National Series of Off-road Adventure Races Expands to 18 U.S. Cities in 2010 - San Diego, CA – The Competitor Group announced today that Columbia Sportswear will become the title sponsor of the popular Muddy Buddy Ride & Run Series.
The Big Sur Half Marathon has created a “Virtual Goodie Bag” for race participants to cut down on waste at the seventh presentation of the event. The race is scheduled for Sunday, November 15, 2009.
Instead of receiving a bag of freebies at the race expo, runners will get an email telling them how to access their Virtual Goodie Bag online.
Runners and walkers will be able to experience the beach in a unique way November 15 when the 13.1 Marathon® Fort Lauderdale presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida returns to the streets of downtown Fort Lauderdale and Fort Lauderdale Beach .
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 28, 2009 - Team USA Minnesota's Jason Lehmkuhle and Josh Moen will be among the competitors at the USA Men's Marathon Championship hosted by the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 1.
from USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - It's difficult to pick a favorite for this weekend's USA Men's Marathon Championship. As one of the most competitive U.S. men's fields outside of an Olympic Trials lines-up Sunday at the ING New York City Marathon, the field is loaded with a wide range of experience and emerging talent.
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Armstrong won the Strands 5k in Corvallis, Oregon, on Oct. 24. Her time was 16:23 (second place was 16:32). Armstrong returned to a familiar area for the race having gone to high school in Tualatin, Oregon, just outside of Portland, before running collegiately for the University of Iowa.
USATF - from USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - The international statistics website All-Athletics.com has ranked American men and women athletes among the world's best at middle distance running events for the 2009 season.
Free health and fitness program underwritten by Big Sur International Marathon begins November 2 in Marina, California - CARMEL, Calif. - (October 23, 2009) - JUST RUN, the award winning youth fitness program of the Big Sur International Marathon, is debuting a specialized program beyond the school setting that focuses on children of highest need.
By: Steve Nearman, Running USA wire - ARLINGTON, Va. - (October 25, 2009) - Both John Mentzer and Muliye Gurmu earned the honor of taking home the Middendorf Trophy on Sunday at the 34th running of the Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington.
iaaf - Frankfurt, Germany - Gilbert Kirwa of Kenya broke both the defending champion and the course record to win the Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon today, in 2:06:14, a time that puts him in the top-20 all-time at the distance. It also nets him 95,000 euros in prize and bonuses.
By Jennie McCafferty - BELDING (10/24/09) – The golf course or the roads?
Gilbert Kirwa (Kenya), the men’s champion:
“When he (Robert K Cheruiyot) went away, I thought he’d win but when I started to catch him, I thought I’d win. Two wins in two marathons, I’m very happy.”
Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (Kenya) in second place:
Irene Kimaiyo victorious in Women’s Championship. - BOSTON – Sean Quigley, 24, originally from Braintree, Massachusetts, won in a lean over last year’s champion Jacob Korir, of Kenya, to win the 20th Mayor’s Cup Cross Country 8k Championship at Boston’s Franklin Park on Sunday in a time of 23 minutes, 54 seconds.
The 2008 men’s winner Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot was in confident mood two days before defending his title:
“When I look at the start list I can see there are a lot of winners in the race and the quality is very high but I’m confident I can retain my title.”
“In comparison with last year, my preparation has been just as good if not better.”
Inaugural “Red, White & Boom” TC Half Marathon will also include four-mile and kids distances- MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Twin Cities in Motion is adding a half-marathon to it’s line-up of offerings throughout the year of running events in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
$13,000 U.S.-only prize purse; race proceeds benefit Childhelp - CORVALLIS, Ore. - (October 20, 2009) - Olympians Elva Dyer and Jonathon Riley and 5000 meter specialist Lauren Fleshman headline professional fields at the inaugural Strands 5K on Saturday, October 24. Athletes will compete for a $13,000 U.S.-only prize purse in Corvallis.
by Jeff Trammel, from Running USA - ST. LOUIS - (October 18, 2009) - The first running of the GO! St. Louis Halloween 10K in downtown St. Louis on Sunday, October 18 was the largest 10K field in St. Louis in 2009 and one of the largest in Missouri. The day featured many of the region's elite runners, mixed with participants of all ages and fitness levels, many who wore creative Halloween costumes to celebrate the season.
Winner to be presented at Running USA 2010: The Industry Conference powered by Active.com on February 1 - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (October 22, 2009) - Running USA, the national industry non-profit organization, has announced its inaugural Training Group Development Award that will be presented at Running USA 2010: The Industry Conference during the Hall of Champions Dinner and Live Auction on Monday, February 1 at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Disney’s Endurance series is adding a half-marathon to its list of already popular race weekends. The inaugural Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is set to take place on Saturday and Sunday Oct 1-2, 2010, culminating with a 13.1-mile nighttime race and after-hours party inside the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.