A new marathon will be held March 15 in Newport News, VA, the Newport News One City Marathon.
Presented by Newport News Shipbuilding, the marathon will run the entire 26 mile length of the city, with Newport News Park as the setting for the start of the race and the Victory Arch in downtown will serve as the finish line. Along the way, the certified course will take runners past various cultural amenities, educational institutions, businesses and neighborhoods.
The marathon, which also offers a relay option, culminates at a community festival at Victory Landing Park as runners race through the finish line. In addition to the marathon, there will be an 8K Run/Walk and a Kids Fun Run. Marathon weekend will also include a Health and Wellness Expo at the Newport News Marriott at City Center
City Manager James M. Bourey, an avid runner, said, “The marathon was developed as a way to help bring the City together. Newport News is a great city with much diversity and many assets. Coincidentally the geography of the city is ideal for a marathon. This is a perfect way for our citizens to celebrate all that is good in our city and at the same time gain additional national exposure for Newport News."
Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray was announced as the first registrant and will be the featured speaker at the pre-race dinner on Saturday, March 14, 2015.
A brand new marathon will be held at Fort Smith, Arkansas on Feb. 8, 2015, appropriately named the Fort Smith Marathon. Race Director Patrick Pendleton hopes the inaugural race will draw 1500 runners.
The course is described as hilly. Also included with be a half-marathon and a four-person relay event for the marathon.
(Especially when she wins the 3,000 meters at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene Oregon.)
By Larry Eder
Run Blog Run
Mary Cain's race, among US high schoolers, may have been one of the most anticipated events of the week here! That she won was pretty impressive, because, on the world level, this just does not happen for American women.
That she did it in the style she did, with the finesse, control and final kick that she did is a product of her coach, Alberto Salazar, showing her how to win races.
Race to be held for the first time on Saturday, March 28, 2015. More than 3,000 women are expected to register to run in the female-exclusive event
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Savannah Sports Council and Publix announced that the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K will be held for the first time on Saturday, March 28, 2015. More than 3,000 women are expected to register to run in the female-exclusive event.
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina -- History was made, champions were crowned and more records were broken on the fourth and final day of USATF Masters Outdoor Championships at Kentner Stadium on the campus of Wake Forest University, on Sunday, July 20.
Boone, NC resident Caleb Masland won the Grandfather Mountain Marathon a full 17 minutes ahead of his closest competitor, crossing the line in a time of 2:47:55.
But that doesn’t mean the 26.2-mile race, part of the 59th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games on July 12, was easy, he said.
“It was tough — definitely the most challenging marathon I’ve ever run,” Masland said.
BOSTON –Over 2,600 runners and walkers, including 500 actively serving military members, gathered at Fenway Park this morning to support one of the only private sector clinics in the U.S. dedicated to helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families heal from the “invisible wounds” of war -- post traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
18 July 2014, Meeting Herculis, Monaco — Molly Huddle was here for one reason, setting the American record once again, and putting it out of reach for awhile. During most of the race, she had the company of Shannon Rowbury who followed her every move, as she had in Sacramento.
With 300 meters to go, Molly Huddle took off and put six seconds on Shannon Rowbury.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 31, 2014 following the RunPro Camp
ARLINGTON, Va. - Since 1996, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has awarded grants through its Roads Scholar program to assist American, post-collegiate, road runners who show great promise to develop into national and world class road running athletes.
The Roads Scholar program has distributed over $450,000 in grants to emerging American distance runners since the program’s inception. Grants in the amount of $5,000.00 are awarded to four to six athletes per year.
Arlington, Virginia – Fourteen up-and-coming distance runners, who recently graduated from colleges and universities throughout the country, attended the 3rd RunPro Camp in Arlington, VA from July 17-19. Hosted by the RRCA, RunPro Camp is designed to encourage, support, and provide information for more top-ranked, post-collegiate, U.S. distance runners to stay in the sport and pursue a professional running career domestically and internationally.
Marietta, Georgia – July 23, 2014 - This fall, the Hot Lips Hustle 5K invites fun-loving, philanthropic runners and walkers of all ages to celebrate ten years of turning miles into smiles. On September 20th, the Hot Lips’ starting gun will sound for the tenth time in support of The Smile Train, a nonprofit that provides free surgeries for needy children born with cleft lip and palate. To date, the Hot Lips Hustle has raised nearly $60,000 for its cause, ensuring a lifetime of smiles for over 240 children.
Blacksburg, VA — For the second year in a row the finish line at the TriAdventure Youth Triathlon has been bringing smiles and a sense of accomplishment to young athletes. Regardless of ability or experience participants are given the opportunity to participate in a mini-triathlon offering a fun and positive experience.
The only kids' triathlon in Southwest Virginia prompted a lot of smiles July 13 when 56 participants ranging in age from 4-10 took part in this year's race at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center and Parks and Recreation Fields.
J&A Racing, a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and the City of Norfolk are pleased to announce that we have partnered together to host the inaugural Blue Moon Harbor Lights Half Marathon, 5K and Final Mile presented by Bon Secours in Motion.