It takes commitment to run a marathon, and Novant Health has made a big one in signing on as title sponsor of the Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte, NC. The three-year deal secures naming rights and premiere healthcare services for the now Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon, which celebrates ten years running this November.
“This is a partnership built on a shared commitment to support better health and wellness in Charlotte,” said race director Tim Rhodes. “Novant Health’s three year sponsorship to the marathon means we’ll be well on our way to guaranteeing another 10 years as Charlotte’s premier running event.”
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Since 1971, the RRCA has honored dedicated individuals for their outstanding service to the RRCA and the sport of distance running through the National Running Awards Ceremony. We are delighted to announce the 2014 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2013 National Running Award recipients.
These outstanding contributors to our sport will be honored at the upcoming RRCA National Running Awards Banquet and Ceremony on May 3, 2014 in Spokane, WA. We encourage all RRCA members to join us for this event to celebrate these award-winning contributors to the running community.
Kayla Montgomery, 18, doesn't let multiple sclerosis (MS) slow her down even though her legs become numb during her races.
The senior at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, NC, won the state 3200-meter title in 10:43. She will compete March 14 at the national indoor track championships in New York in the 5,000 meters.
She gradually loses sensation in her legs during races, collapsing at the of the runs and has to be caught before she falls.
It is unknown if her illness will worsen, thus she is pushing to do all she can now in running. She will attend Lipscomb University this fall in Nashville, TN.
Ethan Coffey and Emily Harrison took down the men’s and women’s records at the 50 km Road Championships at Caumsett State Park on Long Island, N.Y., Saturday.
Ethan Coffey (Knoxville, Tenn.) was the overall winner, setting a course record of 2:53:32.78 as he upset the previous record holder Michael Wardian (Arlington, Va.), a four-time 50 km champion. Wardian finished in 2:59:31.69 for second.
The 2014 NYC Half, to be held on Sunday, March 16, will feature two of the world’s top half-marathon fields of 2014. A marquee group of male and female international and American distance-running stars was announced by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.
John Hancock Elite Athlete Team changes announced for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014.
Additions to the elite men's field include U.S. Olympians Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman and Kenyan elite Mathew Bowen. Withdrawals to the elite men's field include Kenyan elite Moses Mosop, U.S. Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein and Australian Olympian Jeffrey Hunt.
Mark Chepses of Kenya won the Little Rock Marathon for the fourth-consecutive year on Sunday, while hometown favorite Leah Thorvilson broke the tape for the fifth time.
“It was very cold,” said Chepses, who won in 2:25:45.
“I’m so happy to be done,” said Thorvilson, delighted with a winning time of 2:42:41, her second-fastest here. “These are the ickiest conditions I’ve ever raced in.”
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Source: USA Running Circuit
Elite field for USA 15K Championship includes five Olympians, four past race champions, and many major road racing names
The 37th running of the GATE River Run 15K, host of the USA 15K Championship on Saturday, Mar. 15 is shaping up with another record year for participation, and the men’s and women’s elite fields are on pace to be among the strongest ever.
First major sponsor of BBTM campaign to elevate, celebrate iconic distance
Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance, has announced HOKA ONE ONE as a BBTM sponsor. HOKA ONE ONE, with its revolutionary shoe design, is expanding beyond the ultra and trail running market.
“We heartily welcome HOKA ONE ONE as our first major Bring Back the Mile sponsor,” said BBTM Founder Ryan Lamppa. “We are excited about this partnership as together we share a common vision and passion for the Mile and for celebrating the sport and athletes of all abilities. Go Mile!”
2008 Olympic marathon competitor, ultra marathoner and GU Energy Vice President of Innovation, Magdalena Boulet has pulled off an improbable running accomplishment, winning back-to-back races at starkly different distance in the same month. On February 23, she won the USA National Masters 8K Championship Race at the 23rd Annual Brea 8K Classic and on March 8th won the Way Too Cool 50km Endurance Trail Run in Cool, California to complete the stunning double.
March means the first day of spring and longer daylight hours for running.
The first day of spring is March 20.
If you read this before March 9, be sure to set your clock one hour ahead on Saturday night, March 8.
But back to that first day of spring:
Great idea for breakfast-on-the-run:
Raspberry Baked Oatmeal to Go.
Not only is this "pre-baked" recipe a great idea for when you oversleep, it's also a great idea for runners anytime. You can even eat these while running.
Bake 'em, put in the freezer, defrost in microwave when you want them.
Warning: It's doubtful these will last very long