By Dimity McDowell, RunningUSA.org
(This story was published by Running USA at http://www.runningusa.org/tidbits-iris-simpson-bush. It is republished with permission. The Flying Pig Marathon weekend is May 5-7.)
Iris Simpson Bush, Executive Director of the Flying Pig Marathon (.com), has been at the helm of the Cincinnati-based race series for nearly 15 years. Although she and her staff of six are already hard at work planning the 20th anniversary of the race in 2018, she took a little time to chat with Running USA to share some strategies that have helped the Flying Pig — and can benefit any race.
Lottery selections announced via email.
ATLANTA –– Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, has made a limited number of charity entries available for purchase. The special entries benefit Kilometer Kids, Atlanta Track Club’s youth running program.
The announcement comes as registrants of the AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery learn their status for the 2017 event. Registrants will be notified by Saturday, March 25 via email whether or not they were selected as one of this year’s 60,000 participants. Searchable results of registration status will also be posted on peachtreeroadrace.org and AJC.com/peachtree. Those who were not selected for the 2017 event or who did not enter the lottery can purchase a charity number.
Brooks unveils special MCM Apparel available for purchase during lottery.
QUANTICO, VA (March 23, 2017) – Committing to run a marathon is no easy task, but runners worldwide will soon take on the challenge to run the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) as the MCM Lottery is currently open for registration through March 29 at www.marinemarathon.com.
RICHMOND, VA – Sports Backers has announced a three-year partnership with Markel, making the Richmond-based insurance provider the new title sponsor of the Markel Richmond Half Marathon. The race, now in its 10th year, is part of the Anthem Richmond Marathon weekend on November 11, which also features the VCU Health 8k.
VIRGINIA BEACH: On March 17-19, J&A Racing hosted close to 25,000 runners and walkers at the 45th running of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, a three-day event which featured a two-day Sports & Fitness Expo and five separate races in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Founded in 2003 when J&A Racing owners Amy and Jerry Frostick first took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become the largest running event in Hampton Roads and one of the most popular events in the country.
ABINGDON, VA — Jordan Chang of Blacksburg, VA, won the 19th Annual Virginia Creeper Marathon on Sunday, March 19, finishing in 2:51:23. Second was Pawel Nazarewicz, also of Blacksburg, in 3:14:41. Robert Nielsen of Johnson City, TN, was third in 3:16:16.
Donations reach $130,000 this year, set cumulative total since 2010 at $761,500.
CARY, NC — The Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and the Feetures! Half Marathon has set a new mark for the event’s annual charitable contributions, bettering last year’s record-setting performance by $2,500 with a total of $130,000.
MIAMI, FL -- The Divas® Running Series has unveiled finisher medals for 2017 featuring a design along with jewelry compatible with bracelets from well-known brands Pandora® and Chamilia®. Now finishers of all distances, half marathon and 5K, can display their achievement in jewelry form by wearing the charm. Rather than wearing the medal on race day alone, they can wear the charm for as long as they’d like.
If that isn’t enough, the Divas® medals will be presented to participants in custom, reusable Divas® jewelry pouches.
Jon Mott of Babson Park, Fla. wins men’s division in 1:14:03
Jacki Wachtel of New Port Richey, Fla. wins women’s division in 1:22:15
Registration opens May 1 for 2018 race
Event celebrated the culmination of inaugural 55.5-mile Ultimate Peach Challenge
ATLANTA – March 19, 2017 – Approximately 9,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2017 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon this morning at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. The 11th annual event drew crowds of spectators despite cool and breezy conditions.