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.
Cardinal boasts three No. 1 recruits - STANFORD, Calif. – Three No. 1 recruits -- Olivia Baker, Elise Cranny, and Harrison Williams -- headline an outstanding 20-member track and field recruiting class as announced by Chris Miltenberg, Stanford’s Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field.
Event leads off the Bay Area Based “Run the Bay Challenge” Series - The San Jose 408k “Race to the Row” will host its 3rd annual event benefiting the Pat Tillman Foundation. The 2014 event expects to attract over 5,000 runners to tackle the 8k distance in celebration of the 408 area code. Starting at the SAP Center, runners cruise on this point-to-point course down the Alameda, through the Rose Garden and into the Santana Row finish festival. Represent Running expects the largest field in the event’s history, numerous new partners, and some added entertainment elements to this already popular San Jose event.
February 7, 2014 (Oakland, CA) -- Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today Bank of the West will serve as the official bank of the Oakland Running Festival (ORF) and title sponsor for the event’s 5K distance for three years. The fifth annual Oakland Running Festival takes place on March 23rd and features four other races: marathon, half marathon, four-person team relay, and a kids’ fun run. The event has sold out each of the first four years.