Marube, Beynon half-marathon champions; 6th edition draws more than 4,000 entrants to run America’s Riviera - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (November 8, 2014) – At the 6th Select Staffing Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon on a warm, cloudless postcard Saturday morning, Sammy Cheruiyot Mutai, 36, of Kenya and Paige Burgin, 22, from Los Alamitos, Calif. claimed titles in 2 hours, 31 minutes, 40 seconds and 3:06:39, respectively, while two-time Santa Barbara Marathon champion Moninda Marube, 35, of Kenya and Rita Beynon, 35, of Santa Barbara won the half-marathon , clocking 1:13:31 and 1:27:29. The community running event, the largest in Santa Barbara, drew 4,000 entrants and more than 3,100 finishers who ran from Goleta Valley to the new, spectacular Santa Barbara waterfront finish line at Leadbetter Beach.
Top American Jeffrey Eggleston sets new course record of 1:04:12; Katja Goldring wins women’s race; Notable runners at Halloween themed event included television personalities Michelle Beadle, Carrie Kegan and Actress Andrea Barber - LOS ANGELES (Sunday, Oct 26, 2014) - On a Chamber of Commerce race morning, complete with cloud-cover hugging the Los Angeles skyline, Jeffrey Eggleston proved to be the lonesome runner.
Abbott Celebrates the Power of Health and Achievement as First-Ever Title Sponsor of World Marathon MajorsWritten by Super User
Series will be renamed Abbott World Marathon Majors starting in 2015 - ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 10, 2014 — Abbott and the World Marathon Majors announced a new partnership with Abbott becoming the race series'first-ever title sponsor. The series – comprising six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo, Boston, Virgin Money London, BMW BERLIN, Bank of America Chicago and TCS New York City Marathon – will be renamed the Abbott World Marathon Majors starting in 2015.
Officials anticipating third-straight sellout for the 30th Edition race - LOS ANGELES (October 1, 2014)—Registration for the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon is now underway, giving runners a chance to secure their spot on the starting line for the March 15th race. The iconic marathon has sold out each of the last two years and organizers plan for an even stronger demand for the race due to the 30th Edition celebration and the tremendous popularity of the Stadium to the Sea course.
Dennis Kimetto makes marathon history on the streets of Berlin while Tirfi Tsegaye’s patience is rewarded with women’s world lead at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON (plus photos)Written by Super User
A new chapter in the marathon was opened with a magnificent flourish by Dennis Kimetto in Berlin on Sunday (September 28). In only his fifth race at the distance, the Kenyan smashed the 2:03 barrier a year after his compatriot Wilson Kipsang had brought the world record down to 2:03:23 on the same course. Kimetto’s is the tenth world record on a course which makes full use of Berlin’s flat terrain and gentle corners. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an IAAF Gold Label race and part of the World Marathon Majors Series.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Festival in Las Vegas set for November 14-16 on the Strip at Night - LAS VEGAS – Guaranteed to be one of the biggest weekends in running this year, pop-culture icon Snoop Dogg will headline the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Festival in Las Vegas on November 14-16, 2014. The global superstar will perform on Sunday during the pre-race concert at 3:00pm, prior to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America taking over the Las Vegas Strip at Night.
Event impact since inception in 2012 totals $8.49 million, and over $1.3 million has been raised for charity - SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The 2014 San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K presented by Left Lane Sports created a county wide $3.28 million economic impact, bringing a three year total impact of $8.49 million for the local community since its inception.
Relay Registration Opens August 1 - The scenic Big Sur Marathon course offers a variety of distances including the marathon relay, a popular event with teams of family and friends due to its shorter distances. For 2015, the relay will feature four-person teams, down from five in the past, with leg distances of 4.8, 5.0, 7.2 and 9.2 miles. In addition, the relay will be limited to 200 total teams. Registration will open August 1.
Race Debuts with First Year Pricing for 4th Annual Edition - SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – The San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5Kpresented by LeftLaneSports.com has launched registration for 2015, offering first year pricing of $110 for the marathon and $85 for the half marathon. The 4th annual event will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2015.
Half-marathon American record holder Ryan Hall and Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi to headline Napa-To-Sonoma race - SONOMA, Calif. – The Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon has attracted some of the best names in running for the July 19-20 event. The event, produced by Destination Races and presented by Newton Running, is part of a nationwide event series. Headlining the flagship Napa-to-Sonoma race weekend will be Olympic Silver Medalist, 2014 Boston Marathon Champion and 2009 New York City Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi. He will be the guest speaker at the race expo and race dinner. Keflezighi will also lead the race on an ElliptiGO bike next to running legend Mary Decker Slaney, who will lead the female runners.
Registration opens on Monday, . Field size limit to be determined. - BOSTON - Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used for the Boston Marathon in 2012, 2013 and 2014, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first.
91-year-old cancer survivor Harriette Thompson becomes the second oldest women marathon finisher in U.S. history and sets a new age-group record; Ethiopians Deksisa, Dibaba win half-marathon; Americans Bruce, Corrigan win marathon - SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 1, 2014) – On the 17th anniversary of the Suja Rock ‘n Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma, at the 13.1-mile distance, youth was served today. And Ethiopians ruled the roads.
5-person military and three-person open and corporate teams to compete in unique “leave no person behind” competition; 15% discount to first 100 teams who register; Pierre Claeyessens Veterans Foundation Veterans Day Final Mile welcomes all finishers - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Select Staffing Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon & Half has announced a new Elite Rehab Team Competition inviting military teams of five and corporate or open teams of three to “leave no person behind”. In a unique format amongst road races, teams will have to finish no more than 13.1 seconds apart from each other in the Half Marathon and 26.2 seconds apart from each other in the Marathon.
Full description outlined on marathon’s website - The popularity of the Big Sur International Marathon, held on the last Sunday each April, has caused race organizers to retool its registration system for the 2015 event and beyond. The “bucket list” marathon sold out in a record 59 minutes last year.