Sarasota, FL-based ShamRockersUSA, a youth running group, is securing coaches across the country and will be a national organization next year, founder Diane Lyons told Running Journal.
“I’m on cloud nine,” she said, explaining that she is interviewing potential coaches for 14 new chapters in 7 states. She is seeking funding from the National Institute of Health “and any other interested group or individuals” for the non-profit youth group.
The Spa Pacers Running Club of Hot Springs, Arkansas has honored the late Buzz Wilson with scholarships to three high school students. Wilson was an active member of the club for many years, providing encouragement and organizing running events.
MCM and Partner Mobomo Debut RaceMate on iTunes
QUANTICO, VA (October 12, 2010) - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) announced the release of an innovative new iPhone application that redefines the marathon experience and deepens the race-day connection between runners and spectators. Now available on iTunes, RaceMate, created by DC-based developer Mobomo, integrates GPS technology into the MCM course map providing exact locations to coordinate on-course runner/supporter link up or, for faraway spectators, to monitor a marathoner's progress.
If you are looking forward to the fall racing season, you can find plenty of races to start training for in the Running Journal Race Calendar. And for race results of races across the southeast, check our results section.
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MCM Embarks on Multi-City Tour with Marathon Flame Marking Origin of Distance Running
QUANTICO, VA (Oct. 6, 2010) - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) will celebrate its 35-year history while commemorating the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon and Pheidippidies' legendary run. To mark the occasion, the MCM will receive the Marathon Flame from the Municipality of Marathon, Greece, and embark on a multi-city tour beginning on Thursday, Oct. 21 and concluding at the MCM on Oct. 31.
Wisner wins women's race; sold-out field of more than 11,000 runners also enjoy post-race late night festivities
Running USA wire
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (October 2, 2010) - Anton Van Zyl from Ft. Lauderdale and Matthew Dobson from Jay, Florida were the first two finishers Saturday night at the inaugural Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon at Walt Disney Resort near Orlando. In the women's division, Melissa Wisner from Washington, D.C. crossed the finish line first in 1 hour, 32 minutes, 22 seconds.
What was the largest race in America in 2009? It’s an annual southern event and started in 1970 with 110 runners. Running USA compiled a list of finishers from races across the country and concluded the greatest number of runners finished in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race 10K with 49,967. See the list of the largest southern road races in the next issue of Running Journal magazine.
A Birmingham, Alabama runner was reportedly raped in September and a second female runner was approached but ran away before she could be harmed, authorities said. Both incidents were reported to have occurred between 6:30-7 a.m. The Birmingham Track Club quickly issued a warning to its members to not run alone.
UVA students encouraging community to run “Every Yard for Yeardley” during the Nov. 13 SunTrust Richmond Marathon
Fundraising effort to benefit the One Love Foundation, created by the family of Yeardley Love
A fundraiser to honor murdered University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love will take place on Saturday, November 13 in Richmond, VA. Some of Love’s close friends are organizing “Every Yard for Yeardley” to honor her life and raise money for the One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love (the “One Love Foundation” www.joinonelove.org), which was created by Love’s family in the wake of her death. Love died in May of this year as a result of domestic violence in nearby Charlottesville.
Running USA Wire
The Big get bigger with half-marathons leading the road race boom
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – (September 26, 2010) – For nearly 25 years, Running USA’s Road Running Information Center (RRIC) has compiled statistics for the nation’s top road races including such lists as the Top 100 U.S. Timed, Largest Festivals, Largest by State, Women-Only, World’s Largest and even Youth Runs.
Sold-out event features late evening start and exclusive after-hours party at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Running USA Wire
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (September 21, 2010) - A sold-out field of runners will experience many of the hottest and most unique trends in road racing at the inaugural Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, October 1-3, at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando.
By IILONGA THANDIWE
“It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.” -- Zora Neal Hurston
This sentiment expressed by anthropologist and author Zora Neal Hurston effectively captures the spirit and ethos of the South Fulton Running Partners (SFRP).
As of September 7, limited spots are now available for the sold out St. Jude Memphis Marathon. These spots are reserved for participants who sign up for the race as a St. Jude Hero and commit to raise $500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It is expected these spots will fill up fast.
By Lianne Jennings
Deep water running was an essential tool helping me to train for the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati OH this year. I started running regularly after the birth of my daughter in 2006. Since that time I have struggled with various injuries common to runners including black toenails, blisters, Achilles tendonitis, ITB syndrome, runner’s knee, and even a stress fracture in my femur.
Running USA wire
Van Orden, Bednosky USA Masters champions on challenging course
LAUREL SPRINGS, N.C. - (August 28, 2010) - Bobby Mack and Gina Lucrezi won their first national titles at theUSA 10K Trail Championship hosted by the second Continental Divide Trail Race on Saturday morning. Over the challenging course, 2010 Team USA cross country team member Mack, 25, Raleigh, N.C. ran 41 minutes, 59 seconds to beat last year's national runner-up Ryan Woods by 32 seconds, while Lucrezi, 27, Southborough, Mass. also was a clear winner with her 52:04 over Molly Nunn's 53:30.
Field to face the famed "rock climb" on a course with 1500 feet of elevation gain
Running USA wire
LAUREL SPRINGS, N.C. - The USA 10K Trail Championships, hosted again by Continental Divide Trail Race in Laurel Springs, North Carolina, will be held Saturday, August 28, 2010, and top men's and women's fields are expected to take on the challenging course. It includes a 20-yard section affectionately known as "the rock climb" that organizers describe as requiring hands-on effort to scramble up. A total of 1500 feet of climbing is part of the picturesque 6.2 miles just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Overall, stretching did not provide protection against injury
To stretch or not to stretch? That's a question millions of runners ask themselves daily, but results from a USA Track & Field-sponsored clinical trial involving close to 3,000 runners confirm there is no difference in the risk of injury for those who stretched before running and those who did not.
Road Running reaches new heights with more than 10 million finishers, 17,000 events in U.S. for 2009; Half-Marathon, Marathon and 5K lead the charge
Running USA wire
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (August 4, 2010) - Road Running continued its "boom" in 2009 with another record year of participation. Despite the lingering recession, the sport grew to an estimated 10,290,000 finishers in U.S. road races, a record high.
The Road Runners Club of America (www.rrca.org) wants to remind the running community about the importance of following our hot weather running tips. Running in the heat of summer can be dangerous if proper precautions and preparations are not followed.
* Avoid dehydration! You can lose between 6 and 12 oz. of fluid for every 20 minutes of running. Therefore it is important to pre-hydrate (10–15 oz. of fluid 10 to 15 minutes prior to running) and drink fluids every 20–30 minutes along your running route. To determine if you are hydrating properly, weigh yourself before and after running. You should have drunk one pint of fluid for every pound you’re missing. Indications that you are running while dehydrated are a persistent elevated pulse after finishing your run and dark yellow urine. Keep in mind that thirst is not an adequate indicator of dehydration.
Moran USA Men's 10K champion; more than 50,000 finish Atlanta 4th of July tradition
By Tracy Lott
Running USA Wire
ATLANTA - (July 4, 2010) - The 2010 AJC Peachtree Road Race professional field, on Sunday, The Fourth of July, did not disappoint as Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam and Kenyan Lineth Chepkurui took home victories at the 41st running of the 10K event with fast finish times of 27 minutes, 56 seconds and 30:51 respectively. Chepkurui, who also earned top honors at the 2009 Peachtree, was eligible for the Professional Road Racing Organization's (PRRO) Championship and also took home an additional $10,000 bonus bringing her total Peachtree earnings to $25,000.