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05/22/2017 - 15:44

riteaid.jpgCLEVELAND – Nearly 15,000 runners were treated to a new and scenic course for the 40th anniversary of the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Spirits were high amongst runners and thousands of spectators at the starting line just outside the Quicken Loans Arena, the home of the reigning NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In addition to the Quicken Loans Arena, runners passed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, FirstEnergy Stadium, Great Lakes Science Center, Tremont and Ohio City – both popular neighborhoods, West Side Market, Playhouse Square, Edgewater Park and the newly renovated Public Square, the location of this year’s finish line.

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The Monumental Mile, A Favorite Distance

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05/19/2017 - 13:54
Date: 
05/19/2017 - 13:54

By Jill Geer, ​Chief Marketing Officer of USA Track & Field
With all due respect to other distances, there are exactly three glamour events in running: The 100 meters, the mile, and the marathon.

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05/19/2017 - 05:05

cat.jpgSAVANNAH, GA — It was a sunny morning in October 2015 when Adam Saxe and two running friends, Casey and Nicole, were on a morning run at Lake Mayer.

There was a sound "like a bird in distress,” Saxe said.

It was a six-week-old orange kitten abandoned by his family.

That was the beginning of the Strider the Cat, who was recently interviewed in the Savannah Striders running club newsletter about his hobbies, but more on that in a bit.

“I picked him up, full of fleas and knocked on some doors to see if he had escaped,” Saxe remembered. “There were no other cats around. I couldn’t leave him there so we walked back to my car, him purring all the way, put him in a box and brought him home. After a few good flea baths and a vet exam, we were hooked.” As a kitten, he fit right in with two other cats in the household.

Saxe, a 50-year-old attorney in Savannah, and his wife, Tina, are both members of “the number one running club on the planet — the Savannah Striders.”

Saxe began running in 2014 for health reasons. This October he plans to run his first marathon in Portland, Oregon.

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Date: 
05/18/2017 - 14:53

Race founded by Joan Benoit Samuelson

PORTLAND, Maine – Shipyard Brewing Company will release a new commemorative Export Ale can that celebrates the 20th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K. The race was founded in 1997 by legendary Maine athlete Joan Benoit Samuelson, winner of the gold medal in the 1984 Olympics women’s marathon and Maine’s most famous athlete.

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05/18/2017 - 12:53

whole.jpgRICHMOND, VA – Sports Backers has announced a new partnership with Whole Foods Market, making the grocery retailer the new title sponsor of the Whole Foods Marathon Jr. The kids-only running event, a past winner of Running USA’s ‘Youth Running Event of the Year,’ is set for Oct. 28 at Byrd Park and offers two different distance options: a 0.5 mile course for children ages four to seven, and a one-mile course for children 12 and under. Registration is now open for the event at www.sportsbackers.org.

“Whole Foods Market is excited to sponsor Richmond’s Whole Foods Marathon Jr. as part of our mission to support healthy choices for kids and families.” said Christina Connelly, a leader at the Whole Foods Market Short Pump store.

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Parks, Mitchell Win Strolling Jim

Date: 
05/17/2017 - 19:26
Date: 
05/17/2017 - 19:26

WARTRACE, TN — Jason Parks of Decatur, GA, was the winner May 6 of the Strolling Jim 40 mile ultra in 4:18:06. David Riddle of Cincinnati, OH, was second in 4:35:35, followed by Ethan Coffey of Knoxville, TN, in 4:46:56.

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Spa Pacers H.S. Scholarship Winners Named

Date: 
05/17/2017 - 15:07
Date: 
05/17/2017 - 15:07

HOT SPRINGS, AR — The Spa Pacers running club has selected seven high school students as winners of the Buzz Wilson Scholarships, which are awarded in memory of an active club member of many years “who provided encouragement to all runners and organized many running events in Hot Springs."

Winning $1,000 scholarships are:

Jenny Kirschman - Lake Hamilton

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05/17/2017 - 14:15

Using an incredible amount of crowd support to push himself to the finish, Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein was back to his winning ways Saturday morning at the USATF 25 km Championships at Grand Rapids, Michigan, while defending champion Aliphine Tuliamuk outlasted Neely Gracey to win the women’s race.

The USATF 25 km Championships, hosted by the Fifth Third River Bank Run, are the fifth stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit. Next up on the circuit, the USATF 10 km Championships take place on July 4 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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05/15/2017 - 17:05

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Jose Fernandez is proud of the Cougar XC Challenge hosted by Godby High School, where he coaches cross-country, track and field, and teaches math. Mulitiple races are included in the activities at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park.

The event, scheduled for Aug. 26, keeps growing. Begun in 2013, it had 239 participants in four races — 107 high school boys, 71 high school girls, 44 middle school boys, 17 middle school girls.

“Last year, we had a total of 701 athletes among those same races. We added a community run two years ago with 25 runners. Last year, we added a college division with three junior colleges and one NAIA university with 35 participants. This year, we have added an elementary school division.”

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Date: 
05/15/2017 - 13:14

Annual event put on by New York Road Runners will have an anticipated 27,000 runners, along with hundreds of youth runners who will race in the third-annual NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run.

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance, a free three-day celebration of Brooklyn, begins Wednesday, May 17, at Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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