Melissa Hernandez of Oxnard wins her first half marathon ever; More than 30,000 runners take part in women-focused weekend of events centered on health, fitness and active lifestyles - ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 19, 2014) — With the help of a little pixie dust, Melissa Hernandez won her first-ever half marathon Sunday, flying away from the field to win the Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.
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.
February 27, 2014 (Oakland, CA)-- Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) and Thunderbay announced the apparel provider will serve as the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Northern California 10 Miler series. The remaining legs of the three-event series include Novato on May 25th and Sunnyvale on August 17th.
Four-time Olympian headlines elite field at ‘World’s Fastest 5K’ on Sunday, March 30 - CARLSBAD, Calif. – If you’re looking for a record-breaking performance, then Bernard Lagat is your man and the Carlsbad 5000 is your race.
Event leads off the Bay Area Based “Run the Bay Challenge” Series - The San Jose 408k “Race to the Row” will host its 3rd annual event benefiting the Pat Tillman Foundation. The 2014 event expects to attract over 5,000 runners to tackle the 8k distance in celebration of the 408 area code. Starting at the SAP Center, runners cruise on this point-to-point course down the Alameda, through the Rose Garden and into the Santana Row finish festival. Represent Running expects the largest field in the event’s history, numerous new partners, and some added entertainment elements to this already popular San Jose event.
February 7, 2014 (Oakland, CA) -- Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today Bank of the West will serve as the official bank of the Oakland Running Festival (ORF) and title sponsor for the event’s 5K distance for three years. The fifth annual Oakland Running Festival takes place on March 23rd and features four other races: marathon, half marathon, four-person team relay, and a kids’ fun run. The event has sold out each of the first four years.
San Jose, Calif. — November 19, 2013 — After an anticipated 28,000 recreational runners burn off pre-holiday-dinner calories at the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” on Thanksgiving Day in downtown San Jose, more than 60 elite runners will compete in one of the fastest and most competitive 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) races in the world. Elite athletes representing five countries will toe the starting line including a half dozen current and former Olympians, 10 women with 5K personal bests under 15:30 (5-minutes per mile pace), and nine men with personal bests under 13:45 (4:26 per mile pace).
5K Participants will get to “Chase The Pig” for Awards and BBQ - SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ, one of the most popular and long-standing restaurants in San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach and Chico, CA, has signed on as the Presenting Sponsor of the SLO Marathon 5K race. The new “Chase the Pig 5K” presented by Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 during the San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half Marathon weekend. Race organizers expect more than 1000 participants for the 2014 race.