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Friday, 03 October 2014 14:44

Talented Field, New Course for Healdsburg Half

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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.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 16:26

Zappos 1/2 of the Half Sold Out

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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?

Monday, 19 May 2014 19:48

A “titanic clash” on tap in San Diego

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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.

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.

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