Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Celebrity Runners Add Meaning to Their Miles for the 2013 ING New York City Marathon

Many marathon veterans include Global Maternal Health Advocate Christy Turlington Burns, actor Patrick Wilson, and culinary masterminds Joe Bastianich and Richard Blais
 New York Road Runners
 September 24, 2013

NEW YORK CITY - Celebrities will sparkle at the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3, and many of these participants will be running on behalf of meaningful causes. Several of the celebrity runners for this year’s race are marathon veterans, including Every Mother Counts founder Christy Turlington Burns, actor Patrick Wilson, restaurateur Joe Bastianich, and author Richard Blais. Those new to this year’s field and previously announced include actressPamela Anderson, Olympic swimming gold medalist Summer Sanders, and entrepreneur Bill Rancic, who is running on behalf of TIMEX, it was announced by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.

“We always look forward to having our celebrity runners be a part of the ING New York City Marathon,” said Wittenberg. “Like thousands of our runners, they are adding meaning to their miles by raising awareness and funds for special causes close to their hearts. Star power helps spread the story of the power of the Marathon, and the benefits of running. Each of these notable participants are admirable advocates of healthy living, and exhibit a refreshing sense of determination to take on the ultimate challenge of 26.2 miles.”

These familiar faces will be mixed in with some 48,000 participants expected for this year’s race. Some of these runners are familiar with fierce competition, like Summer Sanders, who says, “I am thrilled to be back at the ING New York City Marathon, as the energy throughout the 26.2 miles is like nothing else. I lived in New York City for eight years and still love this city—this is such a great reason to come back and to soak it up.”

Celebrity Participants/Notable Runners and Charity Affiliations:

•    Stephanie Abrams, on-camera meteorologist, The Weather Channel
•    Pamela Anderson, animal rights/environmental activist and actor (J/P HRO)
•    Joe Bastianich, restaurateur, judge on Master Chef
•    Michelle Beadle, host of NBCSN's Crossover and correspondent on NBC’s Access Hollywood (ASPCA)
•    Richard Blais, chef, restaurateur, author, and television personality (Alliance for a Healthier Generation)
•    Brett Claywell, Actor, One Tree Hill, Days of our Lives (Grassroot Soccer)
•    Dean Karnazes, ultramarathoner who ran 50 marathons in 50 states on 50 consecutive days, finishing with the ING New York City Marathon in 3:00:30 (Action for Healthy Kids)
•    Nick Kypreos, former New York Rangers player and 1994 Stanley Cup Champion, hockey analyst on Canada’s Sportsnet
•    Carol Mead, First lady of Wyoming (Remember the 8)
•    Fredrik Normark, Ninja, The Hives (Team for Kids)
•    Sarah Reinertsen, American challenged athlete, first female leg-amputee to complete Ironman® World Championship, CBS Amazing Race star (Challenged Athletes Foundation)
•    Bill Rancic, entrepreneur, author, TV personality, and first-ever winner of NBC’s The Apprentice (Fab-U-Wish, running on behalf of TIMEX)
·      Summer Sanders, Olympic swimming gold medalist, recreational runner
•    Brian Sears, actor in Broadway’s Book of Mormon (Broadway Impact)
•    Nick Spangler, winner of Amazing Race Season 2, actor in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway Impact)
•    Greg T, radio personality, Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show
•    Christy Turlington Burns, Global Maternal Health Advocate/Founder of Every Mother Counts (Every Mother Counts)
•    Patrick Wilson, actor, The Conjuring, Insidious 2, Young Adult (Michael J. Fox Foundation)

Nationally, the ING New York City Marathon will be presented live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes+ from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST. The race will also be available via WatchESPN for those who have video subscriptions from affiliated providers. Locally, New Yorkers can watch the race on ABC7 or from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. or via WatchABC on mobile devices. Pre-race features from the start at Fort Wadsworth will begin at 7:00 a.m. Additionally, a national highlights show will air from 4:00–6:00 p.m. on local ABC affiliates. International viewers can watch the broadcast via a live digital stream from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST on

Check out On the Run at for behind-the-scenes access to the ING New York City Marathon. On the Run is a must-see for runners of all ages and abilities. The program airs at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday of race week, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. Monday, and on demand at 

For the latest Marathon news, updates, features, and media information, please visit the NYRR online media room at media.nyrr.orgor follow NYRR on Twitter @nyrrnews

this article Courtesy of Running USA wire

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Launches New TourPass 3-Pack

Runners can choose multiple Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series races for one low price; 2014 TourPass Unlimited also available at RunRocknRoll/TourPass

 September 24, 2013

SAN DIEGO  – Your ticket to run is back and better than ever. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series announced the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series TourPass will include a new option for runners who want to rock in multiple cities for one price.
TourPass Unlimited was introduced in 2013 and will once again invite runners to register for any Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events within a single calendar year. New in 2014, runners can also choose the TourPass 3-Pack which offers any three races for $249. Both TourPass options can be used for North American races only.
“We recognize and appreciate the dedication our runners continue to show by joining us in city after city, exploring the country through our races,” said Bruce Revman, SVP of Marketing. “As runners are planning their 2014 race schedule, TourPass offers an incentive and value for those who plan on participating in multiple events throughout the year.”
In 2012, more than 23,000 participants completed more than one Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event, with over 5,000 of those runners completing three or more races. Currently, more than 2,000 participants run with TourPass.
Customers may choose to register for multiple events at the time of the TourPass purchase, or may register for individual events at least 30 days prior to each event. TourPass customers are not guaranteed entries into sold-out events. More information is available online at
About the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
Organized by Competitor Group, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is the ‘World’s Largest Running Series’ with more than 500,000 runners taking part in events around the world every year. Started in 1998, the simple idea of making running fun has transformed the U.S. running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Today, the series of marathons and half-marathons has spread to more than 30 destination cities, drawing visitors from around the world.
Race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo with more than 100 exhibitors offering samples and showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with headliners like Pitbull, FloRida, Cheap Trick and Bret Michaels. For more information, please visit or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.
this article Courtesy of Running USA wire

Friday, September 13, 2013

Over the Narrows 10 miler - 2013 Video

Sights and Sounds from the Over the Narrows 10 miler held on Aug. 31, 2013 in Gig Harbor WA.

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