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May 2015

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Date: 
05/29/2015 - 15:07

2014poster_top.jpgLITTLE ROCK, AR — The Go! Mile is celebrating five years of being one fast little race with a new location at the Clinton Presidential Library. The one-mile championship race, presented by CHI St. Vincent Healthcare, is the state’s only sanctioned one-mile race and offers something for runners of all ages and abilities. Downtown Little Rock is rolling out the welcome mat, offering a family stay and play ‘Victory Lap Pass’ that includes experiences at the Clinton Library, Museum of Discovery, Little Rock Trolley, restaurants and more.

Regional
Date: 
05/26/2015 - 13:40

838f3b8a-fcec-4e53-ba2c-40945ffe46d8.jpgKenyan runners dominated the men's race at the 36th annual Mercedes-Benz Cotton Row 10K in Huntsville, AL, held on Memorial Day. Julius Kogo, 29, led three runners who broke the 30 minute mark, running 29:30, to take the win. Kogo was followed by Cleophas Ngetich, 25, in 29:44 for second, with Kimutai Cheruiyot, 29, coming in third, running 29:51. All three runners train in Chapel Hill, NC. Hillary Too, 36, was fourth (30:10), Stanley Boen, 37, of Grand Prairie, TX, fifth (30:56), Brandon York, 49, of Madison, AL, sixth (30:59), and Peter Chebii, 30, of Grand Prairie, TX, seventh (31:22).

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100,000 Miles … and Sleep

Date: 
05/25/2015 - 18:44
Date: 
05/25/2015 - 18:44

By Scott Ludwig

ludwig.jpg Sometimes stories just write themselves. This is one such story.

It was the first Saturday in May. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect: Sunny, gentle breeze and temperatures hovering around 70 degrees. Forty or so runners had gathered at the beautiful Bear Creek Farm in Moreland, Georgia to run for eight hours around a 1.02-mile asphalt loop amongst the residents, most notably the magnificent horses who were more than willing to run side-by-side with the runners.

Regional
Date: 
05/21/2015 - 14:01

ts_logo_mobile2.jpgTallahassee, FL – The Florida Retail Federation (FRF), the state’s premier trade association representing retailers for over 75 years, has named Jon & Betsy Hughes, co-owners of the Track Shack in Orlando, as the 2015 Florida Retailers of the Year. They will be honored with this prestigious award during a special luncheon on June 11 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando as part of the FRF’s Annual Summer Meeting.

Regional
Date: 
05/20/2015 - 11:29

Nine-time Grammy Award winner will perform on American Music Festival main stage Sunday; Annual Labor Day Weekend race to celebrate 15 years running with 20,000 runners in 2015; Virginia Beach stop of the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series scheduled for weekend of Sept. 4-6

vb-275x183.jpgVirginia Beach, VA – In partnership with the American Music festival, Sheryl Crow will headline the post-race concert at the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon on Sunday, September 6. Crow will perform at the main stage that evening for 20,000 runners and thousands of spectators at the Virginia Beach stop of the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series.

Regional
Date: 
05/20/2015 - 10:20

ALBANY, N.Y. — The longstanding rivalry between Kenyan and Ethiopian long distance runners will be renewed once again when the 37th annual Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K takes place Saturday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m. in Albany, N.Y.

These two proud running nations are no strangers to New York’s capital city, and both countries have won three titles apiece over the past six years at this prestigious IAAF silver labeled event.

Regional
Date: 
05/19/2015 - 12:13

bee.jpg BeeCause Charms, a company that specializes in charms for running shoes, has partnered up with Jeff Galloway productions to become the presenting sponsor for Barb’s 5K. Keep your eyes peeled for charms that can be seen on running shoes around the world from BeeCause Charms (https://www.beecausecharms.com/).

A New Jersey based company was started by a few women who loved to run, loved the running community, and wanted a special way to commemorate their achievements. By adding charms to their shoes, they were able to celebrate those victories of completing races.

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RRCA Seeks Five New State Representatives

Date: 
05/16/2015 - 14:12
Date: 
05/16/2015 - 14:12

The RRCA is looking for qualified candidates to fill the State Representative position in five states: Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Upstate New York, and North Carolina.

State Representatives are important ambassadors for the RRCA. Responsibilities for the position include:

-- Assisting the National Office and the RRCA Board in carrying out the mission, vision and values of the organization.

-- Monitoring trends and issues at the state and local level and reporting them to the National Office.

-- Promoting membership in local clubs while recruiting unaffiliated clubs, events, corporate supporters and individual members to join the RRCA.

Regional
Date: 
05/14/2015 - 18:42

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun

Gebrselassie_HaileFL-OlyGame08-thumb-500x333-11798.jpg I was heading out for a nice three mile walk, minding my own business.

That is when it happened, as it always happens.

The foyer of the Radisson Blue Edwardian, which was coursing with runners, and Man City footballers only a few hours ago was quiet.

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NYRR’S Mary Wittenberg Steps Down

Date: 
05/12/2015 - 13:17
Date: 
05/12/2015 - 13:17

Source: New York Road Runners
wittenberg.jpgMary Wittenberg, under whose leadership New York Road Runners developed into the world’s premier community running organization, is stepping down to launch Virgin Sport as Global CEO of the new lifestyle company focused on participatory fitness events and programs. Her two top deputies, Michael Capiraso and Peter Ciaccia, will take over the leadership of the organization, it was announced today by George A. Hirsch, Chairman of the Board of New York Road Runners.

“Mary’s been a trailblazer in our industry and the positive impact she’s had on New York Road Runners and the TCS New York City Marathon has been historic,” said Hirsch, who has served as Chairman of the Board since 2005 and is one of the founders of the New York City Marathon along with Fred Lebow. “Mary has proven that she is one of the top sports executives in the world and we’ll miss her vision and leadership.”

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