December 9, 2008 from press release (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) With virtually every aspect of the U.S. economy reeling, it figures that an expensive participant sport fueled by discretionary income would feel the pinch. That's not the case, at least not yet, according to an informal survey of race directors across the country.
December 9, 2008 from Washington Running Report (DC) Only 12,000 participants are allowed to finish the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, so pre-race competition to secure a spot on the starting line will be intense when online registration opens at 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 16, 2008. Last year's event filled in just four hours.
December 9, 2008 from RunOhio For the first time in NHL history the Columbus Blue Jackets will be hosting a 1 Mile Race inside Nationwide Arena. Participants are welcome to run, jog or walk. The race is open to all ages.
December 8, 2008 from press release (Ka'a'awa, HI) Max King, 28, from Bend, OR and Cynthia Anderson, 25, from Kailua, HI won the inaugural XTERRA Trail Running World Championship half-marathon at Kualoa Ranch this weekend. More than 800 runners from 32 states and eight countries participated in the 5, 10, and 21km events.
December 7, 2008 from press release (Walnut, CA) Jordan Hasay of Arroyo Grande, CA, and Chris Schwartz of Bakersfield, CA, won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCC) West Regional at Mount San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, Calif., today. Hasay won the West Regional for the fourth consecutive year becoming the first Foot Locker Cross Country athlete to achieve this feat. Runners enjoyed good race conditions, with sunny skies and a temperature of 65 degrees.
December 7, 2008 from press release (Singapore) World champion Luke Kibet put a bad year behind him in winning the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon on Sunday morning, taking close to a minute and a half off the course record, with 2.13.01.
December 5, 2008 The Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) will be webcast live this Saturday (Dec 6) from Portland, OR. You can check out the race here! The race Schedule/Time: 8:30 am Girls Open / 9 am Boys Open / 10:30am Girls Championship / 12 noon Boys --- Pacific Time. Photo: Toni Reavis and Rich Gonzalez give you the lowdown!
December 5, 2008 from press release (Hawaii) This Sunday more than 700 runners are signed up to take on Mother Nature in one of the most scenic and challenging trail runs to ever be produced at the inaugural XTERRA Trail Running World Championship (http://www.xterraplanet.com/xduro/championship.html) at Kualoa Ranch on the northeastern side of Oahu in the Hawaiian c
December 4, 2008 from press release (ST. PAUL, MN) The Best of the U.S. Amateur Triathlete Competition management announced that its 2009 Championship Race will be hosted September 27 by Orange County International Triathlon, at Lake Mission Viejo, California [octri.com].
December 4, 2008 from Running USA wire (LONDON) Paula Radcliffe [file photo] will bid to win her fourth Flora London Marathon on April 26, 2009 against one of the strongest fields she's ever faced.
December 1, 2008 from footlockercc.com - Midwest Regional in Kenosha, WI and overall winners Megan Goethals MI and Jakub Zivek MN; South Regional in Charlotte, NC and overall winners Kathy Kroeger TN and Bill Matthews TN; Northeast Regional in Bronx, NY and overall winners Emily Jones MA and Solomon Haile MD.
December 1, 2008 from www.runblogrun.com by Larry EderThis weekend, there were several Nike NXN regional meets, plus Foot Locker Regional meets across the US. There were also nearly one thousand road races, big and small, across the U.S. I want you to consider for a moment, who pays for all of these?
Green, Herbst-Lucke, Leach and King All Claim Victories at The Weather Channel Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon
December 1, 2008 from Tracy Lott / Running USA wire (ATLANTA GA) Michael Green , 32, of Troy, AL, was the first runner to cross the finish line of 2008's The Weather Channel Atlanta Half Marathon with an official gun time of 1:07:23 seconds on Thursday. Green and runner-up Andrew Fuller of Rome GA battled through the 11th mile of the race before Green pulled ahead to victory.
November 26, 2008 from USATF press release (Indianapolis, IN) The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2008 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Ultra Runners of the Year, and Contributor of the Year. The following individuals will be recognized at the USATF National Convention in Reno, NV, on Saturday, December 6 at an awards breakfast.
November 26, 2008 from press release (Houston TX) Through its pledge to support people and organizations that make running matter, the Houston Marathon Foundation is enabling children and elite athletes alike to pursue their running goals.
November 25, 2008 from USATF press release -- 2008 Olympian Galen Rupp (Portland, OR) out-dueled Samuel Chelanga of Liberty University to win his first NCAA individual title Monday at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, IN. Running the 10K course in 29:04, Rupp lead the University of Oregon to their second consecutive team title at the meet. [Ed note: check out Running Network TV for additional coverage)
November 25, 2008 from press release (Arlington, VA) In 2007 the Road Runners Club of America established the Kids Run the Nation® Fund to provide needed resources to youth running programs around the country as an opportunity to address the growing obesity epidemic with today’s youth.
November 24, 2008 from press release (MILAN) Duncan Kibet and Anna Incerti are the winners of the 9th Samsung Milan City Marathon. The 30-year-old Kenyan broke the course record, finishing 2:07:53 on the impressive Piazza Castello in the centre of the city. Elias Chelimo and Leonard Mucheru took second and third with 2:08:39 and 2:10:05.
November 24, 2008 from www.ironman.com (Tempe AZ) In a day that saw a number or records broken, Andreas Raelert won his Ironman debut in impressive style and a time of 8:14:16. He was followed by Chris Lieto, from Danville, CA in 8:19:25 and Jordan Rapp from Scarborogh, NY in 8:19:45.
November 21, 2008 from Colorado Runner (UT) The inaugural Ultimate XC races were a huge success. Filling to capacity is not an easy thing for a first year event to do, but that is exactly what happened as 250 brave souls toed the line for this 10M, 20M and 50K trail race in the desert outside Moab, UT.