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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.

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced an elite field of Olympic Games and IAAF World Championships medalists and returning champions for the 2014 B.A.A. 5K, to be held on Saturday, April 19, two days prior to the 2014 Boston Marathon®. The 2014 B.A.A. 5K will have a field size of 10,000 entrants and will start and finish at Boston Common. The race is sold out. A prize purse of $39,900 (USD) will be awarded equally to the top male and female finishers. In addition, professional runners are eligible for a $5,000 (USD) bonus for event record times established at the B.A.A. 5K. Bonus incentives will also be available for professional runners for multiple top finishes at B.A.A. events in 2014.

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.digitalmediacenter.com.

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.

U.S. 1500-meter star will showcase revolutionary running brand - Richmond, CA (April 10, 2014)HOKA ONE ONE® is proud to announce the signing of 2012 Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano, who specializes in the 1500-meter and mile distances, to a multi-year agreement.