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Tuesday, 05 April 2016 18:29

Image Gallery: 2016 Carlsbad 5K

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Image Gallery: 2016 Carlsbad 5K

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 18:27

Image Gallery: 2016 San Fransico Rock n Roll Half

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Image Gallery: 2016 San Fransico Rock n Roll Half

Jonathan Varela Obando of Costa Rica and Alisa MacDonald of Canada were victorious - SAN FRANCISCO (April 3, 2016) – An ideal day for running with fog-shrouded skies and temperatures in the low-50s greeted more than 9,000 participants at this morning’s Transamerica Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco. Jonathan Varela Obando of Costa Rica and Alisa MacDonald of Canada were the top finishers, breaking the tape in 1 hour, 14 minutes and 14 seconds, and 1:22:14, respectively.

For most of the past four decades, I have been watching track meets, cross country races and road races. For most of the first decade, I actually ran in them. Then, for much of the next decade, I coached athletes who ran in them. For the past two decades, I have written about them. I have to admit that I still get excited to going to meets and races, as I enjoy the competitions at all levels. It is all about the competition.

Friday, 25 March 2016 16:46

Big Sur Marathon Offers New Race Series

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From crashing waves to verdant vineyards, a new race series has come to Monterey County. "Wave to Wine" is a three race challenge selected from the Big Sur Marathon organizations's family of events. 
 
Special Waves to Wine Challenge medals will be presented to all those who finish both the newly-acquired Salinas Valley Half Marathon on August 6 and the Half Marathon on Monterey Bay on November 13, and either one of the April Big Sur Marathon events (9-Miler distance or greater), or the Run in the Name of Love 5K race held on Father’s Day, June 19.
 
“We feel our four events are some of the most beautiful in the country,” said Doug Thurston, Executive Director of the Big Sur Marathon organization.  “More and more runners like the extra challenge, rewards and bragging rights of completing a race series.”
 
Runners who complete all three races will receive a special Waves to Wine medallion and be entered into a drawing for prizes from key Big Sur sponsors ASICS, GU, DOLE, Gatorade, Marathon Foto and others. These will be presented at the final series event, the Half Marathon on Monterey Bay on November 13. In addition, performance awards will go the top three male and female finishers with the fastest average age-graded times for all the races they finish.
 
There is no extra fee or registration required to be part of the Waves to Wine Challenge. Simply finishing the series events makes one eligible for the extra bling and entry into drawings for other prices. During online registration for each race, runners can indicate they’re taking part in the Challenge and the Big Sur events registrar will keep track of eligible finishers throughout the year.
 
For more information on the Waves to Wine Challenge visit http://www.bsim.org.

SAN DIEGO (March 13, 2016) – Sean Barrett won the 5th annual San Diego Half Marathon topping the men’s leaderboard with a time of 1:09:39 and Bonnie Keating leading the women’s board with a time of 1:19:28. A complete list of winners, including Relay, 5K and Handcycle Half, can be found here

San Jose, Calif. -- 3/1/16 – The San Jose 408k “Race to the Row” Benefitting the Pat Tillman Foundation celebrates its 5th annual running this Sunday, March 6th.  From start to finish, the 8k run/walk has quickly become the most authentically local running events in the area.

(PHOTO:Second Star Wars Half Marathon victory for Arciniaga; Fellow Olympics hopeful Annie Bersagel is female winner; Event was first of four runDisney events at Disneyland Resort this year; More than 30,000 runners started races during the four-day event weekend )  - (Jan. 17, 2016) The Force is strong with Nick Arciniaga, 32, once again as he repeats as the winner in the Star Wars Half Marathon presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation at Disneyland Resort Sunday. After winning the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon in 2015, the Fountain Valley, Calif., native followed up with second straight victory in a record-setting time of 1:05:49.

7th edition set for Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 on America’s Riviera at The World’s Most Beautiful Finish Line; register today at sbmarathon.com - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (November 19, 2015) – The Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon 2015 was held on a spectacular fall Saturday morning, November 7, and at the 6th edition on America’s Riviera, 2,500-plus runners in the Half Marathon or Half Marathon Relay started for the first time on the beautiful UC-Santa Barbara campus and ran on closed Ward Memorial Route 217 with incredible ocean and mountain views before heading toward “The World’s Most Beautiful Finish Line” on Santa Barbara’s world famous waterfront. The annual community event is the largest running event in Santa Barbara.

Under “Villain Free Skies,” Manuel Lemus wins his first-ever US marathon; Alex de la Huerta defends her title as the top female finisher - ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2015) – Pedro Manuel Lemus Reyes of Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico, won this year’s Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon on Sunday, blazing through a field of more than 13,500 registered runners, Manuel smashed last year’s half-marathon time by over three minutes.