Thursday, March 28, 2013

Brooks Running Company to Sponsor Mt. SAC Relays and Cross Country Meet

Mt. San Antonio College (SAC) Cross Country Invitational is the nation's largest cross country meet

 Brooks Sports
  March 27, 2013
BOTHELL, Wash. -  Brooks Running Company announced it will sponsor the Mt. San Antonio College (SAC) Relays and Cross Country Invitational beginning in 2014. With this partnership, over 40,000 athletes and 20,000 attendees will celebrate not just the spirit of competition, but also the “run happy” joy of the sport.

Chevron Houston Marathon's Run for a Reason Charity Program Raises $2.2 million

Since breaking the $1 million fundraising mark in 2008, the number of fundraisers and charity donations has more than tripled and generated $10.7 million

 Chevron Houston Marathon
  March 27, 2013 
HOUSTON - The Chevron Houston Marathon's Run for a Reason charity program raised $2.2 million to benefit 60 charities, the Houston Marathon Committee announced. With more than 17,000 donations, the 2012-2013 season marks the third year in a row that fundraising has surpassed the $2 million mark.

Kelfezighi is Keynote Speaker for 55th RRCA National Convention

Keflezighi joins previously announced inspiring speakers Bob Julyan and Brian “Iron Heart” Boyle
March 27, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Since 1958, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has gathered in different cities around the country for the RRCA National Convention. Each year, hundreds of runners, club leaders, event directors, and corporate supporters attend the RRCA Convention.  The 55th  RRCA Convention will be hosted in Albuquerque, NM from Thursday through Sunday, May 2-5, 2013.

Joan Samuelson, Greg Meyer, and Amby Burfoot to Run 2013 Boston Marathon

Jacqueline Hansen to serve as honorary, official starter of elite women’s race, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb and Sara Mae Berman to greet on-course spectators and honored as Grand Marshals

 Boston Athletic Association
 March 27, 2013
BOSTON – With less than one month until the 117th Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced that several former champions of the Boston Marathon will return to Boston to participate in events surrounding this year’s running of the historic race. The 117th running of the world’s oldest annual marathon will take place on Monday, April 15, 2013.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Mountain Marathon and Hill Billy Half Trail Run Video

Sights and sounds form the Mountain Marathon and Hill Billy Half trail run held in the Capitol Forest near Olympia WA on March 2, 2013. Look here for all the race day photos:

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pool, Meyer Win 35th Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon

Marathon served as Road Runners Club of America’s 2013 National Marathon Championship, Joan Benoit Samuelson is second in women's 5K

March 3, 2013
NAPA, Calif. — (March 3, 2013) — Kevin Pool of Folsom, Calif. didn’t plan on winning the 35th  Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon. He entered the 26.2-mile race through the scenic Napa Valley wine-growing region as a training run in preparation for this coming April’s Boston Marathon. On the other hand, San Francisco’s Michelle Meyer set a goal of recording a fast time, and possibly a women’s win, at Napa. Both Pool and Meyer emerged victorious in close contests and were crowned Road Runners Club of America national marathon champions. The marathon served as Road Runners Club of America’s 2013 National Marathon Championship.