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Thursday, 25 September 2014 16:25


IRVINE, Calif., September 16, 2014 – 361°, a leading Chinese athletic brand, is pleased to announce its expansion into the United States with 361° USA. The North American division of the second largest athletic brand in China will debut with a variety of athletic and lifestyle footwear and apparel for men and women, which will be available in select retailers this winter, with a full collection following in Spring 2015.

Key sponsors also join in to kick off new event - The inaugural Monterey Beach SportsFest, set for October 4-5 in Monterey, CA, is a festive mix of competitive and non-competitive ocean and beach activities that has lured some top athletes to compete in the events.

The sold-out field of runners celebrated their achievements at the popular post-race Wine + Music Festival, where runners sampled local food and wine from over twenty wineries - WILLIAMETTE VALLEY, Ore. - Runners from near and far participated in the fifth running of the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon presented by Newton Running and produced by Destination Races on Sunday, Aug. 31.  Two Oregon runners took home top honors as Dan Kremske of Eugene topped the men’s field and broke the course record in 1 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds, and Eva Vail of Portland won the women’s race in 1:19:54.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Festival in Las Vegas set for November 14-16 on the Strip at Night - LAS VEGAS – Guaranteed to be one of the biggest weekends in running this year, pop-culture icon Snoop Dogg will headline the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Festival in Las Vegas on November 14-16, 2014. The global superstar will perform on Sunday during the pre-race concert at 3:00pm, prior to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America taking over the Las Vegas Strip at Night.

Event impact since inception in 2012 totals $8.49 million, and over $1.3 million has been raised for charity - SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The 2014 San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K presented by Left Lane Sports created a county wide $3.28 million economic impact, bringing a three year total impact of $8.49 million for the local community since its inception.

Big Sur Marathon organization’s annual fall race offers U.S. and Olympic qualifying bonuses -  Already offering the largest prize money purse for a half marathon in the Western United States, the November 16 Half Marathon on Monterey Bay is now increasing the ante.  The top three male and female U.S. runners finishing the race, and all Americans who qualify for the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials will be awarded a cash bonus.

Relay Registration Opens August 1 - The scenic Big Sur Marathon course offers a variety of distances including the marathon relay, a popular event with teams of family and friends due to its shorter distances.  For 2015, the relay will feature four-person teams, down from five in the past, with leg distances of 4.8, 5.0, 7.2 and 9.2 miles.  In addition, the relay will be limited to 200 total teams. Registration will open August 1.

Local native Hall broke the existing 3-year course record by over 2 minutes, Lauren Fleshman runs to second place finish - SONOMA, Calif. (July 20, 2014) - Tesfaye Alemayehu and Sara Hall won the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon presented by Newton.  An estimated 9,000 people attended the race and post-race festivities in downtown Sonoma.  Produced by Destination Races of Sonoma, Napa-to-Sonoma is the flagship event in the Wine Country Half Marathon Series.

Monday, 21 July 2014 18:08

Molly Huddle sets AR of 14:42.64!

Molly Huddle was here for one reason, setting the American record once again, and putting it out of reach for awhile. During most of the race, she had the company of Shannon Rowbury who followed her every move, as she had in Sacramento. 

Race Debuts with First Year Pricing for 4th Annual Edition - SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – The San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5Kpresented by has launched registration for 2015, offering first year pricing of $110 for the marathon and $85 for the half marathon. The 4th annual event will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2015