MIAMI, FL — Christopher Zablocki of Essex, CT, was the winner Sunday of the Miami Marathon in a time of 2:18:15. He received $4,500 in prize money. Second was Kenyan Hillary Too in 2:19:42.
Women’s winner was Marta Ayela of Ethiopia in 2:40:51, also receiving a prize of $4,500. Second was Ashley Paulson of Orem, Utah in 2:48:01, followed by Marlene Person in 3:10:16.
By Cedric Jaggers
Now that you are a month into the New Year, have you made your running plan for 2017? If not it’s time to think about what, where and why you are going to do the running and racing you will do this year.
Running becomes such a part of a runner’s life that it is easy to get into a routine, and if it works okay, we stop thinking about what we are doing and just keep on keeping on. But sometimes, in fact maybe most times, it may pay to think about what we are doing and plan ahead.
KEY WEST, FL — Julie Stackhouse of Jacksonville was the overall winner of the Jan. 15 Key West Half Marathon in a fast time of 1:19:03. Mark Kirkikis of Orlando was the second overall finisher in 1:20:02 and first male.
Second male finisher was Bryan Stansberry of Columbus, OH, in 1:20:44, followed by Ryan Holtz of Falls Church, VA, in 1:21:26.
COLUMBIA, SC — Orinthal Striggles and Shawanna White of Columbia were the male and female winners of the Jan. 28 Run With The Saints 5K, both finishing in 18:00.
Second and third males were Eric Allers of Columbia in 18:17 and Phil Midden in 18:33.
Second and third females were Erin Miller in 19:10 and Linn Hall in 19:16, both of Columbia.
ATLANTA, GA — Registration for the 2016 Virtual JG 13.1 & Barb’s 5K Opened in May 2016, and is still open until early April 2017. The virtual option was created for fans of the Galloway Race Weekend, who were unable to travel to the actual race events in Atlanta, Jeff Galloway’s hometown and backdrop of his signature race event.
DENVER, NC — The 8th Annual Valentine’s & Couples Division 5K and Fun Run on Feb. 18 will raise funds to assist struggling families.
Race official and East Lincoln High School Coach Melvin Morrison said some of the kids at his school have no food at home on weekends. “We also want to try to send some kids to camp this summer,” he said.
The nominating committee, chaired by David Epstein (past-Western Region Director), has concluded their work in accordance with Article VIII(B)(1) of the By-Laws of the Road Runners Club of America. Mr. Epstein thanks President Mitchell Garner for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. He also thanks the outstanding committee, which included Rachel Tambling, Ph.D (CT State Rep), Betsy Boudreaux (LA State Rep), and Gary Westlund (RRCA member). The committee respectfully recommends the following candidates be elected to the RRCA Board during the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Membership:
SARASOTA, FL — Sarasota’s longest running half marathon, the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon, returns March 19 for the 12th annual running, fueling Sarasota’s economy with an additional $3.4+ million while also helping to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The St. Jude partnership includes allocating a portion of the registrations to runners who want to support the hospital gain entry to the race after it sells out, as well as earn special VIP perks as a thank you for their support.
CULLOWHEE, NC – Western Carolina University will host the seventh annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K April 1.
The half marathon will begin at 8 a.m. and take runners on a picturesque 13.1-mile journey through the WCU campus in Jackson County, along the Tuckasegee River and around Cullowhee. The 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk will start at 8:15 a.m.
RADFORD, VA – Redford University Athletics will host the Highlander Half Marathon, 8K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, April 29. The races will take place throughout the Radford City limits.
The half marathon and 8K will begin at 8 a.m., at the Dedmon Center. The race course will take runners on a tour of Radford that includes the university campus and surrounding neighborhoods.