Log miles within 100 minutes during April 29 event marking Quantico's Centennial
QUANTICO, VA -- Log as many miles as you can within 100 minutes that’s the premise of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Organization’s newest event that marks the U.S. Marine Centennial on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. Online registration for the Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military opens Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Eastern on the website at www.marinemarathon.com.
The 100-minute, log-as-many-miles-as-you-can Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military is a stimulating run beginning and finishing at Quantico’s historic Butler Stadium, with 1,000 participants accumulating as many laps as possible on a three-mile loop course. The Quantico 100 course reflects the same distance as the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL — In unseasonably warm conditions, Matthew Barresi, 34, of Palmyra, VA, was victorious at the 10th anniversary of the Donna Marathon on Sunday, finishing in 2:30:23. Meaghan Neuberger, 29, of Fernandina Beach, FL, was the female winner in 3:06:53. The marathon (26.2 with Donna) was founded in 2008 by Jacksonville TV personality Donna Deegan, a three-time breast cancer survivor.
More than 10,000 runners participated in weekend events which raise funds to fight breast cancer.
Second and third male finishers in the marathon were Justin Jacobs in 2:33:07 and Ryan Aponte in 2:56:31, both from Jacksonville. Penny Primus of Tampa was second female in 3:13:15, followed by Lydia Hochstein of Jacksonville in 3:15:35.
BIRMINGHAM, AL — Dominic Korir, 23, of Grand Prairie, TX, won Sunday’s Mercedes Marathon in 2:20:35. Blair Teal, 30, of Charlotte, NC, was second in 2:21:07, followed by Stanley Boen, 38, also of Grand Prairie. Bryan Morseman, 31, of Bath, NY, was fourth in 2:27:58 and Geoffrey Tum, 31, of Coon Rapids, MN, was fifth in 2:42:41.
Sarah Pease, 29, of Bloomington, IN, was the female champion in 2:41:45. Shawanna White, 37, of Columbia, SC, was second in 2:56:40, followed by Trisha Nelson, 25, of South Bend, IN, in 2:58:14; Dani Steinbacher, 31, of Ann Arbor, MI, in 3:02:53, and Sarah Overpack, 33, of Indianapolis, IN, in 3:04:18.
In the half marathon, Kenyan Panuel Mungo, 23, of Elkton, MD, won in 1:04:23. Luis Orta, 28, of Broomfield, CO, was second in 1:06:46, followed by Christian Thompson, 28, of Chattanooga, TN, in 1:08:25.
Cracker will headline the post race Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series; Annual springtime event will debut new start and finish line
(Editor’s note: Additional information and updates on Rock ’n’ Roll races, including upcoming races in Raleigh (April 1-2) and Nashville, TN (April 29) will be published in Running Journal print and digital editions, our Running.Net website, our Racing South eNewsletters, and in eBlasts.)
RALEIGH, NC – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon announced Humana Inc., a leading health and well being company, as the new title partner of the 2017 event. Humana is currently title sponsor of four other Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series races, including New Orleans, Dallas, Chicago and San Antonio. The Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh race events return the weekend of April 1 – 2, 2017.
YORKTOWN, VA — Craig Hymes, 54, of Yorktown, raced home first on Saturday, Feb. 11, to win the 10-Mile Run for the Heart, finishing in 1:05:34. Harrison Chaires, 26, of Virginia Beach was second in 1:06:37 and Logan Jackson, 14, of Yorktown was third in 1:06:47.
Christin Newman, 25, of Norfolk was the women’s winner in 1:06:37, followed by Jackie Hoffman, 24, of Chesapeake in 1:10:57, and Nina Parziale, 14, of Williamsburg in 1:18:51.
The fifth annual event was held on the tour roads of the Yorktown Battlefield, starting and finishing near Surrender Field. After four years of bad or questionable weather, including three years when ice and snow caused a postponement, the weather was near perfect for running — cloudy with hints of sunshine, temp of 49 degrees at the race start, and a cool breeze during the race, which was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 5480 with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association.
Virginian made tough decision to go pro, pass up college.
By Sabrina Yohannes, RunBlogRun.com
Virginia teenager Drew Hunter makes his debut in the Millrose Games' prestigious Wanamaker Mile on Saturday, after clocking fast times in two races this indoor season.
Hunter, who became a professional athlete upon graduating high school last year, ran 3:58:92 for the mile at the New Balance Games in January before returning to the same venue in New York for the Armory Track Invitational last weekend and running a personal best over 3000m.
VIRGINIA BEACH — The USA Track & Field [USATF] Masters 8k National Championships will be held in conjunction with the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend’s TowneBank Shamrock 8K on March 18 in Virginia Beach. With a $10,000 prize purse, this event is expected to attract hundreds of participants from across the country. For the past three years the USATF 8k Masters Championships have taken place in Southern California. To be eligible for USATF awards, a participant must be a 2017 member of the USATF and meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the USATF.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Over 1300 runners registered to make the 43rd running of the Tallahassee Marathon and Half Marathon a record breaking one. The event welcomed participants from all over the world for a 26.2 mile tour of the Capital City. After taking on the trying hills and tough competition, Bryan Morseman and Tamara Kozulina triumphed, taking top prizes in the male and female fields at the 43rd running of Tallahassee Marathon on Sunday.
Jack St. Marie win the men’s half marathon, Clay Emge from Texas wins the men’s marathon, Louisiana’s Hannah Cooling taking the women’s title.
(This is a corrected story from our earlier version.)
New Orleans, LA – In the dawn before Sunday’s Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon, Neely Spence Gracey broke out a black marker and printed three words on the top of her left hand.
Attitude Believe Commit. The ABCs, she calls the message.
By Suzanne Taylor
(Editor’s note: This column appeared in the Fleet Feet Huntsville newsletter. We thought you would enjoy learning about Suzanne Taylor, who with her husband, Dink, is very active in the Huntsville, Alabama running community as a race director, runner, and owner of the Fleet Feet store with her husband.)
Hi! My name is Suzanne Swift Taylor. When I was growing up I was Terry Swift's sister and Earl Swift's Daughter. I am so proud of my dad and my brother. These two men have been huge influences in my life.
ARLINGTON, VA — Since 1971, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has celebrated the contributions of dedicated leaders, volunteers, and athletes for the sport of running through the National Running Awards program.
We are delighted to announce the 2016 National Running Award recipients who will join the 2017 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame inductees for a night of celebration at the RRCA National Running Awards dinner and ceremony on March 11, 2017 in Detroit, MI. Running enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the RRCA Convention, which includes a ticket to the National Running Awards dinner, to honor these contributors to the running community.
ATLANTA — With the Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots fast approaching, Atlanta Track Club and the Boston Athletic Association have agreed to a friendly agreement based on the outcome of the big game. Depending on the winner, members of the Atlanta Track Club or the B.A.A. will have to pose with the winning team’s jersey on a run around their city and post the photo on social media.
If the Falcons win, the B.A.A. High Performance team will run around Boston College’s Alumni Stadium with a jersey of Falcons quarterback and BC alum Matt Ryan. If the Patriots win, members of Atlanta Track Club Elite will have to run and pose with a Tom Brady Patriots’ jersey in front of the Georgia Dome.
By Bill Marable, USATF State Record Keeper
Brett Morley and Shawanna White have been chosen South Carolina Long Distance Runners of the Year by USA Track and Field for 2016. Also chosen were outstanding masters competitors Eric Ashton and Kerry Robinson.
Traveling all over the state, 24 year old Brett Morley, ran in most of the top competitive races winning 9 of 17 events. Major victories came in half marathons at the Greenville Health System in 1:07:52 and the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon in 1:07:30. Other big wins for the Greenville resident came at the Run Downtown 5K in 15:28 and the Long Run 15K in 48:45.
ARLINGTON, VA -- Since 1971, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has honored dedicated individuals for their contributions and service to the sport of distance running through its National Distance Running Hall of Fame. We are delighted to announce the 2017 inductees, who will be honored at the upcoming RRCA National Running Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. We encourage the running community to join us in celebrating the tremendous accomplishments of the RRCA Hall of Fame inductees.
BOSTON, the first feature-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon will premiere in Boston at the Boch Center Wang Theatre on April 15 at 8:00 p.m.
A portion of each ticket sale will benefit Martin’s Park in Boston.
By Scott Ludwig
I can see by the look on your face you’re confused by the title of this story. Baseball aficionados may be thinking it’s a reference to me hitting 62 home runs in a 154-game season of major league baseball; you know, similar to how Roger Maris’ home run total in 1961 is frequently notated (61*). If that’s the case you would be sadly mistaken. Following is a summary of my entire baseball career. See for yourself:
By Cedric Jaggers
Now that you are a month into the New Year, have you made your running plan for 2017? If not it’s time to think about what, where and why you are going to do the running and racing you will do this year.
Running becomes such a part of a runner’s life that it is easy to get into a routine, and if it works okay, we stop thinking about what we are doing and just keep on keeping on. But sometimes, in fact maybe most times, it may pay to think about what we are doing and plan ahead.
The nominating committee, chaired by David Epstein (past-Western Region Director), has concluded their work in accordance with Article VIII(B)(1) of the By-Laws of the Road Runners Club of America. Mr. Epstein thanks President Mitchell Garner for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. He also thanks the outstanding committee, which included Rachel Tambling, Ph.D (CT State Rep), Betsy Boudreaux (LA State Rep), and Gary Westlund (RRCA member). The committee respectfully recommends the following candidates be elected to the RRCA Board during the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Membership:
SARASOTA, FL — Sarasota’s longest running half marathon, the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon, returns March 19 for the 12th annual running, fueling Sarasota’s economy with an additional $3.4+ million while also helping to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The St. Jude partnership includes allocating a portion of the registrations to runners who want to support the hospital gain entry to the race after it sells out, as well as earn special VIP perks as a thank you for their support.