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.
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.
Course record to be challenged by seven male athletes posting times under 1:03;Asics athlete and 2011 NYC Marathon first American female, Molly Pritz, leads an impressive field of half marathon competitors - Monterey, CA – Thirty-five of the nation’s top half marathon runners comprise the fastest-ever field to compete in the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay, Sunday morning, November 17. Seven of the male athletes posting times under 1:03 are poised to set a new course record in this year’s 11th presentation.
Santa Rosa native Sara Bei Hall breaks course record in half-marathon debut - HEALDSBURG, Calif. - (October 26, 2013) – Michael Nicks of Portland, Ore. and Sara Bei Hall (right) of Redding, Calif. won the 6th Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon on Saturday, October 26. Produced by Destination Races of Sonoma, (www.destinationraces.com/runhb), the sold-out wine harvest and Halloween themed race hosted 2,500 runners from 47 states and 8 foreign countries. The 13.1-mile race ran through the beautiful Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys on a picture perfect day.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, October 27, 2013- "Beating the guys today was pretty awesome," said Idaho's Bradi Hutchison, a surprising and runaway winner in the Surf City 10K presented by McKenna VW . "But, it was nothing like the challenge of dodging charging moose while training in the remote mountains surrounding Pocatello."
October 19th 10k will finish on the horse track at Golden Gate Fields - BERKELEY, CA.-- Represent Running™ and Brazen Racing™ has formed a unique partnership to celebrate the eclectic East Bay 510 area code. Together, the two companies are co-producing the inaugural Let’s Go 510! - The East Bay’s 10k run and 510Kids Race on October 19th in Berkeley, CA. The 10k race starts and finishes at Berkeley’s own Golden Gate Fields, the only major horse track in Northern California. The course will take runners away from the stadium along the eastern shores of the San Francisco Bay before returning them back to finish inside Golden Gate Fields on the home stretch of the horse track.
Race welcomes largest field in its 8-year history with 16,000 entrants - SAN JOSE, Calif. — Four weeks out from the ING New York City Marathon, Ryan Vail was looking for a good sign. He got exactly what he was looking for on Sunday morning at the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon.
Limited half-marathon spots available through charity and travel groups; registration still available for Tinker Bell 10K, Never Land 5K and more - ANAHEIM, Calif. - Further underscoring the massive popularity of runDisney events, especially on the West Coast, the Tinker Bell Half Marathon sold out less than two days after it opened for general registration.