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.
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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.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Triple threat Christian Walker (USATF New York; Metro Eagles) capped off his 2017 indoor season by winning three national titles on the final day of USATF Hershey Youth National Indoor Championships at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, New York.
After placing second in the boys’ 9-10 preliminary 55m on Friday, the ten-year-old quickened to clinch first in Sunday’s final in 7.70, .15 seconds ahead of second place. He then swiftly won the 400m in 1:02.64 to overcome last year’s third-place finish. To top it all off, the defending 200m champion dominated the field, finishing with over a second lead in 27.15.
Ahead of his achievements at USATF Hershey National Youth Indoor Championships, Walker had won all three events the week prior at the Armory Youth Championships presented by NYRR.
By Tracy Green
This morning, 58.9 percent of me was water. My resting heart rate was 57. And I averaged 184 steps per minute on my run. Fitness tracking and wearables are a huge market, and you might even have a device on your wish list. Pretty likely when I mentioned resting HR, you thought about checking yours on the device on your wrist.
I’m a data junkie, so I have a Garmin Forerunner 35 and plus a Garmin Index Smart Scale. So what the heck do all these numbers mean, and which ones matter?
ATLANTA — Registration for the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race opens Wednesday, March 15 through an online lottery at AJC.com/peachtree. Those wishing to be one of the 60,000 participants of the 48th running of the world’s largest 10K can register online anytime during the eight-day period beginning March 15 until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on March 22. All lottery entrants will receive an email by Saturday, March 25 informing them on whether or not they were selected.
Entry into the event remains $38 for the public, plus applicable online processing fees. There is no charge to enter the lottery.
HOUSTON — Breaking the two-hour marathon mark is a magical, athletic milestone that has fascinated the running world for years but has never been accomplished. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Houston and the University of Colorado Boulder has laid out a series of mathematical calculations showing about four and a half minutes could be shaved off the current world record by using lighter shoes, a collaborative drafting strategy and ideal course.
“Our calculations show that a sub-two-hour marathon time could happen right now, but it would require the right course and a lot of organization,” said CU postdoctoral researcher Wouter Hoogkamer, who led the new study, recently published online in the journal Sports Medicine.
JACKSONVILLE, FL — Leonard Korir and Jordan Hasay were winners of the 40th Annual Gate River Run 15K. Korir led five runners from Colorado Springs in a highly competitive race, finishing in 43:22. Shadrack Kipchirchir was second in 43:23 with Sam Chelanga third in 43:28, Stanley Kebenei fourth in 43:29, and Paul Chelimo fifth in 43:46.
Hasay, of Beaverton, Oregon led the women in the USA National 15K race, finishing in 49:28. Emily Infeld of Portland was second in 49:42, Neely Gracey and Laura Thweatt, both of Superior, CO, were third and fourth in 49:47 and 49:54 respectively. Fifth was Natosha Rogers of Littleton, CO, in 50:01.
Kevin Castille of Lafayette, LA, was male masters champion in 46:20. Chris Mutai of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, was second in 49:57, and William Vanos of Orlando third in 50:15.
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.
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.
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.