Two American female Olympic Marathoners will be on hand to greet runners, meet children and perform ceremonial race functions at this weekend’s Big Sur International Marathon.
New Digital Media Center provides downloadable broadcast-quality event footage plus additional highlights for media use; New Big Sur Marathon race app offers free runner tracking and streaming video from race finish. - Big Sur Marathon images, maps, runner stories, event fact sheets and downloadable video are available for media use at a newly-created online digital media center. The url for these resources is http://bsim.
Historic amount raised by largest number of charities and participants in event’s 29-year history - LOS ANGELES (April 11, 2014) — LA Marathon LLC announced today a record breaking $3.7 million cumulative funds raised to support 91 charities who participated in the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon. This is the largest amount of money raised since the marathon’s first year of charity affiliation in 1988.
The B.A.A. (Boston Athletic Association) launches the Boston Marathon World Run app that virtually connects runners around the world and their social networks with the 2014 Boston Marathon. The mobile app, available on Apple and Android, and website allows runners to participate in the athletic spirit of the event regardless of ability or geography.
(Oakland, CA) March 25, 2014– Oakland's own Sheila E. made a surprise appearance on the Main Stage of the Oakland Running Festival (ORF) on Sunday, March 23rd to shoot the video for her new song 'Fiesta' and congratulate event participants! World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila Escovedo is scheduled to release her first solo album in twelve years, Icon, on March 25 as part of the celebration of her 40th anniversary in the music business.
They’ve fought torrential rain and strong winds before, but L.A. Marathon runners have rarely seen the heat they did Sunday – or the large number of first-aid calls the warm weather produced.
Fifth Annual Event to Take Place March 23rd - Oakland, CA(March 6, 2014) – Corrigan Sports Enterprises announced today that Hawaiian Airlines will serve as the title sponsor of the Four-Person Team Relay at the Oakland Running Festival for the third consecutive year. The fifth annual Oakland Running Festival will take place on March 23rd and features four other races: full marathon, half-marathon, 5K and kids' fun run.
Stadium to the Sea course will be lined with more than 600 cheerleaders, 25 live bands, and four entertainment centers—plus all the water and nutritional fuel it takes to get 25,000 runners across the finish line - LOS ANGELES, CA, March 6, 2014– The more than 25,000 runners taking part in this Sunday’s sold-out ASICS LA Marathon will not have to rely solely on the support of their friends and family to get them across the finish line after 26.2 miles.
Network Also Announces April “Marathon-A-Thon” Programming Highlighted by the Legendary Boston Marathon on April 21 - Los Angeles (March 4, 2014) - Universal Sports Network, the year-round destination for Olympic, endurance and action sports, will air the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon this Sunday, March 9, at 3 PM ET. The network’s exclusive national TV coverage will showcase the 26.2-mile race featuring 25,000 runners traversing from stadium to sea, as they run from Dodger Stadium to the Pacific Ocean. The course has been certified by USA Track & Field and serves as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
This coming Sunday March 2, 2014
Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon (36th Annual)
A sold out field of 2,700 marathoners will run 26.2 miles on the beautiful Silverado Trail from Calistoga to Napa, California
36th Annual Race Celebrates Rich History of Northern California Marathons - NAPA, Calif. — February 20, 2014 — Two former champions are hoping to overcome recent challenges and, perhaps, repeat history at the 36th Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon on Sunday, March 2, 2014 the venerable race announced today as it unveiled this year’s elite fields. A solid contingent of invited runners heads the sold-out crowd of 2,700 marathon participants who will descend upon the scenic Napa Valley wine country and navigate the marathon’s renowned point-to-point 26.2-mile course. The male and female winners will earn coveted first place prizes: their weight in fine Napa Valley wine.
Popular race in Santa Ynez Valley approaching sell-out - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Running legend Mary Decker Slaney will be the special guest speaker at the 2014 Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Race Expo and the Pre-Race Dinner on Friday, May 9. Produced by Destination Races, the eighth annual running of the popular Mother’s Day Weekend half-marathon features a scenic 13.1-mile course that runs from Santa Ynez through Los Olivos into Solvang on Saturday, May 10.
NAPA, Calif. — February 12, 2014 — A sold-out field of 2,700 entrants from 14 countries, 48 U.S. states, and Washington, D.C. will gather in California’s Napa Valley for the 36th Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon on Sunday, March 2, 2014. The Napa Valley Marathon (NVM) asks each entrant to describe on their entry form their reasons for entering the race. Among the varied responses each year, many illustrate how the challenges of a 26.2-mile race spurs marathoners to undertake charitable deeds that assist others who face adversity, or to overcome personal adversities themselves. A high percentage of respondents also cited the reputation of NVM as one of the best organized marathons in the U.S., and the allure of the picturesque Napa Valley wine growing region, as primary reasons for entering the race.
Los Angeles to host 2016 Olympic Team Trials For Men's and Women's Marathon - LOS ANGELES –The City of Los Angeles will host the Women’s and Men’s 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, USA Track & Field, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and LA MARATHON LLC announced Wednesday.