Back-to-back victories mark the first time ever for a consecutive repeat winner in the 12 year history of the race - Monterey, CA -- History repeated itself at today’s 12th Presentation of the Half Marathon on Monterey Bay. The 2013 winner and runner up, Jacob Chemtai and Nelson Oyugi , took the one-two spots again at this year’s scenic race along the Monterey Bay. Both male runners, members of the AmericaKenyan Running Club based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, welcomed female teammate Sarah Kiptoo as the women’s champion.
The Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon is the flagship event in the seven-race series, and has been selling out since 2009 -SONOMA, Calif. – A record number of people attempted to register for the 2015 Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by Newton Running, when registration opened on Friday, November 7th. With nearly three times as many people trying to register as had ever before, many experienced a delay during the payment process, and others weren’t able to register at all.
2013 Champion, Jacob Chemtai, returning to defend title; Guor Marial, the “Man Without a Country,” also competing - MONTEREY, Calif. - Organizers of the Half Marathon on Monterey Bay have upped the ante to draw some of the country’s fastest half marathoners. A $20,000 prize purse is being awarded to the top eight male and female runners along with bonuses for the top three American runners. The race, to be held on Sunday, November 16 in Monterey, CA, also offers a new $500 bonus to any runner who qualifies for the US Olympic Marathon Trials with a time of sub-1:05 for men and sub-1:15 for women.
Rainy weather and new, tougher course don't deter 2,400 runners, wine and costumes abound - HEALDSBURG, Calif. (Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014)- Sergio Reyes of Palmdale, Calif. and repeat winner Sara Hall of Flagstaff, Ariz. won the 7th edition Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon on Saturday, October 25. Sponsored by Newton Running and produced by Destination Races of Sonoma, the wine harvest and Halloween themed race hosted 2,400 runners from 40 states and 6 foreign countries. This late October run passed 25 wineries - two with wine stops - and featured a costume contest for runners at the post-race Wine & Music Festival. A much-needed fall rainstorm sporadically showered the runners on the new, tougher course, which didn’t seem to negatively effect the winners.
SO. CAL COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO SUPPORT HOMELESS YOUTH OF HOLLYWOOD AT RUN HARD ROCK 5K ON NOVEMBER 8Written by Super User
Registration still open for Run Hard Rock Cafe 5k - LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2014—The So. Cal community is gearing up for Hard Rock Cafe’s 2nd annual Run Hard Rock Cafe 5K—the only 5K to shut down Hollywood Boulevard—on Saturday, November 8 to benefit My Friend’s Place, a local nonprofit dedicated to assisting and inspiring homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.
Seven American athletes qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials; Event weekend welcomed more than 16,000 entrants in its 9th year - SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 5, 2014) - It was a warm morning in San Jose and Aaron Braun knew he had some competition out there. He came out ready to go and looking for the win.
Behind the strength of a strong surge into the lead just past the 11-mile mark, Braun, a 27-year-old from Alamos, Calif., ran in a close pack of five breaking down to two at mile 9. Braun’s tactics resulted in a strong lead to the finish line, crossing the tape in 1 hour, 2 minutes and 56 seconds.
This year’s guest speaker and runner is ultra-marathoner and author Dean Karnazes. Dean just returned from his recent trip to Greece where he ran in the Spartathlon, a 153-mile journey from Athens to Sparta - HEALDSBURG, Calif. - The Wine Country Half Marathon Series, sponsored by Newton Running and produced by Destination Races, makes its next stop in Sonoma County on Saturday, October 25, 2014. This late October run basks in the glow of orange, red and yellow leaves, passes 25 wineries- two with wine stops- and features a costume contest for runners at the post-race Wine & Music Festival.
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?