Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Retail Federation (FRF), the state’s premier trade association representing retailers for over 75 years, has named Jon & Betsy Hughes, co-owners of the Track Shack in Orlando, as the 2015 Florida Retailers of the Year. They will be honored with this prestigious award during a special luncheon on June 11 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando as part of the FRF’s Annual Summer Meeting.
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Nine-time Grammy Award winner will perform on American Music Festival main stage Sunday; Annual Labor Day Weekend race to celebrate 15 years running with 20,000 runners in 2015; Virginia Beach stop of the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series scheduled for weekend of Sept. 4-6
Virginia Beach, VA – In partnership with the American Music festival, Sheryl Crow will headline the post-race concert at the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon on Sunday, September 6. Crow will perform at the main stage that evening for 20,000 runners and thousands of spectators at the Virginia Beach stop of the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series.
ALBANY, N.Y. — The longstanding rivalry between Kenyan and Ethiopian long distance runners will be renewed once again when the 37th annual Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K takes place Saturday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m. in Albany, N.Y.
These two proud running nations are no strangers to New York’s capital city, and both countries have won three titles apiece over the past six years at this prestigious IAAF silver labeled event.
BeeCause Charms, a company that specializes in charms for running shoes, has partnered up with Jeff Galloway productions to become the presenting sponsor for Barb’s 5K. Keep your eyes peeled for charms that can be seen on running shoes around the world from BeeCause Charms (https://www.beecausecharms.com/).
A New Jersey based company was started by a few women who loved to run, loved the running community, and wanted a special way to commemorate their achievements. By adding charms to their shoes, they were able to celebrate those victories of completing races.
The RRCA is looking for qualified candidates to fill the State Representative position in five states: Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Upstate New York, and North Carolina.
State Representatives are important ambassadors for the RRCA. Responsibilities for the position include:
-- Assisting the National Office and the RRCA Board in carrying out the mission, vision and values of the organization.
-- Monitoring trends and issues at the state and local level and reporting them to the National Office.
-- Promoting membership in local clubs while recruiting unaffiliated clubs, events, corporate supporters and individual members to join the RRCA.
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun
I was heading out for a nice three mile walk, minding my own business.
That is when it happened, as it always happens.
The foyer of the Radisson Blue Edwardian, which was coursing with runners, and Man City footballers only a few hours ago was quiet.
Source: New York Road Runners
Mary Wittenberg, under whose leadership New York Road Runners developed into the world’s premier community running organization, is stepping down to launch Virgin Sport as Global CEO of the new lifestyle company focused on participatory fitness events and programs. Her two top deputies, Michael Capiraso and Peter Ciaccia, will take over the leadership of the organization, it was announced today by George A. Hirsch, Chairman of the Board of New York Road Runners.
“Mary’s been a trailblazer in our industry and the positive impact she’s had on New York Road Runners and the TCS New York City Marathon has been historic,” said Hirsch, who has served as Chairman of the Board since 2005 and is one of the founders of the New York City Marathon along with Fred Lebow. “Mary has proven that she is one of the top sports executives in the world and we’ll miss her vision and leadership.”
ATLANTA — The Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk is kicking off the 2015 event with the newly released team captain meeting dates and topic schedules, preparing for another “All Out” event on Sept. 24.
Kaiser Permanente, long time title sponsor of the Atlanta event, encourages those looking to show off their leadership, team-building and motivational skills by becoming a company team leader, and be the most important part for the success of each corporate team by bringing encouragement and the mindset of a healthy, active lifestyle to participants of each involved company.
One of the big points in 2015, which represents the 30th anniversary of Kaiser Permanente in Georgia, will be the prestigious honor to be named Kaiser Permanente’s “Most Fit Company.”
In running a race, we stick to the course, measuring ourselves against ourselves and others, but what of life’s course? Do we take the road well traveled or do we need to take another path? Like the song “The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond” declares, “O ye’ll take the high road and I’ll take the low road and I’ll be in Scotland before ye,” we must at times take another path.
As the great American poet Robert Frost wrote:
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
ATLANTA – Building on the theme of “the year of the team”, the 2015 AJC Peachtree Road Race will feature a team competition between our nation’s military branches in the second annual Kilometer Kids Charity Chase. The military teams will compete separately from the inaugural elite team competition, the Peachtree Cup.
Registration is now available for the 2015 .US National 12K, set for Sunday, November 15 in Alexandria, Virginia.
In its third year, the .US National 12K starts and finishes in Oronoco Bay Park, as the route follows the 2014 course and returns to the George Washington Parkway.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – J&A Racing is pleased to announce that Great Outdoor Provision Co. has signed on as the title sponsor for the Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler presented by Bon Secours In Motion, which will next take place on Dec. 19 in Virginia Beach. This Christmas themed event will be held at twilight along the boardwalk so runners can enjoy the “McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach” display, named by USA Today as one of the top ten best holiday light displays in the country, and will end with a huge post-race party inside the Virginia Beach Convention Center featuring live music, brew from Samuel Adams and more.
RunPro Camp, designed to help educate and inform distance runners who are interested in pursuing a professional running career after college, is now accepting applications. Runners who are completing their NCAA eligibility by June 30, 2015, along with runners who have completed eligibility within the last 24-months, are encouraged to apply. The application can be found at www.RunPro.com. The deadline to apply has been extended to May 22.