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August 2011

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Date: 
08/31/2011 - 20:23

By WILL HARLAN
Blue Ridge Outdoors

Harlan photo3.jpg(Editor’s note: The writer is editor in chief of Blue Ridge Outdoors, http://BlueRidgeOutdoors.com, an excellent magazine and website which covers multiple outdoor sports, including running. Harlan started his May 19 run on the Appalachian Trail near Interstate 40 close to the North Carolina-Tennessee border. Much of the trail straddles the border of the two states.)

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Date: 
08/27/2011 - 15:58
Date: 
08/27/2011 - 15:58

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Date: 
08/26/2011 - 17:53

Knoxville, TN, and Lynchburg, VA, among 10 winners

Running USA wire
ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the oldest and largest distance running organization in the United States, has announced the second round of selections for the Runner Friendly Community designation: Allen Park, MI; Carson City, NV; Decatur, IL; Knoxville, TN; Lawrence, KS; Lynchburg, VA; Missoula, MT; Reading, PA; Salem, MA and The Woodlands, TX.

These communities have shown that they meet the program's criteria, which includes community infrastructure, community support and local government support for running.

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Date: 
08/26/2011 - 09:28

Running USA wire
The Charlotte Motor Speedway will host the inaugural N. C. Half Marathon and 5K on March 25, 2012 as thousands of runners race on the 1.5-mile quad-oval race track. Some 3,000 to 5,000 runners are expected.

"This high energy race offers something for everyone. Whether you are veteran runner or training for your first 5K, the N.C. Half Marathon will be one race you won't forget," said Lauren Carpenter, sports and recreation sales manager of the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We want folks to experience the thrill of running around the legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway and come back to watch the professionals drive the same course at more than 190 mph in the fall!"

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Mack to Defend USA 10K Trail Title

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08/25/2011 - 13:46
Date: 
08/25/2011 - 13:46

Continental Divide Trail Race again to host off-road national championship; up-and-down challenging course has 1,500 feet of climbing
Running USA wire
LAUREL SPRINGS, N.C. - The Continental Divide Trail Race, on Saturday, August 27, will once again host the USA 10K Trail Championships. With 1,500 feet of climbing and some highly technical sections, some have described it as the hardest race they've ever run, with two big climbs, both ¼ mile with 18.5% and 22+% averages, plus no less than 9 difficult climbs.

The men's field looks strong and ready for the national trail tilt. Bobby Mack, 26, will return to defend his crown. The Raleigh, N.C. resident has already won the USA 8K road championship this year; can he match it with a trail title repeat? Ryan Woods is also back, trying to improve on his runner-up finishes the last two years. Ryan and Jared Scott have been racing against each other since February in the La Sportiva Mountain Cup series; Jared beat Ryan at two races, but Ryan beat Jared when he met him on his home turf in North Carolina.

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Date: 
08/17/2011 - 14:30

atlanta track club.jpgThe Atlanta Track Club (ATC) has chosen 18 metro Atlanta nonprofit organizations to participate in its Adopt a Marathon Mile program during the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 30. The organizations will "adopt" a mile along the route, assisting with water stops and creating "cheer zones," in exchange for a donation from the ATC.

The 18 organizations were selected based on their funding needs and ability to recruit volunteers for one of the marathon miles. Participating nonprofit organizations include:

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Date: 
08/15/2011 - 17:55

MarcD_photo3.jpgMontgomery County, Tennessee: To say Marc DiBernardo runs for a reason is an understatement. On Saturday, October 15, this Fort Campbell Soldier will run in the Go Commando Half Marathon presented by CDE Lightband in hopes of breaking his second world record. His mission is to bring awareness to Team Red, White & Blue, a non-profit organization committed to wounded veterans and their families.

DiBernardo began running when he joined the military in 2002. However, he soon took running to a new level. Each time he enters an event, DiBernardo wears a unique piece of racing equipment, a gas mask. What started as a lighthearted approach to fitness turned into a passion.

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Date: 
08/11/2011 - 18:23

All Runners Will Receive Commemorative Bib at Sept. 17 Race in Prince William County

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QUANTICO, VA - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is unveiling a commemorative bib designed by military cartoonist Jeff Bacon for the Crossroads 17.75K road race on Saturday, Sept. 17. Bacon's original design comically displays participants running in the Crossroads 17.75K through Prince William Forest Park, which makes up a large portion of the 11.03-mile course through Prince William County, VA. Bacon is a retired U.S. Navy captain and celebrated military cartoonist of the "Broadside" and "Greenside" cartoons that depict the men and women of the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.

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SIXTY AND UP: AGING ATHLETE KEEPS CLIMBING

Date: 
08/05/2011 - 17:20
Date: 
08/05/2011 - 17:20

Houston, TX, August 5, 2011 - "Old age ain't no place for sissies," H. L. Mencken declared. It's especially true the way Marshall Ulrich does it.

This month, to celebrate his 60th birthday, Ulrich will climb two deadly mountains in the same week -- right after he finishes running 146 miles across the hottest place on earth.

During the climbs, he and his fellow mountaineers will be roped in, but the best insurances against plummeting off Mount Eiger (13,025 feet) and the Matterhorn (14,692 feet) are strength and experience, both of which Ulrich has in legendary measure. He'll need them: the Eiger has earned the nicknames "the Ogre" and Mordwand (German: "death wall") because more than 60 people have perished while trying to scale the north face since 1935. The Matterhorn has claimed even more lives: 500 since it was first climbed in 1865. This fact just makes Ulrich all the more eager to conquer them.

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The Scream Makes Suffering Fun

Date: 
08/01/2011 - 17:48
Date: 
08/01/2011 - 17:48

By Teri Saylor

The Scream 2 286.JPGWhen the promotional materials for a race promise “you will be sore,” believe it. Especially if the race is called “The Scream.”
“My wife actually came up with that name,” said David Lee.
David and Rhonda Lee, who are longtime race directors and now own and operate Lee Timing, Inc., a race management firm in Morganton, NC, wanted to develop a race that featured a USTAF certified course and a fast finish. The Scream was a joint production of Lee Timing and Glory Hound Events, teaming up under the name Blue Ridge Multi Sports.

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