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.
Jon Mott of Babson Park, Fla. wins men’s division in 1:14:03
Jacki Wachtel of New Port Richey, Fla. wins women’s division in 1:22:15
Registration opens May 1 for 2018 race
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.
SUNRISE, FL -- In the only worldwide race where the finish line catches you, the Wings for Life World Run returns to Sunrise, Florida for the fourth consecutive year on May 7 as participants everywhere unite to find a cure for spinal cord injury. The scenic South Florida town of Sunrise is the only east coast city in the U.S. participating in the 2017 global event benefiting spinal cord research, with runs being held simultaneously in 24 locations across the globe. Registration is open at wingsforlifeworldrun.com.
TULSA, OK — The Williams Route 66 Marathon continues to grow as a favorite race for runners across the nation. This year, the Route 66 Half Marathon was recognized as one of the top 100 best half marathons in the U.S. by The 100 Half Marathon Club. In fact, this Tulsa half marathon placed in the following categories:
— Overall Best-Rated Top Individual Events.
BIRMINGHAM, AL — On a day when 18 men and 4 women broke course records, Isaac Mukundi Mwangi, 29, of Pelham, AL, raced to victory Saturday, March 11, in 29:44 to win the Birmingham Wine 10K. Joe Bosshard of Boulder, CO, was second in 29:52, followed by Andrew Epperson of Golden, CO, in 30:19; Brandon York of Madison, AL, in 31:20; and Jacob Krolick of Commerce, TX, in 31:27.
COLUMBUS, OH — The 2017 USA Half Marathon Championships will offer $84,600 in prize money, with a record $12,100 awarded to the winner of the men's and women's races. The event will pay the top 20 finishers in the open men's and women's races.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Chris Zablocki of Essex, CT, was the winner Sunday, March 12, of the One City Marathon, finishing in 2:25:52. Greg Mariano of Alexandria, VA, was second in 2:27:33 and former winner Bryan Morseman of Bath, NY, was third in 2:28:56.
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