MOUNT VERNON, VA – Dash through history during the George Washington Patriot Run, a road race to enter the historic property at George Washington’s Mount Vernon! On Sunday, Sept. 10, the George Washington Patriot Run will host thousands of runners for its 5K and 10K races beginning at 8 a.m. This spectacular road race will take runners up the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway.
DENVER, NC — The Valentine's 5K & Couples Run held Feb. 18 was deemed a big success.
Coach Melvin Morrison and Charles Whitley, race directors, said, "It was a great way to bring families together and to raise money to help families that have struggled this winter and to send team members to summer camp. Our sponsors were amazing in giving gift cards for runners to eat and shop after the race. Many families helped to give back to the community.”
ATLANTA — Atlanta Track Club today revealed the five finalists in the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest. Finalists include three local professional designers and a graphic design student at Auburn University. Two of the designs chosen were submitted by Kevin Benton, a creative director and graphic designer.
Student athletes are reluctant to ‘blow the whistle’ on doping, research at Leeds Beckett University reveals.
Led by Dr Kelsey Erickson, a Research Fellow in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett, the research study published in the Journal of Psychology of Sport and Exercise, suggests that whilst current anti-doping efforts encourage and rely on whistleblowing, UK and US track and field student athletes are reluctant to whistleblow on doping.
NYRR Team for Kids Ambassadors Molly Huddle, Meb Keflezighi, and Tatyana McFadden to Lead American Professional Athlete Field at 2017 United Airlines NYC Half
Six U.S. Olympians and seven U.S. Paralympians to highlight star-studded American contingent at the first event of the 2017 NYRR Five-Borough Series on Sunday, March 19
BOSTON — Shalane Flanagan will not be able to run the Boston Marathon this year due to a fracture in her back.
The four-time Olympian will need 4-6 weeks of rest to heal.
“I’m extremely sad at the loss of opportunity to run with the best and that I will not be a part of my favorite race,” Flanagan said. “I have shed a lot of tears this past week."
Flanagan has run the Boston Marathon three times and in 2014 ran 2:22:02, the fastest time ever by an American woman at Boston. She finished sixth in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Marathon. She won the bronze medal in the 10,000 meters at the 2008 Olympic Games and holds American records at various distances.
The Boston Marathon is held annually on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April, which is April 17 this year -- the 121st running.
ROCK HILL, SC — Early Learning Partnership of York County Director Teresa Creech promises “something fun for everyone” for the 3rd Annual Krispy Kreme Run 4 Reading Race on March 4.
“If you are a serious runner, then check out your time for the four-mile course,” she said. “If you love doughnuts, lots of doughnuts, then give the Challenge a try. If you can’t run a long distance, then grab some friends and do the relay where you each run or walk one mile. Wear a costume!”
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Kevin Brown, 35, of Boca Raton was first overall finisher in 2:41:25 of the Public Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon Feb. 19. Bryan Huberty was second in 2:50:19, followed by Mikhail Proskurin in 2:55:17.
Female champion was Erica Lech, 39, of Sweden, who finished in 3:10:32. Tania Canterbury was second in 3:18:30, followed by Michelle Lankey in 3:23:57.
5K and mile races will provide assistance through registration fees and donations.
By Chanel Gianelli
TAMPA BAY, FL — I am a student in my last semester, studying Public Policy at SPC College. In my Capstone class we have to create a project on subject matter that we are truly passionate about and for me that is giving back to my community (especially organizations that help children).
It was last indoor race of his career
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
Birmingham (GB, Feb. 18, 2017) — Mo Farah is the finest distance racer in the world. Last night it was clear, in speaking with the current UK endurance chief and past UK endurance chief, those being Dr. Barry Fudge and Ian Stewart, that Mo Farah is a racer. From the time Ian Stewart suggested that Mo Farah train with Alberto Salazar, Mo Farahs' confidence in racing and his racing tactics have improved to make him the finest racer over 5000 meters and 10,000 meters in the world.
Today, is part of the evolution of the runner, Mo Farah. After the London World Champs, Mo Farah will, more than likely, become focused on the roads, to see just how good of a racer he is over the marathon and half marathon distance.