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11/18/2012 - 18:40

Alexis Y Fido Headline Finish Line concert on the Sand in South Beach

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miami.jpg MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The sands and the sounds of South Beach made for an exhilarating finish line as thousands of runners took part in the St. Jude Latin Music Miami Beach Half Marathon. The race started on iconic Ocean Drive and finished on the sand in Lummus Park, with live bands entertaining runners every mile of the scenic 13.1-mile course.

Costa Rican Olympian Cesar Lizano executed his race plan to perfection, winning the men's race in dominant fashion this morning in 1 hour, 7 minutes, 46 seconds. Lizano was Costa Rica's lone marathon representative at the 2012 London Olympics, where he finished 65th overall in challenging conditions. The Miami race was the first step toward his goal of qualifying for the 2013 IAAF World Championships next August in Moscow, which he hopes to attain at the Chevron Houston Marathon in January.

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11/18/2012 - 18:47

Nearly 5,000 women participate in half-marathon and 5K

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womens.jpg ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Thousands of women gathered for the Lady Speed Stick® Women's Half Marathon and Women's Running Magazine 5K on Sunday, Nov. 18. The windy 13.1-mile and 5K race started and finished downtown in Albert Whitted Park. Florida residents stole the spotlight, with Lauren Lumley from Sarasota crossing the 5K finish line first in 19 minutes, 44 seconds and Loni Smith from Lakeland placing first in the half marathon in 1:24:20.

"This event is about having a fun girl's weekend," said Dawna Stone, founder of the Women's Half Marathon Series. "Participants not only come for the race, but they stay because of the beautiful destination here in St. Pete. The Women's Half Marathon is another opportunity to encourage health and fitness in the community and thousands of women keep coming back year after year to run this race and stay fit."

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Date: 
11/16/2012 - 11:13

runway.jpg"The Greenville Downtown Airport will host a fundraising run on Saturday, May 18th, 2013. The money raised will go towards completing the new community aviation park," stated Joe Frasher, Airport Director of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU). "Since we are in the airport business, not running business, we have pulled in a very experienced race planner, Joe Lanahan. Joe currently oversees the very successful TD Bank Reedy River Run and we are ever so grateful that he has volunteered his time to help us," Frasher stated.

"Several airports in the country have this type event and they can be very successful. It's a unique and fun project to take on," stated Joe Lanahan, a Program Manager for the Greenville County Recreation District.

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Date: 
11/12/2012 - 17:45

More than 3,000 runners participated in the prep race for the 2013 ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon; Alderin, Nedlo, win Karhu 5K

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FORT LAUDERDALE- Jon Volpi of Boca Raton and Justyna Mudy of Rome, Ga. overcame windy conditions to win the fifth Allstate Life Insurance Fort Lauderdale 13.1 Marathon® on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Volpi, 29, won the men's division with a time of 1 hour, 11 minutes, 32 seconds, while Mudy, a 28-year-old Poland native, was the first woman to finish and the seventh overall runner in a time of 1:18:51.

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Date: 
11/10/2012 - 17:45

Mengstu Nebsi sets new American Family Fitness Half Marathon course record; Hirut Beyene claims women’s half marathon title

Record-size field of 18,702 highlights 35th running of event

RICHMOND, VA – With a time of 2:15:14, Kenya’s Kipkoech Ruto, 23, won the 2012 Anthem Richmond Marathon, taking home $3,000 in prize money - $2,500 for the first place finish and an additional bonus of $500 for finishing under two hours and twenty minutes. Aziza Aliyu, a 27-year-old Ethiopian, was the first female to cross the finish line, clocking in at 2:40:21.

In the fifth year of the American Family Fitness Half Marathon, a new course record was set in the men’s division. Thirty-five-year-old Mengstu Nebsi of Ethiopia crossed the finish line with a time of 1:03:21, besting the previous course record set by George Towett in 2010 by 23 seconds.

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Date: 
11/07/2012 - 13:27

Great Pyrenees Rescue Atlanta was named “Participant Favorite”and took home top monetary prize

The Atlanta Track Club (ATC) will award $132,125 to the 23 local nonprofit organizations that participated in the Adopt a Marathon Mile program at the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on October 28. Seven of the 23 participating nonprofit organizations were awarded the top donation of $7,500. Great Pyrenees Rescue Atlanta also took home an additional $500 as “Participant Favorite,” an honor awarded based on feedback from participants in a post-event survey.

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Date: 
11/06/2012 - 16:56

The RRCA has partnered with Road Race Management and leading event directors from around the country to provide an affordable education opportunity for anyone interested in putting on a distance running event.

Our program goals are to:

Provide a baseline of training and knowledge for anyone that directs a distance running event;
Provide a structured program for individuals seeking to become certified race directors through a recognized national association for the sport;
Provide credentials to race directors that may assist in the permitting process;
Provide continuing education opportunities and requirements for certified race directors;
Provide a Code of Ethics for Certified Race Directors to follow to help ensure the integrity of the sport and running event management.

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Date: 
11/04/2012 - 16:12

4,155 complete Sunday’s race events; local runner breaks half marathon record

Raleigh set a record today when more than 5,000 runners spanned Hillsborough Street for the start of the sixth annual Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, Rex Healthcare Half Marathon, and News & Observer Old Reliable 10K. Cool autumn temperatures and overcast skies presented ideal race conditions for local and national athletes who vied for cash prizes and helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities.

For the first time, the marathon field capped out and registration was closed after the cancellation of the New York City Marathon on Friday caused an unexpected boost in registration requests. Race organizers expanded the marathon field by more than 100 spots to help accommodate some of the shut-out athletes.

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Date: 
11/04/2012 - 14:50

Stephen Pifer, Venera Sarmosova victorious in half-marathon; Mescal runs for ACS, first charity runner to win a Rock 'n' Roll race; Adelitas Way headlined the post race concert

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The Hostess City of the South rolled out a welcoming combination of ideal weather and thousands of enthusiastic spectators as more than 17,000 entrants took to the streets for the 2nd Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon benefiting the American Cancer Society on Saturday, Nov. 3. The road race started in downtown Savannah and ended in Forsyth Park.

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NYC Marathon called off by Mayor Bloomberg

Date: 
11/02/2012 - 17:23
Date: 
11/02/2012 - 17:23

The New York City Marathon has been called off.

The action was taken jointly by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Road Runners in a joint statement.

Officials said they did not want "a cloud to hang over the race or its participants."

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