KANSAS CITY, MO -– The Kansas City Marathon announced that Garmin International Inc. will serve as the race’s new title sponsor. The race, scheduled for October 21, is Kansas City’s largest annual running event and will be branded “The Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin” – and will feature significant integration of the Garmin brand, its products and its inspirational Beat Yesterday campaign in all aspects of the event.
ROCKY MOUNT, NC — "We are very excited to have been selected to host next year's National Championship," said Tar River Running Company (TRRC) founder and race director Michael Forrester. "Associating our event with the RRCA, the national body that represents our sport, has a positive impact on our race and shows the continued resurgence of downtown Rocky Mount. RRCA is an open and encouraging association that inspires runners of all ages and ability levels. This is something that perfectly aligns with the Nash Health Care Rocket Mile.”
COLUMBIA, SC — Derek Hutton, 24, of Cayce, was overall winner of the Day Break 10-Miler on Saturday, finishing in 1:00:53. Top female was Shawanna White, 37, of Columbia in 1:01:10.
Anton Bodourov, 46, of Columbia was second male in 1:01:13, followed in third place by Seth Jenny of York in 1:02:25.
Second and third females were Mary Claire Cox, 40, of Columbia in 1:05:51 and Jennifer Kyrzanowski of Lexington in 1:10:58.
Masters winners were Larry Jourdain (1:04:23) of Sandy Run and Wendy Hart ((1:08:13) of Lexington. Grandmaster winners were Eric Sabin (1:09:23) and Anita Recchio (1:24:47), both of Columbia. Senior grandmaster winners were Mike Compton (1:22:44) of Columbia and Nancy Anderson (1:41:49) of Spartanburg. Peter Mugglestone, 72, of Columbia won the Veteran Masters Overall in 1:43:19.
Arlington, VA – Encouraging the next generation of runners through community-based programming is the goal of the Road Runners Club of America’s Kids Run the Nation Program, and this week marks the introduction of the newly updated Program Guide for Teachers, Coaches, and Program Leaders.
Originally developed in 1986 by a team of experts including Olympic marathoner Don Kardong, the RRCA introduced the Teacher’s and Coach’s Curriculum Guide in an effort to combat the childhood obesity epidemic. The program evolved into the print and digital curriculum now known as Kids Run the Nation in 2008 and has undergone periodic updates since.
He’ll direct the race, then run the course in the evening in support of Martin Richard Foundation’s Team MR8.
BOSTON -– Renowned race director, endurance athlete and running philanthropist Dave McGillivray is set to run his 45th consecutive Boston Marathon on April 17, this year as part of the Martin Richard Foundation’s marathon team (Team MR8).
The non-profit Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation was formed by the parents of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. The funds raised by McGillivray and others will be invested in education, athletics and community engagement.
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Easter morning race honors early running icon who recently passed away.
ALBANY, GA — If you ran in the Albany, Georgia area in the 1970s and 80s, you will remember Ray Spindler, known to his running buddies as Daddy Rabbit. Ray was one of the earliest road race runners in the Albany area and helped to shape our running community with his never-ending support of the races, mentoring the younger runners and entertaining everyone at the post-race activities.
Circuit expands to five classic American road races that showcase world class competition and support clean sport.
TAMPA, Fla. – (March 2, 2017) – The PRRO Circuit has announced that the Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon, beginning with its 14th edition on Sunday, February 25, 2018, has become a member of the Professional Road Running Organization (PRRO) series. Gasparilla joins 4 classic American road race events shorter than the marathon distance – Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile, Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K, Boilermaker 15K and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler – to showcase world class competition and support a clean sport.
ARLINGTON, VA – In 2011, the RRCA developed its Runner Friendly Community designation to help shine a national spotlight on communities, both large and small, committed to making running accessible and safe for all residents. Since 2011, over 45 communities in 25 states throughout all regions of the country have applied for and received the designation.
JACKSON, TN — Will Donelson, 22, won the 45th annual Andrew Jackson Marathon on Saturday, April 1, and became the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) state champion. He finished in 2:59:13.8. Donelson is a senior at Union University in Jackson. Brian Wright of Nashville was second in 3:13:09.1. The Andrew Jackson Marathon is Tennessee’s oldest marathon, founded in 1972.
Female winner was Christina Marin, 33, of Allston, MA, who finished in 3:30:10.8.
Male masters winner was Karl Studtmann of Jackson in 3:18:39. Grandmasters winner was Zhong Ouyang of Cordova, TN, in 3:23:02.1. Senior grandmasters champion was Malcolm Oliver of Morristown, TN, in 3:49:16.6.