Dobriskey, Soos, Olinger to Celebrate the Countdown to 2009 at the 31st Emerald Nuts Midnight Run in Central Park on December 31
December 30, 2008 from Running USA wire (NEW YORK NY) British Olympians Lisa Dobriskey and Ricky Soos and NCAA All-American Brian Olinger lead a competitive field and more than 5,000 participants that will ring in the new year at the 31st Emerald Nuts Midnight Run on Wednesday, December 31 in Central Park.
December 30, 2008 from press release Stu Mittleman began his ultra career inauspiciously in 1978, running a modest 6:11 for 50 miles in the Metropolitan 50 Mile in Central Park, New York City. Within two years, he had notched his first national class ultra performance, running 3:52 for 60K.
December 27, 2008 from press release (INDIANAPOLIS IN) The 500 Festival announced today the 33rd running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon has sold out with 35,000 entries. The event is schedule for May 2, 2009. Participants from all 50 states and 9 countries have registered. Entries postmarked on or before, December 26, 2008, will be accepted.
For those who still have some last minute shopping, we always recommend supporting local specialty running stores. There are several races across the country, check our online National Calendar for a listing near you and you can also click on the Go To a Publication Near You link at the top to find a local running magazines from across the country. If you are an Event Director, don't forget to add your 2009 listing - it's free!
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December 22, 2008 from press release On your mark, get set, go! Enter to win the second annual “CIGNA Falmouth Road Race Challenge” national essay contest. As of Jan. 1, CIGNA will begin accepting entries to win an all-expense-paid trip, valued up to $5,000, to participate in the CIGNA Falmouth Road Race Aug. 9, 2009 in Falmouth, MA.
December 22, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS IN) USA Track & Field has amended Rule 144.3, which pertains to the use of headphones and other electronic devices, to enable race directors to choose to allow the use of headphones by runners in non-championship races.
December 22, 2008 from Colorado Runner A record crowd of just over 600 runners gathered at Chatfield State Park for the fourth running of Rudolph's Revenge, the first race in the Winter Distance Series.
December 19, 2008 from Colorado Runner (Littleton, CO) Rudolph's Revenge is a 5K and 10K run/walk at Chatfield State Park in Littleton, CO. This race is the first race in the Winter Distance Series. The other two events are Frosty's Frozen Five and the Snowman Stampede.
December 18, 2008 from press release (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) USA Triathlon and Richmond Sports Backers have announced changes to the race course for the 2009 USAT Short Course Duathlon National Championship being held in Richmond, Va., April 26. The championship is part of the second annual National Duathlon Festival that features eight duathlon races over two days (April 25-26).
December 18, 2008 By Ryan Lamppa, Running USA wire (CA) Since 2001, U.S. distance running has produced some noteworthy and historic achievements, particularly compared to its status the years before 2001, and 2008 was another year of achievement and outside powerhouses Kenya and Ethiopia, no country had a better year than the USA if one considers the entire sport. In 2008, U.S.