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February 2018

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03/02/2018 - 12:59

Race champions capture final $10,000 Super Bonus qualifying berths for upcoming 2018 PRRO Championship; 16th Publix Gasparilla Half offered $30,000 U.S.-only prize purse

Sara-Hall-Gasparilla-HM-2018-3-227x275.jpgTAMPA, Fla. – The Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon, the 2018 PRRO Circuit racing season opener on Sunday, February 25, featured two down-to-the-wire finishes under warm, humid conditions. In the women’s professional race, Sara Hall, 34, from Redding, CA, edged defending champion Stephanie Bruce, 34, from Flagstaff, AZ, by one second: 1 hour, 12 minutes, 1 second to 1:12:02; both shattered the course record of 1:12:35 by Jen Rhines in 2015. For the men, Colorado residents Elkanah Kibet, 32, Colorado Springs and Parker Stinson, 25, Boulder also battled to the finish line with Kibet prevailing by two seconds, 1:03:39 to 1:03:41.

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03/01/2018 - 15:11

World’s largest 10K set for July 4

ATLANTA – March 1, 2018 – Over the course of the next three weeks, 60,000 runners and walkers will sign up to take part in the 49th AJC Peachtree Road Race. Atlanta Track Club announced the opening of registration today for the world’s largest 10K. Registration is currently available to Atlanta Track Club members who activated their membership by February 1, 2018.

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03/01/2018 - 12:33

$35.5 million was raised by nearly 9,300 charity runners during the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, including more than $6.1 million raised by Team for Kids to benefit NYRR’s free youth fitness programs

NEW YORK – New York Road Runners (NYRR) have announced that marathon legend Meb Keflezighi, the only athlete ever to win the New York City Marathon, the Boston Marathon, and an Olympic medal, has partnered with the world’s premier running organization and will serve as Ambassador & Special Advisor to its charity running team,NYRR Team for Kids.

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A Perspective on Perspective

Date: 
02/28/2018 - 16:36
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02/28/2018 - 16:36

By Scott Ludwig

I realize it’s difficult for a runner to talk about running without ‘dropping numbers.’ After all it’s practically impossible to tell someone what you’ve accomplished in a pair of running shoes without them. (I’m still talking about numbers here—not runners because some run barefoot, wearing sandals, etc.).

It wouldn’t make much sense to tell your neighbor you ‘ran a race of considerable distance’ because that’s about as vague as telling them you don’t pass gas much. Rather, stating you ran 6.2 miles in less than 60 minutes and your pace was just less than nine-minutes per mile makes much more sense and is a lot easier for your neighbor to grasp.

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Date: 
02/27/2018 - 11:38

Event Held in Conjunction with Baltimore Running Festival in October

Festival-2013-FLAG-endurace-sports-wire-275x97.jpgBALTIMORE, MD — Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced that Baltimore will host the 2018 National Black Marathoners Association’s (NBMA) Annual Summit in conjunction with October’s Baltimore Running Festival.

Race organizers anticipate up to 700 NBMA members will participate in the summit and/or running festival. The 18th annual running festival will attract an estimated 23,000 total runners from all 50 states and nearly three dozen countries on October 22nd.

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Date: 
02/26/2018 - 13:46

By AARON SAFT,
Owner, FootRX, Asheville, NC
www.footrxasheville.com

So many people I meet are intimidated by trail running. I hear things like “Aren’t there bears?” or “Don’t you get lost?” I smile and answer yes to both. Then I explain how they can get into trail running with far less apprehension of the things we cannot control. In this segment, I will discuss how you can get to know the trails so you don’t feel as though you are going to get lost.

First, I suggest joining a trail running group that has people that run around your pace and distance. Learn some new loops, meet some new people you can potentially run with outside the group run and have fun!

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02/25/2018 - 17:14

Six minute PB puts Amy as Number 5 American All time

By Larry Eder
RunBlogRun.com

Cragg_Amy-Baa10k16-thumb-500x750-32469.jpgAmy Cragg, the 2017 London World Championship bronze medalist in the marathon, just opened, and rightfully so, a few more eyes with her fine performance at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday. Amy ran 2:21:42, nearly a six minute personal best (2:27:03) on the very fast Tokyo course!

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Date: 
02/24/2018 - 15:20

US-Athl-Footwear-Sales-2017.pngBy Larry Eder
RunBlogRun.com

Welcome to the Running Biz, my new series on the business of running. In this frequent new column, I will interpret various goings on, and provide some suggestions on how to improve the daily challenges of our culture.

And now, we begin...

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RRCA Announces National Running Awards

Date: 
02/22/2018 - 12:05
Date: 
02/22/2018 - 12:05

Since 1971, the RRCA has honored dedicated individuals and organizations for outstanding service to the RRCA and the sport of distance running. We are delighted to announce the 2018 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2017 National Running Award recipients. The outstanding contributors to our sport will be honored at the upcoming RRCA National Running Awards Banquet and Ceremony on April 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. We encourage all RRCA members to join us for this event to celebrate these contributors to the running community.

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Date: 
02/21/2018 - 12:40

OUTDOOR FEST PR- Key deer running 5K- FAVORite events of the FKNWR.jpgBIG PINE, FL — The fourth annual Run with Deer 5K run/walk, a race that wanders through rural roads within National Key Deer Refuge, will be held on Saturday, March 17. Race proceeds will benefit Florida Keys Wildlife Society (formerly known as FAVOR) and used to help support exhibit purchases for the new Nature Center, refuge habitat restoration, education and outreach, and many other Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges projects that help protect endangered wildlife.

"The Run with Deer 5K race course is a fun route and a great way for people to get out in nature, get a little exercise, and contribute to the National Wildlife Refuges!" says Nancy Chatelaine, Florida Keys Wildlife Society member and race coordinator.

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