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Date: 
03/19/2018 - 04:45

VIRGINIA BEACH, March 18 -- More than 7,000 runners and walkers crossed the finish line of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, Shamrock Marathon Relay, and Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon. After 2017’s mix of rain, snow, and heavy winds, this year’s participants were treated to fair skies throughout the weekend at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

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03/17/2018 - 18:19

LANDOVER, Maryland -- The largest USATF Masters Indoor Championships field in history kicked off Friday with multi-events, 400m, 1500m race walk and more at the Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Center in Landover, Maryland. 1,219 entrants are taking to the indoor facility through Sunday.

Watch on demand event coverage via USATF.TV+. Click http://live.finishtiming.com/#/results/meet/201800022 for live results.

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03/17/2018 - 18:18

VIRGINIA BEACH – Hampton Roads runners and walkers kicked off their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with the first events of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Saturday morning. Nearly 12,000 participants enjoyed the TowneBank Shamrock 8K, Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile, and Leprechaun Dash at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

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03/16/2018 - 11:46

RALEIGH, NC — Headliner indie rock band SUSTO of South Carolina will entertain at a free concert on Sunday, April 8, to close out the two-day Rock ’n’ Roll Raleigh events.

SUSTO released its debut album in 2014 and became an immediate hit. Calling themselves “a kind of gospel,” SUSTO blends classic Americana with the sounds of bluegrass, electronic and soul. Their most recent album, “Stories” was released in mid-February. The five-person band will perform for runners, spectators and the community at the Red Hat Amphitheater following Sunday’s half marathon.

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Date: 
03/15/2018 - 10:27

Elite Field Includes Numerous RRCA Roads Scholars and RunPro Campers Who Will Compete for a Special $2,400 Prize Purse

WASHINGTON, DC — The 46th Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile on April 8, will serve as the 2018 National 10-mile Championships for the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), building upon a long tradition of cooperation and mutual support between the race and America's oldest and largest association of running organizations. This year's RRCA Convention, to be held April 5-7 in Arlington, VA, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the organization, while the 2018 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile will proudly include several RRCA Roads Scholars and RunPro Campers in its invited field.

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Ridley, Enriquez Win Races

Date: 
03/14/2018 - 11:23
Date: 
03/14/2018 - 11:23

March 14th, 2018
Divas-Half-Marathon-5k-Atlanta-Logo-1-275x275.jpgParticipants take over famous golf-cart paths for fourth running of event

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – It was a sea of pink as Divas® Running Series participants flocked to Shakerag Knoll for the Divas® Half Marathon & 5K in Peachtree City this past Saturday. Continental Event & Sports Management, the producers of the event, took participant feedback to heart and moved what used to be a fall race in early September, to the spring, in search of cooler temperatures. It was a move that paid off as 60-degree weather welcomed runners as they meandered through town, on cart paths and down beautiful, tree-lined streets.

In what proved to be a 5K course record for this event, Emily Enriquez, a local woman from Peachtree City, took first in a time of 18 minutes and 49 seconds.

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Date: 
03/13/2018 - 11:23

IMG_4926-275x238.jpgMIAMI, FL – Continental Event & Sports Management, producers of the Divas® Running Series, have announced a partnership extension with The Breast Cancer Charities of America through 2020.

The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA), or iGoPink, will continue as the official charity partner of the Divas® Running Series, a designation they’ve held since the partnership began in 2016. BCCA, headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, is a non-profit organization, which exists for one reason – to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. iGoPink’s central focus is to educate, empower, and encourage all women to become pro-active in preventing breast cancer and, if diagnosed, in surviving breast cancer.

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Date: 
03/10/2018 - 19:46

WASHINGTON, DC (March 10, 2018) – Over 17,000 runners from age 12 to 86 took to the streets of Washington DC this weekend to participate in the 7th running of the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon & ½ Marathon. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of bringing fun to the run with great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed taking in the iconic sights of the Nation’s Capital.

The best-in-class running event kicked off on Saturday when runners from all 50 states and 57 countries took off in the marathon, the only one held completely within the District of Columbia, followed by the half marathon, both of which started at Constitution Avenue and 14th Street NW. The event took runners through downtown DC, various neighborhoods, historic sites such as Union Station and the National Mall, past the White House, and along the Anacostia River.

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Date: 
03/10/2018 - 16:32

JACKSONVILLE – In her final race before next month’s Boston Marathon, Molly Huddle put on a dominating display in the women’s race at the USATF 15 km Championships, while fellow Olympian Leonard Korir repeated as men’s champion Saturday morning in Jacksonville, Florida.

With the women starting six minutes ahead of the men, with an equalizer bonus on the line, Huddle and fellow frontrunners Jordan Hasay and Molly Seidel shot to the lead, running by themselves well ahead of the rest of the field.

While Hasay and Seidel tried to match Huddle early on, the Providence-based runner was running too quick a clip, as Hasay and Seidel paired up and ran their own pace, putting Huddle all alone in front after the first 5 km split.

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Date: 
03/07/2018 - 18:29

atlantatrackcluborg_499802205.jpgATLANTA –– Meb is all in for ATL. Meb Keflezighi, one of the most decorated American distance runners of all time, endorsed Atlanta’s bid for Olympic Team Trials – Marathon on Tuesday, the same day the site committee that will help select the host location visited the city.

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Date: 
03/05/2018 - 15:41

CHATTANOOGA — Christian Thompson of Ooltewah, TN, and Rebecca Weinand of Maryville were winners of the Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon. Thompson finished in 2:31:28 and Weinand in 3:10:04.

Second-fifth male finishers were Adam Veron of Hixon, TN, in 2:58:20; Garick Hill of Cincinnati, OH, in 2:58:58; Owen Speer of Alison, TN, in 2:59:56; and Alex Finley of Ooltewah in 3:00:18.

Jessica Marlier of Chattanooga was second female in 3:25, followed by Nora Adams of Boalsburg, PA, in 3:30:45; Elizabeth Ceja of Salem, TN, in 3:33:50; and Molly Ragsdale of West Palm Beach, FL, in 3:34:41.

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Date: 
03/05/2018 - 14:35

new.jpgNew Orleans resident, Marcus Hoof, victorious in the marathon while Kylen Cieslak takes top spot in women’s race; Kevin Castille and Sarah Crouch finish first in the half marathon

NEW ORLEANS (March 4, 2018) -- Nearly 20,000 runners from age 12 to 86 took to the streets of New Orleans to participate in the 9th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon.

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Date: 
03/05/2018 - 10:49

Stars and Stripes Design Available Exclusively to Armed Forces Members and Veterans

peachnumber.jpgATLANTA – March 5, 2018 -- Active duty members of the armed forces as well as reservists, National Guard and military veterans will be honored and celebrated at the 49th AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4, 2018. Through a partnership with United Military Care, Atlanta Track Club which organizes the largest road race event in the United States unveiled a commemorative race number design available exclusively to servicemen and women.

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Date: 
03/04/2018 - 16:51

0e9fc5d9-3c6b-4145-abb4-fec7866ce34f.pngLITTLE ROCK, AR -- More than 12,000 runners and walkers took to the streets of Little Rock for the 16th annual Little Rock Marathon races. Racers competed in the marathon, half marathon and wheelchair events Sunday in downtown Little Rock.

The following are race results and comments from top finishers in the marathon, half marathon, and wheelchair competitions:

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Date: 
03/02/2018 - 12:59

Race champions capture final $10,000 Super Bonus qualifying berths for upcoming 2018 PRRO Championship; 16th Publix Gasparilla Half offered $30,000 U.S.-only prize purse

Sara-Hall-Gasparilla-HM-2018-3-227x275.jpgTAMPA, Fla. – The Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon, the 2018 PRRO Circuit racing season opener on Sunday, February 25, featured two down-to-the-wire finishes under warm, humid conditions. In the women’s professional race, Sara Hall, 34, from Redding, CA, edged defending champion Stephanie Bruce, 34, from Flagstaff, AZ, by one second: 1 hour, 12 minutes, 1 second to 1:12:02; both shattered the course record of 1:12:35 by Jen Rhines in 2015. For the men, Colorado residents Elkanah Kibet, 32, Colorado Springs and Parker Stinson, 25, Boulder also battled to the finish line with Kibet prevailing by two seconds, 1:03:39 to 1:03:41.

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Date: 
03/01/2018 - 15:11

World’s largest 10K set for July 4

ATLANTA – March 1, 2018 – Over the course of the next three weeks, 60,000 runners and walkers will sign up to take part in the 49th AJC Peachtree Road Race. Atlanta Track Club announced the opening of registration today for the world’s largest 10K. Registration is currently available to Atlanta Track Club members who activated their membership by February 1, 2018.

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Date: 
03/01/2018 - 12:33

$35.5 million was raised by nearly 9,300 charity runners during the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, including more than $6.1 million raised by Team for Kids to benefit NYRR’s free youth fitness programs

NEW YORK – New York Road Runners (NYRR) have announced that marathon legend Meb Keflezighi, the only athlete ever to win the New York City Marathon, the Boston Marathon, and an Olympic medal, has partnered with the world’s premier running organization and will serve as Ambassador & Special Advisor to its charity running team,NYRR Team for Kids.

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A Perspective on Perspective

Date: 
02/28/2018 - 16:36
Date: 
02/28/2018 - 16:36

By Scott Ludwig

I realize it’s difficult for a runner to talk about running without ‘dropping numbers.’ After all it’s practically impossible to tell someone what you’ve accomplished in a pair of running shoes without them. (I’m still talking about numbers here—not runners because some run barefoot, wearing sandals, etc.).

It wouldn’t make much sense to tell your neighbor you ‘ran a race of considerable distance’ because that’s about as vague as telling them you don’t pass gas much. Rather, stating you ran 6.2 miles in less than 60 minutes and your pace was just less than nine-minutes per mile makes much more sense and is a lot easier for your neighbor to grasp.

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Date: 
02/27/2018 - 11:38

Event Held in Conjunction with Baltimore Running Festival in October

Festival-2013-FLAG-endurace-sports-wire-275x97.jpgBALTIMORE, MD — Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced that Baltimore will host the 2018 National Black Marathoners Association’s (NBMA) Annual Summit in conjunction with October’s Baltimore Running Festival.

Race organizers anticipate up to 700 NBMA members will participate in the summit and/or running festival. The 18th annual running festival will attract an estimated 23,000 total runners from all 50 states and nearly three dozen countries on October 22nd.

Regional
Date: 
02/26/2018 - 13:46

By AARON SAFT,
Owner, FootRX, Asheville, NC
www.footrxasheville.com

So many people I meet are intimidated by trail running. I hear things like “Aren’t there bears?” or “Don’t you get lost?” I smile and answer yes to both. Then I explain how they can get into trail running with far less apprehension of the things we cannot control. In this segment, I will discuss how you can get to know the trails so you don’t feel as though you are going to get lost.

First, I suggest joining a trail running group that has people that run around your pace and distance. Learn some new loops, meet some new people you can potentially run with outside the group run and have fun!

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