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April 14-15, 2018 Running Festival in downtown San Jose to support the Silicon Valley Education Foundation; best-in-class finisher’s swag; Series registration opens on Tuesday 10/17.
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. – (October 12, 2017) – San Francisco Bay Area event organizers, Represent Running, has announced the inaugural 2018 Silicon Valley Half (SV Half) on April 14-15 to be held in the Capital of Silicon Valley and in support of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF). The weekend long running festival will feature a Half Marathon, 10K and 5K as well as a post-race party celebrating Silicon Valley artists, music, food trucks, craft beer and wine. Half finishers will also receive sweet finisher’s swag including a medal, quarter zip tech shirt and a first of its kind “Runner’s Bag.”
 
“The entire Represent Running team grew up in the Bay Area and it has been our dream to create Silicon Valley’s signature sporting event,” said J.T. Service, Founder of Represent Running. “Silicon Valley dreams big, so for this event, we also believe that dreaming big should start at a young age. By partnering with SVEF as our official charity, each participant will know that they are supporting the educational success of all students in Silicon Valley.”
 
“Everyone at SVEF is so excited to be partnering with Represent Running for the Silicon Valley Half! San Jose is overdue for a great local event like this...especially one where our school district partners can get students and staff involved in something fun, that also promotes health and wellness” commented Manny Barbara, SVEF Interim CEO and Vice President, Advocacy and Thought Leadership.
 
Registration for the entire Represent Running Series including the San Jose 408k, Across the Bay 12k and East Bay 510k will open on Tuesday, October 17th at 10:00am at www.run408k.com
 
Interested participants can also join the mailing list now at www.svhalfmarathon.com for the opportunity to be the first athletes to register online at an exclusive founder’s rate pricing on Tuesday, October 24th.
 
For more information on participating, partnering or sponsoring the event visit: www.representrunning.com
 
ABOUT REPRESENT RUNNING
Since 2012, Represent Running has brought locally produced events to the San Francisco Bay Area celebrating its runners, artists, and the unique diversity of each region. Its annual Series of events includes the San Jose 408K Race to the Row (March), Silicon Valley Half (April), Across the Bay 12K & 415K (July) and The East Bay 510K (September). For more information, visit RepresentRunning.com.
 
ABOUT SILICON VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Silicon Valley Education Foundation is a nonprofit resource and advocate for students and educators. SVEF drive scholastic achievement in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by combining resources and partnerships to provide innovative academic programs. SVEF is a catalyst for policy solutions in public education. For more information, visit svef.com.
 
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Monday, 09 October 2017 19:27

Kenyans Sweep 2017 B.A.A. Half Marathon

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Daniel Salel earns three-peat, while Joan Chelimo runs away with title at 17th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. - Boston, MA -- Kenyans Daniel Salel and Joan Chelimo swept the top spots at today’s 17th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Salel completed the three-peat, running away from a large lead pack in the final two miles before breaking the tape in 1:04:31. Calling Boston her lucky city, Chelimo returned to the Bay State and earned a commanding victory in 1:10:31.

George Byron Alex takes first place in men’s race; 3-time Super Bowl Champion Roger Craig runs on behalf of ALS Association; Ron and Susan Carino finished their 100th Rock ‘n’ Roll Race hand-in-hand - SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 8) – The fastest half marathon in California lived up to its speedy reputation on Sunday at the 12th edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon. Canada’s Sasha Gollish was the first woman to break the tape in the center of Silicon Valley. The 35-year-old’s victory, under sunny skies, was clear-cut with Gollish running one hour, 12 minutes and 57 seconds for the 13.1-mile distance. Gollish’s finishing time equated to an average of 5:33 per mile.

Monday, 09 October 2017 19:09

Image Gallery: 2017 B.A.A. Half Marathon

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Monday, 09 October 2017 18:47

Image Gallery: 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose

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(photo: USATF) -MINNEAPOLIS – A furious dash to the finish, saw both Shadrack Kipchirchir and Sara Hall hold off their competition, as the two charged to the tape in victorious fashion Sunday morning at the USATF 10 Mile Championships in the Twin Cities.

Eliud Kipchoge confirmed his position as the world’s strongest marathon runner by taking a dramatic win in the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. The Kenyan clocked a world leading time of 2:03:32, but in difficult weather conditions with rain and high humidity the world record set by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto in Berlin in 2014 with 2:02:57 was out of reach in the final part of the race. While top stars Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia and Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang did not manage to finish a debutant caused a major surprise: Guye Adola of Ethiopia was leading the race until close to the 40 k mark, when Olympic Champion Kipchoge came from behind and then surged ahead. Adola clocked 2:03:46 for second place, which is the fastest debut ever recorded on a record eligible course. Fellow-Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew took third place in 2:06:12. For the second time after 2015 Gladys Cherono took Germany’s most spectacular running event. The Kenyan clocked a world-class time of 2:20:23 after suffering in the final stages. Ruti Aga of Ethiopia was second in 2:20:41, while Kenya’s Valary Aiyabei took third with 2:20:53.

Monday, 18 September 2017 14:45

Mo Farah wins fourth Great North Run in 60:06

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By Stuart Weir
It was business as usual at the Great North Run men's half marathon with Mo Farah winning for the fourth time in a row in a time of 1:00:06. Having covered Mo Farah's last track race - 3 times (last World Championship, last track race in Britain and last-ever track race), I was at the Great North Run, I suppose, to record Mo’s first race as an ex-track runner.
 
It was not his easiest victory. Jake Robertson (New Zealand) who was second in 1:00:12, lead Mo until the last few hundred yards when Mo raced clear. Mo later admitted that with 3–4 miles to go he was hanging on.
 
Farah said afterwards: “It was an amazing race. Jake pushed the pace on and tried to get rid of me. He almost got rid of me—I wasn't going to tell him that—but he almost got rid of me with three miles to go, because I was hurting. It was a great race today. I really enjoyed it. I just had to dig deep.

Second edition hosted by HomeFed and PG&E drew more than 1,000 runners and featured four challenging trail run courses – 50 mile ultra, marathon, half-marathon and 5 mile – at pristine, private Wild Cherry Canyon in Avila Beach; post-event Race SLO Dirt Festival celebrated with live bluegrass music, beverages, food & fun; event beneficiary The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County - AVILA BEACH, Calif. – (September 9, 2017) – On Saturday under cool, overcast morning weather and later sunny, warm conditions at private, pristine Wild Cherry Canyon, Franz van der Groen, 33, San Rafael, CA, 7:12:04 and Michele Van Ornum, 48, Fresno, CA won the 2nd SLO Ultra 50 Mile in 7 hours, 12 minutes, 4 seconds and 9:27:22, respectively. For Van Ornum, the victory was also her debut for the distance.

Monday, 11 September 2017 19:47

Simpson, Willis Lead Fast Day on 5th Avenue

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The 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile featured more than 7,500 runners streaming down the east side of Central Park, the largest field in the event's 37-year history. With the biggest field to date, the race's professional athletes provided historic performances to match, with Jenny Simpson extending her record for most wins in event history to six, and Nick Willis tying the men's record with his fourth win.