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December 2015

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Runner Hit by Car, Dies

Date: 
12/31/2015 - 13:52
Date: 
12/31/2015 - 13:52

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Philip Weber, 55, of Charlottesville, known as “the running man,” was struck by a vehicle Dec. 29 at about 7 a.m. while running along Ivy Lane. He died at the scene.

Weber had reportedly run 125,000 miles, training about 5,000 miles per year. He lived alone but was well known in the community and considered passersby as his friends.

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12/30/2015 - 13:01

More than 21,000 runners and walkers participated in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend on December 5, raising more than $8.2 million. It is the largest single one-day fundraiser of the year for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Events included a marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 5K and family fun run.

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Date: 
12/30/2015 - 11:08

On Sunday morning, Jan. 3, The New Orleans Track Club will host the 109th Anniversary Jackson Day Race, a road race open to participants of all running and walking skill levels. The event will take place at 8:30 a.m. starting on Marconi Drive at Robert E. Lee Blvd and finishing at Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

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Date: 
12/29/2015 - 13:38

Arlington, VA – Organized running clubs have been the driving force behind the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) since 1958. As the running community continues to grow and evolve, the delivery of organized running has changed over the years. While organized running clubs continue to represent the majority of RRCA members, fundraising events, and event management companies continue to be a growing membership segment of the RRCA.

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RRCA/Arkansas Grand Prix XXXV Schedule

Date: 
12/28/2015 - 11:17
Date: 
12/28/2015 - 11:17

Jan 24, One Hour Track Run Pottsville

Feb. 6, River Trail 15K North Little Rock

Feb. 13, Valentine's Day 5K Russellville

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2015 Arkansas RRCA Awards Announced

Date: 
12/28/2015 - 11:10
Date: 
12/28/2015 - 11:10

Female Ultra Runner of the Year: Stacey Shaver-Matson

Male Ultra Runner of the Year: Stan Ferguson

Masters Female Ultra Runner of the Year: Tammy Walther

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IRONMAN Adds Two Races In Wilmington, NC

Date: 
12/18/2015 - 15:55
Date: 
12/18/2015 - 15:55

IRONMAN announced the acquisition of multiple events from the YMCA of Wilmington, Inc. IRONMAN will now own and operate the events previously known as PPD Beach2Battleship Full Distance triathlon and the PPD Beach2Battleship Half Distance triathlon. Rebranded as PPD IRONMAN® North Carolina presented by New Hanover Regional Medical Center and PPD IRONMAN® 70.3® North Carolina presented by New Hanover Regional Medical Center, these two newest IRONMAN events will both take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

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Date: 
12/16/2015 - 18:31

DrewHunter.JPGSAN DIEGO (Dec. 12, 2015) - Weini Kelati of Leesburg, Va., and Drew Hunter of Purcellville, Va., captured first place titles at the 37th Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) National Finals at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif.. Race conditions were good with dry terrain, sunny skies and temperatures reaching 56 degrees.

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Date: 
12/16/2015 - 15:41

RICHMOND, VA – Sports Backers and the Collegiate Running Association announced today that the April 9, 2016 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K will serve as host to the 2016 Collegiate Running Association 10K Road Race National Championships. This marks the third consecutive year that some of the nation’s best and brightest college students will compete for the national championship in Richmond.

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Date: 
12/16/2015 - 13:01

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Announces 2016 Tour Schedule

Rock ’n’ Roll 2016 Marathon Series Announced

Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) has released the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Tour Schedule.