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07/19/2018 - 15:46

ATLANTA – On July 4, 2019 the Atlanta Track Club, the city of Atlanta, the state of Georgia and the global running and walking community will celebrate the 50th running of the iconic AJC Peachtree Road Race, one of the city's greatest treasures.
Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the Peachtree, announced its 50-week celebration and the countdown to race day by unveiling the event logo and announcing three major initiatives to mark the milestone.
In keeping with the theme of all things 50, a registered lottery entrant or Atlanta Track Club member participant from every state will be awarded a complimentary roundtrip airfare to Atlanta on Delta Air Lines, the official airline partner of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. These 50 visitors will be provided with a personalized 10K training plan designed specifically for the Peachtree and treated to a “50 at the 50th” VIP Atlanta and AJC Peachtree Road Race experience that includes an exclusive pre and post-race party.
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Date: 
07/18/2018 - 12:55

CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that two of the fastest women in U.S. history, Amy Cragg and Laura Thweatt, will join previously announced American Jordan Hasay to compete for the top spot on the podium at the 41st annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Cragg, a two-time Olympian, and Thweatt, the 2015 U.S. Cross Country champion and 2018 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K champion, make the 2018 Chicago Marathon the deepest American women’s field in Chicago’s storied history.

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Date: 
07/17/2018 - 15:23

071518_GFM_GMHG_marathon_men_SS.jpgGRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, N.C.—Area business owner Caleb Masland finished first in the 51st annual Grandfather Mountain Marathon for the second consecutive year, beating his previous time by 10 minutes and change.

The marathon, part of the 63rd annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, took place Saturday, July 14, and saw 279 runners assault a grueling course, spanning from Kidd Brewer Stadium on the Appalachian State University campus in Boone, N.C., to MacRae Meadows at the base of Grandfather Mountain in Linville, N.C.

Masland, 37, of Boone was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 2:43:12.

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World Record Holder Seeking Cure for NF

Date: 
07/17/2018 - 12:18
Date: 
07/17/2018 - 12:18

BeccaPizzi.jpgWorld Record Endurance Marathoner Becca Pizzi will run the Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, August 19th as part of the NF Northeast Team, a Burlington, MA based non-profit organization whose mission is to find a treatment and the cure for neurofibromatosis (NF). Pizzi is running on behalf of Dassault Systèmes’ annual sponsorship of NF Northeast.

Pizzi is 38 years old and lives in Belmont, MA with her husband, Joe, and 10-year-old daughter, Taylor.

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Date: 
07/13/2018 - 18:38

July 13, 2018 - RALEIGH, NC - Sir Walter Running is excited to present the deepest Men's and Women’s field to date to compete at the 2018 Sir Walter Miler. The event returns in its fifth year to its standard first Friday night spot on August 3, 2018 at the Meredith College Track. The 2018 event will again feature Elite Men’s and Women’s Mile races, and a pair of local races: a Run Club Mile, and a Run Club 4×400 meter Relay. The Sir Walter Miler is free and open to the public, and will again be broadcast live internationally on FloTrack.

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Date: 
07/13/2018 - 10:12

rfc-updated-logo-background-web7ef1b45c78366c709642ff00005f0421.jpgArlington, VA – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce and welcome its first round of Runner Friendly Community® designations for 2018:

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Carrollton, Georgia
Cleveland, Tennessee
Georgetown, Texas
Mesa, Arizona

Every five years, a Runner Friendly Community must work with the RRCA to ensure it continues to meet our expectations for the designation. The following communities have successfully renewed their Runner Friendly Community designation for another five years: Grapevine, Texas and Peachtree City, Georgia.

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Date: 
07/11/2018 - 11:44

Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp, the leading technology provider for races in the US, has announced their Q2, 2018 results. RunSignUp continues to expand market share in the flat endurance market with 17% growth in the number of races using RunSignUp in Q2 and a 24% increase in the number of registrations.

Running USA reported total registrations in the US were down slightly in 2017 to 18.3 Million. RunSignUp reported registrations of 1,287,000, up from 1,040,000 in 2017. RunSignUp is on track for over 4.8 Million total registrations for 2018.

Additionally, RunSignUp reported 9,483 races had more than 3 registrations in Q2, compared to 8,132 in 2017.

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Date: 
07/10/2018 - 14:52

TAMPA, Fla./MEDELLÍN, Colombia (July 10, 2018) – The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series® today announced the addition of a new venue to its international tour in Medellín, Colombia. Taking place on March 10, 2019, the race will be the first musically themed running event to take place in Colombia on with half marathon, 10K and 5K distances.

This event is perfect for local runners and those from nearby countries in Latin America as well as international athletes who love to travel and experience two passions at the same time. This is a chance to run and explore the second largest city in Colombia.

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USATF Athlete of Week Winners in 2018

Date: 
07/10/2018 - 14:20
Date: 
07/10/2018 - 14:20

Now in its 17th year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on USATF.org. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.

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USAA Grand Prix Returns to Camp Lejeune

Date: 
07/19/2018 - 16:14
Date: 
07/19/2018 - 16:14

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC — The 2019 USAA Grand Prix Series will return with the anticipated races in 2019. The USAA Grand Prix Series is the area’s most extensive race series that offers elements that no other running series does:

Compete with America’s toughest fighting force, United States Marines;
Run trails and training courses used by Marines; and

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Meb at 2019 Yuengling Weekend

Date: 
07/18/2018 - 12:32
Date: 
07/18/2018 - 12:32

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Participants and spectators can expect a legendary athlete at the 2019 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend in Virginia Beach. J&A Racing announced today that Meb Keflezighi will serve as a pacer for the Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon as well as make special appearances throughout St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.

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Jr. Olympic Volunteers Needed

Date: 
07/15/2018 - 05:15
Date: 
07/15/2018 - 05:15

GREENSBORO, NC — The Greensboro Convention Visitors Bureau and North Carolina A & T State University will be hosting
the 2018 USA Track & Field Junior Olympics National Championships; July 23 – July 29, 2018 at the
Irwin Belk Track on A & T’s campus.

The USATF Jr. Olympics is an age group Championship. The best athletes in the nation, ages 7-18, will

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Date: 
07/13/2018 - 10:28

Accomplished executive to lead organization's commitment to protect, support and empower athletes.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The United States Olympic Committee today named Sarah Hirshland as its 12th chief executive officer. Hirshland, currently chief commercial officer for the United States Golf Association, brings a unique and proven set of skills and experiences to the USOC at a time of transformation and change for the organization.

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