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Date: 
04/08/2018 - 18:58

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 8, 2018) – Approximately 5,000 registered runners aged 12 to 86 took to the streets of Raleigh to participate in the 2018 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon presented by WRAL. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed taking in the sights and scenery in this charming Southern city.

The best-in-class running event kicked off on Saturday with a 5K and 1 Mile race through Dorothea Dix Park. On Sunday, runners from 48 states and 17 countries took off on a tour of downtown Raleigh. An updated route this year featured a flatter course and showcased new parts of the city. The race started on Fayetteville Street and ran towards the historic Capitol building before cruising through the downtown historic district and charming neighborhoods. The course finished at the Red Hat Amphitheater.

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2 SC Running Records Set

Date: 
04/06/2018 - 16:10
Date: 
04/06/2018 - 16:10

One new South Carolina age group record was set at the Race for the Place 5K in Columbia on February 10, 2018.

Female 8-9: 21:00, Kendra Miles 9, Lexington.

One new record was set at the Palmetto Bluff Marathon in Bluffton on March 3, 2018.

Male 10-11: 3:52:24: Gavin Moore, 10, Ladys Island.

www.staterunningrecords.com

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Date: 
04/05/2018 - 13:18

By Mary Marcia Brown

Amy.jpg As the lead singer of the late 90s group, Destiny’s Child, Beyonce’ Knowles belted out the lyrics, “Say my name, say my name,” on more than one occasion. As competing athletes in area road races, runners often find motivation in hearing their own names called out by cheering spectators during events.

While it is likely that Beyonce’s lyrics could be heard along the recent Sarasota Music Half Marathon & Rockin’ 10k course in Florida, it is likely that some of the participating runners didn’t hear their own names being called out. That’s because spectators often rely on the boldly printed names that appear on the front of race bib numbers to learn the names of approaching athletes.

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Date: 
04/04/2018 - 12:13

Centennial Olympic Park - Photo by Joaquin Lara (1)-thumb-500xauto-33778.jpgBy Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
USA Track & Field will be making a decision soon on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon site. On January 12, 2018, four cities: Atlanta, Georgia, Chatanooga, Tennessee, Austin, Texas and Orlando, Florida have submitted bids. The completed bids were due on March 19, 2018. The USATF Board of Directors will assess the bids and make a decision, in collaboration with the U.S.O.C. This decision should be coming very soon.

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Date: 
04/04/2018 - 11:33

Open, American, PRRO and RRCA prize money and bonuses offered exceed $100,000.

WASHINGTON, DC -- As they have for the past several years, organizers of the 46th Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run will offer over $90,000 in prize money and bonuses to top runners, including a $10,000 American record bonus for the first American man to break Greg Meyer’s American record of 46:13, set here in 1983, and for the first American woman to break Janet Bawcom’s single-sex American record of 52:12, set here in 2014. In addition, this year’s Runner’s Rite of Spring® will serve as the Professional Road Racing Organization’s (PRRO) 2018 Championship—with an additional $10,000 PRRO Super Bonus available to the winners of the five PRRO Circuit races should one of them win the 2018 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile.

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Date: 
04/03/2018 - 12:18

By Teri Saylor

Maureen runs the Umstead Ultra Marathon in 2017..jpgLast January, Maureen Bowen had found a rock on the warm sands of Waikiki Beach. It was her last day in Honolulu before she was scheduled to fly to Maui for a half marathon, the 46th state she had to conquer in her quest to complete a half marathon in all 50 states – for the second time.

“I’m sitting on Waikiki Beach. I had my journal. I had an organic smoothie,” she said. “I was thinking this was an awesome place to write in my journal, and two minutes later everybody’s phones went off.’”

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Date: 
04/02/2018 - 15:47

2018 Charity Donations Reach $155,000 For $916,500 Cumulative Total In Eight Years

CARY, N.C., April 2, 2018 -- The board of directors of the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and the Feetures! Half Marathon announced today that their 2018 events set a new record of charitable giving at $155,000 – a full $25,000 more than their record-setting year in 2017. The cumulative total now stands at $916,000, putting the organization's goal of $1,000,000 well within reach in 2019.

In an unprecedented move, the board opened registration for the 2019 event at this year's Expo on March 16. Runners can register now at the Tobacco Road Marathon Web site and enjoy "Early Bird" pricing for the lowest registration fees. The marathon is the largest in North Carolina, and the only one in the Triangle area during the spring. The Half marathon will also be the only race of its kind in the Triangle during spring 2019.

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Robertson Wins Crescent City

Date: 
04/02/2018 - 15:36
Date: 
04/02/2018 - 15:36

NEW ORLEANS — Jake Robertson, 28, of New Zealand, repeated as champion of the Crescent City Classic on Saturday, March 31, winning in 27:28. Second and third went to Kenyans John Meritu (28:14) and Edwin Soi (28:18).

A highlight performance was made by Kevin Castille, 46, of Lafayette, who set a new masters record of 29:14.

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Records Set at Williamsburg

Date: 
04/02/2018 - 12:22
Date: 
04/02/2018 - 12:22

WILLIAMSBURG, VA — Roger Hopper, 27, of Norfolk, set a new course record at the Jamestown 4-H Discovery Run 10K on March 24, finishing in 33:29.

Other records set:

— Greg Dawson, 52, of Williamsburg, set a new age group record of 37:23 and finished second overall.

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Date: 
03/30/2018 - 11:32

March 29th, 2018

K_Capps_MTS-300x225.jpgKenny Capps to run the Mountain-to-Sea trail to raise awareness for Multiple Myeloma

Mt. Airy, North Carolina — In January of 2015, Kenny Capps, an avid ultramarathon runner from Black Mountain, NC, was forced to stop running after being diagnosed with stage two Multiple Myeloma, which currently has no cure.

After multiple rounds of chemotherapy and infusions, Capps underwent a mostly successful bone marrow transplant in August 2015. With his cancer in check, though not in remission, Capps began running again in 2017.

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