Applications for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon are available on the new TCS New York City Marathon website, tcsnycmarathon.org.
The runner application window will remain open through March 18 for the more than 100,000 runners expected to apply. The 2014 TCS New York City Marathon will take place on Sunday, November 2, with its new title sponsor, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
We are very pleased to share our fresh new look and easier to navigate design at www.RRCA.org. Our key color of yellow is designed to remind runners to be visible at all times while out on the run. Run Smart, Run Safe!
The police chief of Baton Rouge, LA, has issued the following tips for runner safety:
Try to work out with a partner.
Let someone know where and what time you will be training.
Train in well-lighted areas if you have to train during night hours.
By Richard Ferguson, Ph.D.
All too often runners get caught up in race times, race finish places, and the pursuit of achieving the “perfect race.” There is pressure from within to run faster and faster and finish higher and higher in age group classifications. Sure, you need goals and goal setting is useful to improve performance, but do you ever lose sight of the actual process that allows you to achieve your running goals and perform up to your potential? Do you look too much at the outcome and not enough at the road that can lead you to the outcome?
On January 31 and February 1st 2014, the Critz Tybee Run Fest is returning to Tybee Island near Savannah, GA, for its sixth annual running weekend. Each year, the environmental preservation of Tybee Island is a priority for the Critz Tybee Run Fest organizers. This year a new sponsor has come on board to support the green efforts of the Run Fest. Heritage Recycling, LLC will introduce recycling stations throughout the event to allow runners and participants to recycle water bottles, soft drinks cans and other materials.
The RRCA Championship Event Series is one of the oldest distance running traditions in the US, dating back to 1958 when the RRCA awarded their first championship designation. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run, community-based events, and to promote the sport of running by recognizing the top performing runners in the Open, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Senior Grand Masters (60+) categories for both men and women as RRCA Champions.
Arlington, VA – In November 2012, the Road Runners Club of America launched their Race Director Certification program, which was developed in partnership Road Race Management, Inc. Leading event directors from around the country, including Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray, worked with the RRCA to develop this affordable education opportunity for anyone interested in putting on a distance running event.
In the first full year of the program, the RRCA has certified fifty race directors, with almost a hundred more currently enrolled in the course and working towards certification.
Running Journal believes the best running event promotion is a combination of media providing the greatest number of new and repetitive impressions. Your event is promoted:
1 -- in our monthly print edition of Running Journal,
2 -- in our Running.Net website,
3 -- in our Digital Running Journal,
4 -- in our monthly Racing South email newsletter,
50,304 runners made history as the world’s largest number of marathon finishers
New York—More than 50,000 runners finished the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3—the biggest field ever at the event and the largest marathon in history, it was announced today by New York Road Runners President and CEO Mary Wittenberg.
The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce the 2013 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients. Twenty-five programs throughout the U.S. serving over 4,500 children will receive a total of $20,250 in grants from the RRCA. In addition, the RRCA will donate copies over 10,000 copies of the Kids Run the Nation: A Running Guide for Kids booklet to be given to program participants in thirty-four different programs, an in-kind donation to these programs valued at over $10,000.