9th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon takes over the Bay Area this weekend; Aaron Braun to race first half-marathon since runner-up finish in a U.S. Championships; Lauren Kleppin, Renee Metivier Baillie and Kellyn Johnson headline women’s elite race; Large group of Americans seeking to qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials - San Jose, CA – October 2, 2014 – Some of the biggest names in American distance running will take to the roads of Silicon Valley this weekend for the 9th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon.
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.
Second edition event to take place prior to start of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon; Nighttime running festival returns to the Las Vegas Strip on November 14-16, 2014; Marathon & ½ marathon registration tracking on pace to reach capacity soon - LAS VEGAS – It’s ½ of the half-marathon fun and the shorter run has proven to be even more popular in its second year, as the 2014 Zappos.com ½ of the Half has reached capacity with 3,000 entrants. The 6.5-mile event takes place on the Las Vegas Strip in conjunction with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas weekend on November 14-16, 2014.
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.
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.
Richmond, CA (June 2, 2014) – HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE : DECK), is pleased to announce the revival of the High School 2-mile Postal competition this Fall. In order to further support the growth of American distance running, HOKA ONE ONE will introduce competitions for high school cross country teams across the nation. Both regional and national champions will be crowned.
U.S. record holder Ryan Hall, Tokyo Marathon champion Dickson Chumba lead men's field; Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo headlines women’s race - SAN DIEGO - A year ago, Bernard Koech of Kenya ran the fastest half-marathon time in the world for 2013 at the Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon. Can that feat be accomplished again this year?
Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo goes head-to-head with London Marathon winner Edna Kiplagat at the San Diego Half-Marathon next month - The Suja Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half-Marathon will feature a mouthwatering head-to-head match-up pitting this year’s Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo against reigning London Marathon champion Edna Kiplagat on 1 June.
Running events on Boston Marathon® weekend begin Saturday morning, April 19, with $39,900 (USD) prize purse at stake.Written by Super User
BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced an elite field of Olympic Games and IAAF World Championships medalists and returning champions for the 2014 B.A.A. 5K, to be held on Saturday, April 19, two days prior to the 2014 Boston Marathon®. The 2014 B.A.A. 5K will have a field size of 10,000 entrants and will start and finish at Boston Common. The race is sold out. A prize purse of $39,900 (USD) will be awarded equally to the top male and female finishers. In addition, professional runners are eligible for a $5,000 (USD) bonus for event record times established at the B.A.A. 5K. Bonus incentives will also be available for professional runners for multiple top finishes at B.A.A. events in 2014.
Bernard Lagat finishes second in 13:19, breaking American 5K road record; Gebremeskel becomes first 4-time champion in history of the “World’s Fastest 5K" - CARLSBAD, Calif. – (March 30, 2014) – Racing against 39-year-old multiple Olympic medalist and four-time world champion Bernard Lagat at the 29th Carlsbad 5000, 24-year-old Dejen Gebremeskel (right, courtesy PhotoRun) of Ethiopia knew he had to use experience to his advantage on Sunday morning.
Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com - The 2014 IAAF AL World Half Marathon Championships was a huge success today. For the Danish Athletic Federation, they sponsored the largest running event EVER in Denmark, with 30,000 runners in the half marathon, and 202 elite runners in their first World Championships of Athletics in Denmark. For the IAAF, their "bold experiment" should be de rigeur for all of their athletics events: a peoples' race and road championships could be part of every and any championships.
VIP packages still available for popular Santa Ynez Valley race held on Mother's Day weekend - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by Newton Running, is now sold out, announced the event producer Destination Races (www.destinationraces.com/
Kastor wins women’s race in 1:11:57, sets new course record and earns two Masters records, Kenyan Julius Kiptoo wins men’s half marathon; New prize structure focuses on Dallas Metro - DALLAS, Texas – March 23, 2014 – Thousands gathered today for the 5th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon. The chilly 13.1-mile race started downtown near City Hall and finished at Fair Park. Olympic Marathon bronze medalist Deena Kastor, not only broke a new course record (1:11:57), but also set two U.S. Masters records for the 10 mile (55:13) and 20K (1:08:18). Julius Kiptoo took first place in the men’s half-marathon, crossing the finish line in 1:06:02—just two seconds faster than second place finisher Colby Lowe, from Southlake, TX.
29th running of the ‘World’s Fastest 5K’ on March 30 to include U.S.-only prize money for the first time ever; New event schedule to combine 30-39 age group races and separate start times for men’s and women’s elite invitational - CARLSBAD, Calif. – March 18, 2014 – Dejen Gebremeskel (right) will attempt to make history at the Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday, March 30 by winning for the fourth consecutive time. However, Bernard Lagat, his old nemesis - literally and figuratively- will try to block his historic attempt.