Local runner completes 100th ultra marathon - SRA Elite teammates Jesse Barragan and Melissa Penwell delivered strong performances in Saturday’s Gold Rush 50k to earn top honors while Carmichael’s Bill Hambrick completed his astonishing 100th ultra marathon.
Ethiopia’s Girma Bekele Gebre bettered his seventh-place finish from last year by winning the men’s race in 1:04:56 - NEW YORK (May 20, 2017) - A total of 27,440 runners crossed the finish line at the 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half on Saturday, May 20, making it the largest half marathon to date in the United States in 2017.
Reyes won for the sixth time in six attempts on a challenging course that showcases the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley - SOLVANG, Calif. - Sergio Reyes once again asserted his dominance at the 2017 Santa Barbara Wine CountryHalf Marathon as he won for the sixth time in six attempts on a challenging course that showcases the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Reyes, 35, from Palmdale, CA, had to battle a constant headwind but still was able to finish with a time of 1:07:55, easily distancing 2nd place finisher Sean Gildea, 25, from Dana Point, CA and Colorado School of Mines, by over four minutes (1:12:11).
(PHOTO:Chris Nickinson/RunnerSpace) GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan -- Using an incredible amount of crowd support to push himself to the finish, Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein was back to his winning ways Saturday morning at the USATF 25 km Championships, while defending champion Aliphine Tuliamuk outlasted Neely Gracey to win the women’s race.
Blankenship and Lipari won $5000 each for their wins - Minneapolis, Minn. – May 11, 2017 – Stillwater native Ben Blankenship and Emily Lipari of Brighton, Mass. won professional races at the 12th running of the Medtronic TC 1 Mile Thursday evening.
The 2017 TrackTown Summer Series 5K Road Race will take place on July 6 at 6:30 p.m. on Randall’s Island Park. All race participants will receive admission to the TrackTown Summer Series Championship meet with their race bibs. Participants will have the chance to run with professional athletes representing the four teams in the Championship meet: New York, San Francisco, Portland and Philadelphia. In addition, registrants will receive t-shirts that represent one of the four teams of the TrackTown Summer Series. These will be randomly assigned. To best be a part of the action, we recommend wearing your t-shirt while you cheer on your team at the Championship meet after your race!
Scenic course includes three bucolic towns of the Santa Ynez Valley, a Central Coast wine country destination - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (May 5, 2017) -- The Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by HomeAway, will send nearly 3,000 runners through the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley on Saturday, May 13th. The event was founded in 2007 by Destination Races and has maintained its popularity as a competitive, but fun event, with a reward of a post-race Wine and Music Festival at the conclusion of the race. The event is also recognized for its scenic course linking three distinct towns in the valley.
Crashing ocean waves, bright sunshine and an exciting elite competition were among the many highlights in the 14th annual Half Marathon on Monterey Bay.
SAN JOSE, CA – September 28, 2016 – Of all the adjectives you could use to describe the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon one that would never apply is the word “slow.” This annual event, which takes place on Sunday, happens to be the fastest 13.1-mile event in the state of California.
Just Under 3,000 Runners Compete in 23rd Annual Village Runner 4th of July 5K Presented By UCLA HealthWritten by Christine
KROC certified coaches lead children through dynamic games to improve speed, agility, flexibility, and hand/eye coordination. Over the course of 10 – 12 weeks, students at participating schools will accumulate about 25-miles of exercise through the training program and will be prepared to finish a “marathon” by completing their final mile at the Kids Run the OC on , held during the U.S. Bank OC Marathon event weekend.
The importance of KROC cannot be overstated as studies from the Orange County Department of Education show that only 38.7% of OC 5th graders passed the 2013 State Fitness Test, affirming that children need accessible options for physical fitness. The Kids Run the OC fitness program promotes active living through volunteer-based coaching that occurs before, during, or after school. The OC Marathon Foundation’s KROC program provides thorough training and materials for coaches as well as a mentoring program from existing coaches to ensure success at schools new to the program.
In 2015, Kids Run the OC attracted more than 6,000 participants from over 90 schools and agencies in Orange County school districts making it one of the largest youth events in the country. The 2016 KROC program trained over 175 coaches and has raised approximately $16,000 in scholarships for over 800 children. For more information visit