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Date: 
12/12/2017 - 15:20

ATLANTA, GA — Although online registration has closed for the JG13.1, walk-up registrations will be accepted at the Jeff Galloway Race Expo on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. The half marathon will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday.

The weekend schedule:

In addition to the coveted HALF MARATHON course, the premier race weekend includes “Barb’s 5K”, named after Jeff’s wife of 39 years, ‘Fit Kids’ Fun/Run, the “Double G” for those running both the 13.1 and 5K and a two-day Running/Fitness Expo at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Now in its' fourth year, the Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend, HALF MARATHON and Barb’s 5K have quickly become must-attend staples in the running world. The scenic 13.1 mile HALF MARATHON course highlights some of Atlanta’s most historical landmarks. Runners start in Midtown Atlanta, traveling parallel to the M.L.K. historical site, and wind through the Freedom Parkway Trail by the Carter Center along the Beltline.

Regional
Date: 
12/11/2017 - 16:59

 
_DSC2130A.JPGNYRR Team for Kids Ambassador garners public and media vote after becoming the first American woman to win the TCS New York City Marathon open division in 40 years
 
New York, December 11, 2017 — Shalane Flanagan was voted the 2017 New York Road Runners Pro Performer of the Year by the public and the media after becoming the first American woman to win the TCS New York City Marathon open division in 40 years in November.

Regional
Date: 
12/11/2017 - 15:12

famigletti.jpgMOORESVILLE, NC — At a recent Pay it Forward race held in Mooresville NC, former Olympian Anthony Famiglietti shows at age 38 he still has wheels to run with the best of them .

He ran and won the challenging course in a time of 15:17 and then ran back to encourage East Lincoln Cross County team members and kids who train with Reckless Running, a company run by Famiglietti.

Regional
Date: 
12/11/2017 - 14:31

Source: USATF

LEXINGTON, Kentucky – There was a chill in the air, a bite to the wind and frost on the ground as runners took to Masterston Station Park for the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Lexington, Kentucky.

Full results:
http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2017/USATF-National-C...

Watch on USATF.TV+:
http://www.usatf.tv/gprofile.php?do=videos&mgroup_event_id=1...

Regional

RRCA Announce Kids Run the Nation Grants

Date: 
12/08/2017 - 10:01
Date: 
12/08/2017 - 10:01

RRCA grants $40,000 to fifty-two youth running programs in thirty states and the District of Columbia.

krn-logo_-yellow_-2014_-small_.jpgARLINGTON, VA -- The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce the 2017 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients. Fifty-two programs from 30 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 8,700 children, will receive a total of $40,000 in grants from the RRCA.

Regional
Date: 
12/06/2017 - 18:24

Media and public welcomed to vote for one of 10 professional athlete finalists, selected based on their NYRR race performances over the past year

New York, December 1, 2017 — New York Road Runners has announced 10 professional athletes as finalists for the 2017 NYRR Pro Performer of the Year, who are being recognized for their outstanding achievements at NYRR races over the past year. Media and fans are welcome to vote for the top NYRR Pro Performer of the year through 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday, December 8.

Regional
Date: 
12/05/2017 - 16:28

Some 4,100 runners and walkers participated in the 26th annual Savannah Bridge Run Dec. 2.

By Stephen Prudhomme

SAVANNAH, GA — Over the past five years, weather for the Savannah Bridge Run has ranged from unseasonably warm (70s) to unseasonably cool (40s). This year, the 26th annual event fell into the former category for a field of some 4,100 runners and walkers. One constant is the performance of Ben Brown, who has weathered the fluctuating temperatures and challenging topography to win the 10K race five years in a row.

Regional
Date: 
12/04/2017 - 18:26

atlantatrackcluborg_561705314.jpegSACRAMENTO, CA -- Four Atlanta Track Club runners qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Sunday morning. Matt McDonald, Bridget Lyons, Sallie Post and Lacey Krout all set personal bests on a picture perfect day at the U.S. Marathon Championships in Sacramento, part of the California International Marathon.

In his debut Marathon, McDonald finished in 2:18:31, 29 seconds ahead of the B standard for the trials. "At mile 20 I was feeling fantastic, so I threw in a little surge," said McDonald, a Princeton grad who trains with Atlanta Track Club while working on his PhD at Georgia Tech.

Regional
Date: 
12/04/2017 - 17:11

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Dec. 2, 25,000 participants and 40,000 spectators from across the U.S. gathered for the 16th annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend presented by Juice Plus+® and raised $10.3 million for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.

Full marathoners Chris Raulli of Manlius, New York, and Kayla Brown of Edwardsville, Ill., are the top male and female finishers of this year's St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend with winning times of 2:33:36 and 2:55:47, respectively.

Regional
Date: 
12/04/2017 - 09:48

hiltonhead.jpegThe Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the oldest and largest national association of running organizations, has selected the Hilton Head Island Marathon as the RRCA South Carolina State Marathon Championship for the second consecutive year. The Road Runners Club of America has dedicated itself to growing the sport of running since 1958. "This is a huge honor for us to receive this two years in a row from such a prestigious organization. It is a testament to the hard work and coordination by so many agencies and volunteers," said Mark Weisner, race director.

Regional
Date: 
12/01/2017 - 13:27

North Carolina, Georgia coaches Jason Bryant, Blane Williams are among President’s Award winners

COLUMBUS -- USATF kicked off its 39th Annual Meeting Thursday with over 1,200 of USATF administrators, coaches, and athletes gathering at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

Vin Lananna, in his inaugural address as USATF President, recapped his 17-city Presidential Listening Tour across the country where he visited 24 USATF Associations, stating that the insight gained greatly influenced his leadership moving forward.

“When we boast of being the World’s #1 Team, we are not just talking about the medals won,” Lananna said. “We’re talking about the work done by all of you and that’s something we just can’t forget to celebrate.”

Regional
Date: 
11/29/2017 - 18:56

By Scott Ludwig

When people find out I’ve run every day since the fall of 1978 they ultimately ask about my health. The questions fall into two categories: Illness and health. ‘How do you run when you’re sick?’ ‘Haven’t you ever been injured?’

I’ll admit to being too dumb to concede when I am truly too sick to run. I guess it’s because once I get out there on the asphalt whatever is ailing me takes a back seat to the satisfaction and enjoyment running brings me, so the chest cold, flu or whooping cough will just have to wait ‘til I’m finished running. (It does. Germs have patience.)

Regional

Kilgore Wins Space Coast Marathon Again

Date: 
11/27/2017 - 19:54
Date: 
11/27/2017 - 19:54

spacecoast.jpgCOCOA, FL — David Kilgore, 26, of Palm Bay, sailed home in 2:30:36 to win the Space Coast Marathon on Sunday. Adriano Bastos of San Paulo, Brazil, was second in 2:41:27, followed by Arnaud Enjalbert of New York City in 2:46:42. It was Kilgores third Space Coast Marathon win in a row.

Gabriela Herra Arroyo, 38, of Heredia, was female winner in 2:59:59. Violetta Yazlovskaya of Mims was second in 3:01:39, followed by Keara McGraw of Tampa in 3:153:34.

Masters winners were Eduardo Souza, 40, of Coconut Creek in 2:53:08 and Pam Carr, 43, of Oviedo, in 3:15:34.

Regional
Date: 
11/27/2017 - 12:07

Story_Rebecca1-FLsouth17-thumb-500x750-29534.jpgMcAlpine Greenway Park, in Charlotte, North Carolina hosted the 39th Annual FootLocker Cross Country South East Regional Champs on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Rebecca Story of Knoxville, Tenn., and John Tatter of Winston-Salem, N.C., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) South Regional today. Story, a senior at Christian Academy, claimed the title in the girls' seeded race in 17:24.5. Victoria Starcher, a sophomore from Ripley, W.Va., finished second in 17:28.8, and Ana Wallace of Tallahassee, Fla., placed third in 17:28.9. Returning to the FLCCC National Finals for the second time are Story, Bailey Hertenstein (5th place) of Brandon, Fla., and Heather Holt (7th place) of Fairfax, Va.

John Tatter, in the lead pack from the start, claimed the title in 14:55.9. Michael Phillips of Tallahassee, Fla. placed second in 14:59.7, and Graydon Morris, now a two-time FLCCC National Finalist, from Aledo, Texas, finished third in 15:05.6.

Regional

Holiday Gifts for the Avid Runner

Date: 
11/24/2017 - 10:39
Date: 
11/24/2017 - 10:39

By Lena Hollmann
As I write this, I am putting away my Halloween decorations and starting to focus on Christmas. And Thanksgiving of course - although the only things I look forward to then are a jam packed race and a sumptuous meal. For me, Christmas is the big one! Because then I get a chance to put presents under the tree, for friends and for myself.

In this column I will suggest some running related gifts that you may want to give or receive during the upcoming holiday season. I will look at four price ranges: Under $20, $20 - $100, $100 - $1,000, and over $1,000. I will give general recommendations only, and will not endorse any specific brands. (Although I do mention a couple of products by name). And I will give you my favorite in each price range.

Regional
Date: 
11/21/2017 - 16:54

Lou.jpgHOT SPRINGS, AR — Lou and Charley Peyton received the 2nd RRCA Arkansas Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th Annual RRCA Arkansas State Meeting.

The award was presented by David Samuel, former southern region director and Arkansas state rep, who said:

"Charley and Lou directed the first ten Arkansas Traveler 100-Milers along with numerous Arkansas Ultra Running Association (AURA) trail runs through the years. Besides being very active in the early years with the Little Rock Roadrunners Club, they were also responsible for the organization of the AURA. Both were recently inducted into the AURA Hall of Fame — and into the Arkansas Roadrunners Hall of Fame many years ago.

"I could spend 10 minutes listing the many running accomplishments by Lou Peyton.

Regional
Date: 
11/21/2017 - 12:04

INDIANAPOLIS – Steeplechase world champion Emma Coburn (Crested Butte, Colorado) has been named the 2017 USATF Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award winner, while world champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks (Oxford, Mississippi) has won the 2017 USATF Jesse Owens Award, USATF announced.

The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award honors the top female USATF athlete of the year while the Owens Award honors the top male athlete. Winners are determined by a vote of the U.S. track and field media and an online fan vote. Coburn and Kendricks will be honored at the 2017 Jesse Owens Banquet on Saturday, December 2 in Columbus, Ohio as part of the USATF Annual Meeting. Tickets are available online.

Regional
Date: 
11/19/2017 - 18:26

Champions Crowned at Spa Running Festival

race22162-logo.bAedoC.pngHOT SPRINGS, AR — Jeremy Provence of Clarksville and Jennifer Sloan of Tulsa were victors in the Spa Running Festival Half Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Provence finished in 1:21:14.52, followed by Chad Payne, of Harrison, in 1:22:48.05 and John Pankey of Hot Springs in 1:24:21:01.

Jennifer Sloan easily won the female race in 1:36:54.52, followed by Dannielle Hadaway of Louisville, KY, in 1:44:02.83, and Brandy Risner of Hot Springs in 1:45:47.77.

Regional
Date: 
11/19/2017 - 18:25

ATLANTA, GA – Dec. 15-17 in Atlanta will feature the 4th Annual Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend. Last year, more than 3,500 men, women and children from around the world participated in the race weekend.

The Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend, anchored by the half marathon, is named for U.S. Olympian, best-selling author and one of the country's most recognized experts on running, Jeff Galloway. In addition to the half marathon course, the weekend includes “Barb’s 5K,” named after Jeff’s wife of 39 years, the ‘Fit Kids’ Fun/Run, the “Double G” for those running both the 13.1 and 5K, and a two-day Running/Fitness Expo.

Regional
Date: 
11/17/2017 - 11:03

finalsurge.pngARLINGTON, VA – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce Final Surge as its diamond sponsor for the 60th Anniversary RRCA Convention, which will be held on April 5-8, 2018 in Washington, DC in conjunction with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile race.

In 1958, the RRCA was founded with a few member running clubs. That year, only a handful of road races were held nationwide. The athletes that founded the RRCA felt that the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), the governing body for sport at that time, was not interested in serving the needs of distance runners.

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