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.
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."
Keitany has now won her last five consecutive New York Road Runners races and will return on November 5 to go for her fourth consecutive TCS New York City Marathon titleWritten by NYRRC
NEW YORK (June 10, 2017) — Three-time defending TCS New York City Marathon champion, Mary Keitany of Kenya, took her second victory in as many appearances at the NYRR New York Mini 10K on Saturday in Central Park, finishing the race in a blistering time of 31:20. The 35-year-old, who crossed the line more than 48 seconds ahead of the rest of the field, has now won her last five consecutive New York Road Runners races and will return on November 5 to go for her fourth consecutive TCS New York City Marathon title.
Hall Outduels Tuliamuk to Claim Victory, $10,000 Payday at 39th Freihofer's Run for Women in Albany, NY:Written by Super User
Syracuse Native Jen Rhines Crowned Masters (Over 40) Champion - ALBANY, N.Y. (June 3, 2017) — The 39th running of the Freihofer's Run for Women 5K, held on the streets of New York’s capital city this morning, featured 3,268 runners, overcast skies and a blazingly fast finish from Sara Hall, 34, from Redding, Calif. Hall came into the race as a marginal second favorite to Aliphine Tuliamuk, 28, originally from Kenya, but these days a U.S. citizen residing in Santa Fe, N.M. After 3.1 miles of racing that was, by turns, aggressive and tactical, Hall proved to be the woman with the wheels, blasting past Tuliamuk with just 25 meters remaining, crossing the finish line two seconds up in a time of 15:49 and taking the first-place prize of $10,000.
London Marathon Winner Mary Keitany to Challenge Boston Marathon Winner Edna Kiplagat at NYRR New York Mini 10KWritten by NYRRC
NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador and five-time New York City Marathon champion Tatyana McFadden to pace second edition of Girls’ Run - New York, May 31, 2017 — The NYRR New York Mini 10K, established in 1972 as the world’s first road race exclusively for women, will feature a hotly contested matchup of this year’s London Marathon champion, Mary Keitany, and Boston Marathon champion, Edna Kiplagat, in iconic Central Park on Saturday, June 10.