The Council for Responsible Sport announced that the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been awarded evergreen level certification for achieving 57 of the best-practice standards offered in the councils certification program for social and environmental responsibility at sporting events.
GAINESVILLE, FL — Mike Hensley, 31, of Gainesville was overall winner of the Five Points of Life Marathon on Feb. 26, finishing in 2:36:57. Cole Bataille, 33, of Winter Haven was second in 2:44:52, followed by Michael Rosato of Gainesville in 2:56:12.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Masters superstar Kathy Martin can add USATF Athlete of the Week honors to her record-setting week, as Martin set multiple American and world records at the Albuquerque Convention Center last weekend.
BENTON, AR — Teen boys took the top 3 finisher places Feb. 25 at The Beat Goes On 5K.
Brandon Mann, 15, was the winner in 16:51.08, followed by Ethan Boyer, 16, in 16:33.62, and Johnny Chicas in 16:43.58. All three are from Bryant, Arkansas.
SAVANNAH, GA — The Savannah Striders Track Club reports the following “Benefits from volunteering with the #1 Running Club on the Planet.”
Share your passion for running.
Meet new friends & contacts.
Develop new skills.
Get community service volunteer credits for college & high school.
Make a difference!
The club’s website is www.savystrider.com.
MOUNT VERNON, VA – Dash through history during the George Washington Patriot Run, a road race to enter the historic property at George Washington’s Mount Vernon! On Sunday, Sept. 10, the George Washington Patriot Run will host thousands of runners for its 5K and 10K races beginning at 8 a.m. This spectacular road race will take runners up the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway.
DENVER, NC — The Valentine's 5K & Couples Run held Feb. 18 was deemed a big success.
Coach Melvin Morrison and Charles Whitley, race directors, said, "It was a great way to bring families together and to raise money to help families that have struggled this winter and to send team members to summer camp. Our sponsors were amazing in giving gift cards for runners to eat and shop after the race. Many families helped to give back to the community.”
Student athletes are reluctant to ‘blow the whistle’ on doping, research at Leeds Beckett University reveals.
Led by Dr Kelsey Erickson, a Research Fellow in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett, the research study published in the Journal of Psychology of Sport and Exercise, suggests that whilst current anti-doping efforts encourage and rely on whistleblowing, UK and US track and field student athletes are reluctant to whistleblow on doping.
ROCK HILL, SC — Early Learning Partnership of York County Director Teresa Creech promises “something fun for everyone” for the 3rd Annual Krispy Kreme Run 4 Reading Race on March 4.
“If you are a serious runner, then check out your time for the four-mile course,” she said. “If you love doughnuts, lots of doughnuts, then give the Challenge a try. If you can’t run a long distance, then grab some friends and do the relay where you each run or walk one mile. Wear a costume!”