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May 2013

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Date: 
05/30/2013 - 08:54

By Teri Saylor

Teri Saylor photo_2.jpgIf you believe Hallmark and sappy romantic comedies, you may think romance is tied up in soft music, red roses, and romantic candlelight dinners. I was always a sucker for the Harlequin-style love affairs and walks on the beach with a bright full moon shimmering on the waves and glowing so brightly you could cast a shadow on the midnight sand.

Yep, I thought romance was intoxicatingly sweet perfume and champagne nights until I started volunteering at the Umstead 100-Mile Endurance Race.

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Wigal Gets RRCA Award

Date: 
05/20/2013 - 11:43
Date: 
05/20/2013 - 11:43

rrca.jpgMelissa Wigal of the River City Runners and Walkers in Parkersburg, West Virginia, was honored by the Road Runners Club of America for directing the "Outstanding Beginning Running Program" of 2012 in the United States. Melissa could not be at the annual RRCA Convestion in Albuquerque, New Mexico, so West Virginia's RRCA State Rep Tom Kramer accepted the award for her. Tom made a formal presentation to Melissa at the West Virginia State Championship race May 18, the Chick-fil-A 10K at Parkersburg.

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Date: 
05/17/2013 - 11:42

5klogo.pngTwin brothers and NFL defensive backs, Jason & Devin McCourty have partnered with Embrace Kids Foundation and launched a campaign against sickle cell disease. The campaign, entitled "Tackle Sickle Cell" aims to educate the public, increase blood donors and raise money & awareness for the fight against sickle cell disease.

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Date: 
05/15/2013 - 14:58

Jon Olsen won the World 24-Hour Championships to lead Team USA to win gold in both the men’s and women’s races on Sunday in Steenbergen, Netherlands.

Olsen (Modesto, Calif.) logged 167.568 miles to take the top spot over John Dennis (Takoma Park, M.D.) by more than four miles. Team USA locked up the team competition with 485.012 miles over runner-up Japan’s 467.623 miles.

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Date: 
05/11/2013 - 15:35

Arlington, VA – The DC Road Runners 1 Mile Track Championships will be the host for the 2013 RRCA National 1 Mile Championship. The event is part of the Bring Back the Mile Tour, and the RRCA is a supporter of the Bring Back the Mile, America’s Distance, campaign.

The race will take place on Wednesday July 24, 2013 in Arlington, VA at the Washington-Lee High School track. The Track Championships are FREE to all runners, member and non-member alike, but race organizers request that runners pre-register to help with planning.

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Ross Bolding is top RRCA master

Date: 
05/07/2013 - 18:19
Date: 
05/07/2013 - 18:19

IMG_3307.JPGThe Road Runners Club of America award as Male Master Runner of the Year was given to Ross Bolding of the Little Rock, Arkansas, Road Runners. Bolding was honored at the annual RRCA Convention in Alburquerque, New Mexico, being presented with his award by Jean Knaack, executive director of the RRCA. Runners from around the nation were in attendance. Bolding, who is 67, said he weighs 155 pounds, which is what he weighed in high school.

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Date: 
05/07/2013 - 18:09

IMG_3306.JPGAngelo and Sherry Celesia of the Tidewater Striders, Virginia Beach, VA, were honored at the annual RRCA Convention as Outstanding Youth Program Directors.

The award was presented by RRCA Executive Director Jean Knaack at the meeting in Alburquerque, New Mexico. Angelo and Sherry were recognized for their efforts in increasing youth programs from an attendance of 20-30 participants to around 200 in multiple cities in the Tidewater area.

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Date: 
05/06/2013 - 18:34

AOW-Harrison.aspx_.jpgINDIANAPOLIS - Queen Harrison (Clemson, S.C.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after defeating a loaded field in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday.Photo of Queen Harrison

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