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November 2011

Regional
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11/29/2011 - 09:28

By Kym Klass
River Region Runners

rrr5a.jpgIt was a small article in a local newspaper in the early 1970s – three men reaching out to the community to form a running club. The goal was to promote physical fitness and sponsor a handful of races under the name Montgomery Track Club.

It worked.

Almost 40 years later, that track club is now the River Region Runners (R3), a 300-member organization that this year helped organize 28 races – almost every other weekend – and most recently was selected to host the Road Runners of America’s (RRCA) Southern Region 5K with its Labor Day 5K Run.

A lot happened in four decades. There are a lot of different stories of the beginning, middle, and even now. After an April 26, 1972 news clipping in the Montgomery Advertiser, in which the group of three men – John D. Cates, Gordon Persons Jr. and Bob Richard – called out for runners, the club grew to 25 members within the first two months, and they voted to call the club the Capital City Pacers. They quickly began holding track meets of one-, two- and four-mile races.

Regional
Date: 
11/24/2011 - 17:49

2011 marks largest participant field in the event’s history
By Tracy Lott/Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta, GA – Over 12,800 runners and walkers kicked off Thanksgiving morning at the 2011 Atlanta Half Marathon events on Thursday, November 24. 2011 marked the largest participant field in the Thanksgiving Day event’s history. Along with the Atlanta Half Marathon, the event featured the sold-out Thanksgiving Day 5K as well as the Mashed Potato Mile for children ages 7 to 12 and the Gravy Gallop for kids ages 6 and under.

“The events of the Atlanta Half Marathon really exemplify the Atlanta Track Club’s mission of inspiring and engaging the community to achieve health and fitness through running,” said Tracey Russell, Executive Director of the Atlanta Track Club. “It’s really incredible to see people of all ages and abilities kicking off their holiday in such a healthy and fun way.”

Regional

What an Anniversary!

Date: 
11/20/2011 - 16:16
Date: 
11/20/2011 - 16:16

ZolaBudd.jpgPEACHTREE CITY, GA - The Darkside Running Club hosted the 10th anniversary of the annual Peachtree City 50K and the 5th anniversary of the sister 25K event in virtually perfect weather at Luther Glass Park on Nov. 13. With overcast skies and temperatures in the high 30s at the start and the low 60s at the finish, the weather couldn’t have been much better for runners and volunteers alike.

In the 50K, Owen Bradley of Birmingham, Alabama ran an outstanding 3:30:08, literally blowing away the rest of the field. On the women’s side, Susan Allen of Dawsonville, Georgia topped the field with a fine 4:27:27. The male and female master’s winners were Larry Hall of Chicago, Illinois and Beth McCurdy of Dacula, Georgia respectively.

Regional
Date: 
11/19/2011 - 17:40

Twenty-eight youth running programs across the country receive funding

Running USA wire
ARLINGTON, Va. - (November 14, 2011) - The Road Runners Club of America, the oldest and largest distance running organization in the United States, has announced the 2011 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients. Twenty-eight programs throughout the U.S. that collectively serve 30,000 youth will receive a total of $20,000 in grants, an increase compared to the $15,000 granted in 2010.

Regional
Date: 
11/14/2011 - 17:43

Bekele women's marathon champion; Bedada breaks women's McDonald's Half Marathon course record; Towett defends men's half-marathon title; event record field of 17,073 highlights 34th running
Running USA wire
By Jackie Holt, Sports Backers

RICHMOND, Va. - With a time of 2 hours, 13 minutes, 45 seconds, Kenya's Kennedy Kemei, 33, set a new course and Virginia state record Saturday morning at the 34th SunTrust Richmond Marathon. The previous record was 2:14:32 set by Andrei Gordeev in 2005. Kemei walked away with a total of $5500 in prize money - $2500 as race champion, an additional $2500 for setting a new course record plus a bonus of $500 for finishing under two hours and twenty minutes. Mekides Bekele, a 25-year-old Ethiopian, was the first female to cross the finish line, clocking 2:47:50.

Regional
Date: 
11/08/2011 - 18:32

African runners take half-marathon titles; with 18,771 finishers Rock 'n' Roll Savannah is 4th largest inaugural running event and debut half-marathon largest ever
Running USA wire
By Dan Cruz, Competitor Group

SAVANNAH, Ga. - After selling out in mid-August, the inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon debuted as the largest running block party in Georgia on Saturday morning. Nathan O'Connell, a 20-year-old student at Kennesaw State, won the marathon in 2 hours, 29 minutes and 5 seconds. It was only the second marathon for O'Connell, who trains with the Atlanta Track Club, as he bettered his time by 27 minutes running on a solo tour through the streets of Savannah.

Regional
Date: 
11/07/2011 - 18:05

Dado women's champion; more than 47,000 participants at 42nd edition under near perfect racing conditions; Emmanuel Mutai takes World Marathon Majors Series title and $500,000

By Duncan Larkin, Running USA wire

NEW YORK - (November 6, 2011) - Flashing a large smile and raising his hands towards the sky, Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya broke the tape at the 42nd ING New York City Marathon. Mutai's winning time was 2 hours, 5 minutes and 6 seconds and over two minutes faster than Tesfaye Jifar's ten-year-old course record and a pending U.S. All-Comers record. The fastest human ever to cover the 26.2-mile distance when he ran 2:03:02 to win this year's Boston Marathon, Mutai expressed his pleasure with his performance afterwards, but admitted that the race was hard-fought.

Regional
Date: 
11/07/2011 - 18:01

Local runners dominate at Sunday’s marathon, half marathon and 10K
2011_half_marathon_mens_winner.JPGRALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – N.C. State’s Bell Tower overlooked a sea of runners this morning as 3,774 participants sprung from the start of the Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, Rex Healthcare Half Marathon, and News & Observer Old Reliable 10K. A record number of runners upheld a five-year-old Raleigh tradition, facing crisp autumn air to complete one of three challenging courses and help raise thousands of dollars for local charities.

Of the participants, 690 individual runners finished the 26.2-mile marathon, 64 teams completed the marathon relay, 1,869 completed the 13.1-mile half marathon, and 486 ran the 10K, a new addition to the City of Oaks’ race-day offering.

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