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Date: 
04/20/2018 - 11:49

By LARRY EDER, RunBlogRun.com
Pete-302x397-thumb-500x657-34344.jpgOne of the real stories of the 2018 Boston Marathon will be how Americans did so well when athletes from Ethiopia and Kenya collapsed in the brutal conditions. The successes, a some noted, were among American's club system, clubs such as Hansons Brooks Distance Project, HOKA's Northern Arizona Elite, and the focus of this story, Reeboks' ZAP Fitness. What is most fascinating is that these clubs were all the products of someone, or someones with a dream, and a running brand that got the vision thing.

Regional
Date: 
04/20/2018 - 10:47

Interactive camp hosted in Arlington, Virginia July 19-21 provides tools and resources for top recent post-collegiate runners to pursue a professional career

Arlington, VA - RunPro Camp, designed to educate and inform distance runners who are interested in pursuing a professional running career after college, is now accepting applications. Runners who are completing their NCAA eligibility by June 30, 2018, along with runners who have completed eligibility within the last 24-months, are encouraged to apply. The application can be found at www.RunPro.com. The deadline to apply is May 30.

Regional
Date: 
04/18/2018 - 11:10

Hall.of_.Fame-copy-275x143.jpgARLINGTON, VA – Since 1958, members and supporters of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the promotion of distance running, have gathered in different cities around the country for the RRCA National Convention. This year, the 60th RRCA National Convention was held in Arlington, VA in partnership with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Race, which served at the RRCA National 10 Mile Championship Event. While the official birthday of the RRCA is February 22, 1958, the organizations birthday bash was held on April 7.

Regional
Date: 
04/17/2018 - 11:49

By DAVID HUNTER, RunBlogRun.com
Kawauchi_YukiA-Boston18-thumb-500xauto-34233.jpgOn a day fit for neither man nor beast, Japan's Yuki Kawauchi was able to turn back the challenges of several fellow competitors and to endure the cruelest of Mother Nature's meteorological conditions to win the wind-swept and rain-soaked 2018 Boston Marathon.

When the elite men's start commenced amidst driving rain, a formidable headwind, and sub-freezing wind-chill temperatures, marathon aficionados scoffed when lightly-touted Kawauchi bolted to the front from the start and forged a sizeable early lead as he free-wheeled out of Hopkinton on the downhill to Ashland.

Regional
Date: 
04/17/2018 - 11:43

By CAROLYN MATHER, RunBlogRun

Linden_DesiFH-BostonMar18-thumb-500xauto-34254.jpgNo one deserved to be the first American woman to win Boston since another Michigander Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 1985 than Desiree Linden. She has placed well here in each of her races including her second place finish by two seconds in 2011. Desi's first trip here in 2007 had conditions nearly as bad as today. But today's weather of near freezing temperatures, strong headwinds and periods of torrential rain and even hail led every athlete on the course to the ultimate test.

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Jeff Kent, Kay Evans Win Hogeye Marathon

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04/16/2018 - 15:24
Date: 
04/16/2018 - 15:24

FAYETTEVILLE, AR — Jeff Kent of Fayetteville was overall winner of the Hogeye Marathon on April 14, finishing in 2:34:19. Austin Simkins of Springdale was second in 2:46:41 and David Theriot of Sand Springs, OK, was third in 3:07:09.

Kay Evans of Chocowinity, NC, was overall female winner in 3:38:10, followed by Krista Dean of Greenwood, AR, in 3:39:39. Ivone Hudson of Fayetteville was third in 3:51:58.

Masters winners were Brian Sites of Little Rock in 3:17:54 and Natalie McBee of Fayetteville in 3:59:10.

Regional
Date: 
04/15/2018 - 18:25

Amy Garber claims Dash for Cash

RICHMOND, VA – The 19th annual Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger kicked off with an enthusiastic greeting from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, the official starter who then became just the second Governor of Virginia to participate in the race, and continued with excitement in the men’s and women’s races and throughout the field of runners, joggers, and walkers. The 10k again hosted the Collegiate Running Association 10k Road Race National Championships, which drew several thousand college athletes to the streets of Richmond to compete for prize money.

Regional
Date: 
04/15/2018 - 18:24

By Carolyn Mather for RunBlogRun
BOSTON — Over 10,000 runners were greeted with near perfect spring weather in Boston to contest the BAA 5K. The sun was shining brightly with a temperature of 49 degrees.Defending champions,American record holder Ben True and Ethiopia's Buze Diriba returned to lead the fields. Both competitors won the New York City Half Marathon in March and today both races came down to a sprint.The first mile was a 4:32. True took the lead shortly before the turn to the finish and battled down the stretch with Hagos Gebhiwet, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist in the 5000. Both took the lead and jockeyed back and forth for the top position before Gebrhiwet got the victory. Both were timed at 13:42.

Regional
Date: 
04/13/2018 - 12:12

NBMA-AA-combo-logo-275x248.pngBOSTON – The National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) is pleased to announce our two-year partnership with Ashworth Awards as our Official Awards and Medallions Partner. This includes being a 2018 and 2019 NBMA Summit Sponsor at the Baltimore Running Festival and Little Rock Marathon Summits, respectively.

Tony Reed, NBMA Executive Director, says, “This is an exciting and welcomed partnership. In 2013, the NBMA decided to recognize the accomplishments of African-American distance runners through the National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame and Achievements Awards Banquet. This event is held every other year. World class, elite, and history making runners, as well as Boston, seven continent, and 50 States ultramarathon, marathon, and half marathon finishers are recognized.

Regional

One More Way To Improve Your Running

Date: 
04/12/2018 - 18:40
Date: 
04/12/2018 - 18:40

By Carolyn Mather
As I am in my 40th year of running, one would think there are really no new tricks to improve our running. But as I have become more age challenged I attempt to pick those things that will help me continue running for another 40 years!

I must admit that running has changed very little for me over the years, except for the fact that I no longer set personal bests, but personal worsts. But I keep getting up, putting on my shoes and travelling out the door every morning for my running fix. Although I continue to do way too many miles, I actually enjoy every run and find running has kept me sane in these years of drastic change.

Regional
Date: 
04/12/2018 - 17:16

Cherry Blossom Presents Service Award to Jean Arthur

Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run Presents 2018 Les Kinion Outstanding Service Award to Jean Arthur in Recognition of Her 20 Years of Service to the Race

jean_arthur_kinion_award.gifAward Honors the Memory of Longtime Race Volunteer Les Kinion

WASHINGTON DC: At this year's pre-race dinner for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run, the table was set - in more ways than one. Everyone who gathered for dinner had done their best to prepare for the 46th running of The Runners Rite of Spring®.

Regional
Date: 
04/09/2018 - 11:32

Joan Benoit Samuelson sets single-age and age group records for women 60-64.

WASHINGTON, DC, April 8 — On his first trip to America, 21-year-old Jemal Yimer broke away from a dwindling lead group in the last mile of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run to win the race in a time of 46:17. His compatriot Buze Diriba won the women's race in 53:45 after finishing second here the past two years. In a race full of stories, another highlight was 60-year-old Joan Benoit Samuelson's single-age and 60-64 age group record for women of 1:07:56.

Given the dire weather forecast of snow on Saturdaynight earlier in the week, runners and race organizers were delighted to awake to clear blue skies and peak cherry blossoms this morning. While it was a cold 35 degrees at the start, conditions were ideal for racing, though it was a bit too windy for really fast times up front.

Regional
Date: 
04/08/2018 - 18:58

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 8, 2018) – Approximately 5,000 registered runners aged 12 to 86 took to the streets of Raleigh to participate in the 2018 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon presented by WRAL. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed taking in the sights and scenery in this charming Southern city.

The best-in-class running event kicked off on Saturday with a 5K and 1 Mile race through Dorothea Dix Park. On Sunday, runners from 48 states and 17 countries took off on a tour of downtown Raleigh. An updated route this year featured a flatter course and showcased new parts of the city. The race started on Fayetteville Street and ran towards the historic Capitol building before cruising through the downtown historic district and charming neighborhoods. The course finished at the Red Hat Amphitheater.

Regional
Date: 
04/05/2018 - 13:18

By Mary Marcia Brown

Amy.jpg As the lead singer of the late 90s group, Destiny’s Child, Beyonce’ Knowles belted out the lyrics, “Say my name, say my name,” on more than one occasion. As competing athletes in area road races, runners often find motivation in hearing their own names called out by cheering spectators during events.

While it is likely that Beyonce’s lyrics could be heard along the recent Sarasota Music Half Marathon & Rockin’ 10k course in Florida, it is likely that some of the participating runners didn’t hear their own names being called out. That’s because spectators often rely on the boldly printed names that appear on the front of race bib numbers to learn the names of approaching athletes.

Regional
Date: 
04/04/2018 - 12:13

Centennial Olympic Park - Photo by Joaquin Lara (1)-thumb-500xauto-33778.jpgBy Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
USA Track & Field will be making a decision soon on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon site. On January 12, 2018, four cities: Atlanta, Georgia, Chatanooga, Tennessee, Austin, Texas and Orlando, Florida have submitted bids. The completed bids were due on March 19, 2018. The USATF Board of Directors will assess the bids and make a decision, in collaboration with the U.S.O.C. This decision should be coming very soon.

Regional
Date: 
04/04/2018 - 11:33

Open, American, PRRO and RRCA prize money and bonuses offered exceed $100,000.

WASHINGTON, DC -- As they have for the past several years, organizers of the 46th Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run will offer over $90,000 in prize money and bonuses to top runners, including a $10,000 American record bonus for the first American man to break Greg Meyer’s American record of 46:13, set here in 1983, and for the first American woman to break Janet Bawcom’s single-sex American record of 52:12, set here in 2014. In addition, this year’s Runner’s Rite of Spring® will serve as the Professional Road Racing Organization’s (PRRO) 2018 Championship—with an additional $10,000 PRRO Super Bonus available to the winners of the five PRRO Circuit races should one of them win the 2018 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile.

Regional
Date: 
04/03/2018 - 12:18

By Teri Saylor

Maureen runs the Umstead Ultra Marathon in 2017..jpgLast January, Maureen Bowen had found a rock on the warm sands of Waikiki Beach. It was her last day in Honolulu before she was scheduled to fly to Maui for a half marathon, the 46th state she had to conquer in her quest to complete a half marathon in all 50 states – for the second time.

“I’m sitting on Waikiki Beach. I had my journal. I had an organic smoothie,” she said. “I was thinking this was an awesome place to write in my journal, and two minutes later everybody’s phones went off.’”

Regional
Date: 
04/02/2018 - 15:47

2018 Charity Donations Reach $155,000 For $916,500 Cumulative Total In Eight Years

CARY, N.C., April 2, 2018 -- The board of directors of the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and the Feetures! Half Marathon announced today that their 2018 events set a new record of charitable giving at $155,000 – a full $25,000 more than their record-setting year in 2017. The cumulative total now stands at $916,000, putting the organization's goal of $1,000,000 well within reach in 2019.

In an unprecedented move, the board opened registration for the 2019 event at this year's Expo on March 16. Runners can register now at the Tobacco Road Marathon Web site and enjoy "Early Bird" pricing for the lowest registration fees. The marathon is the largest in North Carolina, and the only one in the Triangle area during the spring. The Half marathon will also be the only race of its kind in the Triangle during spring 2019.

Regional
Date: 
03/30/2018 - 11:32

March 29th, 2018

K_Capps_MTS-300x225.jpgKenny Capps to run the Mountain-to-Sea trail to raise awareness for Multiple Myeloma

Mt. Airy, North Carolina — In January of 2015, Kenny Capps, an avid ultramarathon runner from Black Mountain, NC, was forced to stop running after being diagnosed with stage two Multiple Myeloma, which currently has no cure.

After multiple rounds of chemotherapy and infusions, Capps underwent a mostly successful bone marrow transplant in August 2015. With his cancer in check, though not in remission, Capps began running again in 2017.

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Spotlight on Atlanta Track Club Elite

Date: 
03/28/2018 - 11:47
Date: 
03/28/2018 - 11:47

The 2018 recipient of the Allan Steinfeld Development Grant is still growing its program, but its foundation includes a strong commitment to giving back to the community

DSC_5920.jpgBy Leah Etling, Running USA
The 2020 Olympics are still more than two years away, but for the athletes who will attempt to represent the U.S. and other countries at the Tokyo summer games, efforts to prepare and qualify are already underway.

That’s the case for elite athlete development teams like the Atlanta Track Club Elite, which work with talented post-collegiate athletes attempting to continue running at a high level. Last month, ATC Elite was awarded the Allan Steinfeld Development Award from Running USA.

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