GAINESVILLE, Ga. (April 19, 2017 – The Brenau University track and field team sets its sights on a fifth Southern States Athletic Conference Championship win Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, in Mobile, Alabama.
COLUMBIA, SC — Stuart Gilreath, 25, of Columbia, won the Healthy Strides 5K on April 15 in 19:58. Brian Walker, 27, was second in 20:14, and Angel Manuel third in 20:54.
Female winner was 13-year-old Lexie Vandervelde of Irmo in 22:34. Dawn Cotner was second in 24:58 and Sara Smith third in 25:12.
GULF SHORES, AL — Steve Harris, 36, of Pensacola, FL, was the overall winner April 15 of the Zydeco Crawfish 5K, finishing in 18:19. Scott Roberts, 39, of Gulf Breeze, FL, was runner-up in 19:16, followed by Mark Brill, 15, of Indian Mound, TN, in 19:47.
RESTON, VA — Ben Connelly and Kacey Gibson were the winners of the April 9 Reston Marathon. Connelly was overall winner in 2:51:58, Gibson was the first female in 3:16:52.
Second and third males were Robert Young in 3:01:12 and Erick Kuhlmann in 3:03:08. Female second and third finishers were Alexandria Peterson in 3:23:24 and Pauline Campbell in 3:23:47.
SPRINGDALE, AR — Jon Bitler of Fayetteville won the Hogeye Marathon in 3:04:28.33 on April 8. Michael Zadnik of Orlando, FL, was second in 3:12:57.19 and Charles Konzelman of Fort Smith was third in 3:13:23.48.
Emily King of Bentonville was women’s champion in 3:12:38.6. Katie Thompson of Springdale was second in 3:28:47.89, followed by Carrie Taylor of Sherwood in 3:47:53.05.
CARY, NC — On April 24, a Monday, women are encouraged to “strut your stuff” for a mile.
The middle-of-the-day Chamber of Commerce event (11:30-1:30) has interesting rules, including:
— Must wear business attire (business suit or dress with a jacket).
— Must wear running shoes.
— Must carry your heels.
KANSAS CITY, MO -– The Kansas City Marathon announced that Garmin International Inc. will serve as the race’s new title sponsor. The race, scheduled for October 21, is Kansas City’s largest annual running event and will be branded “The Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin” – and will feature significant integration of the Garmin brand, its products and its inspirational Beat Yesterday campaign in all aspects of the event.
Easter morning race honors early running icon who recently passed away.
ALBANY, GA — If you ran in the Albany, Georgia area in the 1970s and 80s, you will remember Ray Spindler, known to his running buddies as Daddy Rabbit. Ray was one of the earliest road race runners in the Albany area and helped to shape our running community with his never-ending support of the races, mentoring the younger runners and entertaining everyone at the post-race activities.
ARLINGTON, VA – In 2011, the RRCA developed its Runner Friendly Community designation to help shine a national spotlight on communities, both large and small, committed to making running accessible and safe for all residents. Since 2011, over 45 communities in 25 states throughout all regions of the country have applied for and received the designation.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Wade Foster was the overall winner of the Charlottesville Marathon on Saturday, completing the 26.2 miles in 2:48:08. Second was Christopher Rom in 2:57:05. Korey Blodgett was third in 2:59:30.
Winning the female division was Lacey Serletti in 3:24:45. Robin Wrightson was second in 3:28:37, followed by Leah Jennings in 3:34:30.