Destination Races’ Flagship Event Resonates with Competitive and Casual Runners - Sonoma, CA (July 7, 2017) – The race to the finish in the 14th running of the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon on Sunday, July 16th promises to be one of the fastest, and widely represented, in its history. Destination Races today announced a competitive elite field headlined by Matt Llano, Jeffrey Eggleston, Jane Kibii, and Sergio Reyes. Over 4,500 athletes in total from all 50 states and 27 foreign countries signed up for this bucket-list race which sold out in less than an hour. The event, produced by Destination Races and presented by HomeAway.com, also features the Cornerstone Sonoma Expo and race dinner on Saturday, July 15th and the GunBunFunRun 5K which starts at Gundlach Bundschu winery and then follows the same route as the half marathon into Sonoma Plaza on race day.
$30,000 prize purse presented by GNC Live Well; 3rd stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017 - (PITTSBURGH) - The 6th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on Friday, July 28 will host its deepest field to-date with eight sub-4 minute men’s milers and nine sub-4:30 minute women’s milers expected to compete for the $30,000 prize purse in the City of Champions. The star-studded line-up includes 4-time race champion Heather Kampf and 2016 U.S. Olympian and defending champion Ben Blankenship.
Heather Kampf to Compete at Pittsburgh Liberty Mile July 28 - Wins Ryan Shay Mile July 22; Kevin Lewis, Danny Docherty at USA 7 Mile Championships at Bix in Iowa on July 29Written by Super User
Minneapolis/St. Paul – July 25, 2017 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf will compete at the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh on July 28, while Kevin Lewis and Danny Docherty head to Davenport, Iowa, to run in the USA Track & Field 7 Mile Road Championships hosted by the Quad-City Times Bix 7 on July 29.
New York, July 25, 2017 – In partnership with New York Road Runners and USA Track & Field, NBC Sports Group will broadcast the 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile live on NBC at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 10.
Maine Native Ben True and Mary Keitany of Kenya Returning to Defend Crowns at Special 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road RaceWritten by Super User
Stellar elite field also includes Americans Shalane Flanagan and Jordan Hasay, two-time Olympic gold medalist Meseret Defar, and past champs Wude Ayalew, Joyce Chepkurui and Stephen Kosgei Kibet - CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (July 20, 2017) – The special 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Aug. 5 will feature both returning champs – Maine native Ben True, who last year became the first American to win the iconic summer road race, and Kenya’s Mary Keitany, who shattered the course record in 2016.
The race drew runners from 49 states and 26 foreign countries to this iconic wine region for an elevated wine country weekend experience but for the elite field it was a competitive race that tested the athletes in warm temperatures - SONOMA, CA (July 16, 2017) – Lane Werley and Jane Kiibii won the 14th running of the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon on Sunday, July 16. The race drew runners from 49 states and 26 foreign countries to this iconic wine region for an elevated wine country weekend experience but for the elite field it was a competitive race that tested the athletes in warm temperatures.
Tyler Pence takes men’s title; Daniel Dolney & Michelle Kim win 10K races; Comedian Danny Pudi takes part in race; Greg Heilers finishes 100th Rock ‘n’ Roll event; Dirty Dozen Brass Band rocked the finish line festival for runners and spectators - CHICAGO, IL – July 16, 2017 – Defending champion Neely Spence Gracey returned to the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon reclaiming her title in 1:13:13 and finishing in 6th place overall. She finished more than four minutes ahead of the next woman Julia Kohnen who crossed in 1:17:37. Jamie Vest took third in 1:17 37.
It’s been two years since the running of the Salinas Valley Half Marathon, a scenic 13.1-mile run through the vineyards and rich agricultural lands of ‘Steinbeck country.’
Leonard Korir, Aliphine Tuliamuk win USA title and a spot on the Peachtree Cup - ATLANTA – July 4, 2017 – There was no reprieve from Atlanta’s summertime heat and humidity for runners and walkers at the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Participants of the world’s largest 10K kicked off their Independence Day celebrations in typical July conditions for Atlanta.
Marielle Hall, Chris Derrick added to star-studded start list at 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race - ATLANTA – June 29, 2017 – A 2016 Olympian and a three-time U.S. cross country champion are joining the field at the USATF 10 km Championships at the AJC Peachtree Road Race on the Fourth of July in Atlanta.
Daniel Chebii retains title while Joan Chelimo earns first Boston win at 2017 B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s HospitalWritten by BAA
BOSTON (25-June) - On a picture-perfect summer morning for racing through downtown Boston, Kenya’s Daniel Chebii and Joan Chelimo ran to victories at the seventh annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Chebii retained his title with a time of 27:58, while Chelimo earned her first win in Boston in 31:24. A total of 8,135 participants completed this year’s race, which started and finished at Boston Common.
Tibebu Proctor, Jennifer Bergman claim half marathon victories; Blake Hilty and Shelby Mills won the men’s and women’s marathon, respectively; Race weekend debuted a brand new stadium to stadium course - SEATTLE – June 18, 2017 – For Tibebu Proctor, life is good. Last week, the 18-year-old everyone calls Tibs graduated from high school. Then this week, he won the Alaska Airlines Rock ’n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon.
Top male and female at AJC Peachtree Road Race will earn spots on the Peachtree Cup trophy - ATLANTA – June 15, 2017 -- The present and future of American road racing will lead a field of 60,000 participants at the AJC Peachtree Road Race on the Fourth of July in Atlanta. Atlanta Track Club announced the elite field today for the world’s largest 10K which this year serves as the USATF 10km Championships.
Kenyan Mary Keitany sandwiched a 31:20 win at the NYRR New York Mini 10K in between her record-setting London marathon last spring and her upcoming title defense at the NYC Marathon later this year. "The race for me was just fantastic," Keitany told RunBlogRun after finishing the 10K some 48 seconds ahead of former champion Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia on Saturday. "I have won, and I won here in 2015, so it was good for me to come and repeat here. So I'm happy, and again, I'm very excited since I'm coming to New York in November for the full marathon."