Sunday, December 21, 2014

Santa Runs Tacoma Video

Some video of the start of the Santa Runs Tacoma on Dec. 13, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Crime Stoppers Reindeer Run Results

Crime Stoppers Reindeer Run Results
thank you Club Oly for providing these results!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Oly Trot - Race Results

Oly Trot - Race Results
Olympia WA
Nov 27, 2014

Thank you Guerrilla Running for providing these race results!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sign up for the 2015 Capital City Marathon Training Group!

Registration for the Capital City Marathon Training Group is officially open, and they have a  great deal for you -- just in time for the holidays! Sign up to train with them and you'll receive 15 percent off your race registration for the marathon (discount does not apply to half marathon).

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Amy Begley Named Coach of Atlanta Track Club

 Atlanta Track Club
 November 24, 2014
Olympian will lead expansion of training programs at all levels

ATLANTA - Following through on its commitment to build new centralized training programs to meet the needs of its 21,000 beginner, committed and elite members, Atlanta Track Club announced today that it has hired Amy Begley, a 2008 US Olympian, as the first full-time head coach in the Club’s 50-year history.

Vassallo Wins His Second Philly Marathon

 David Block
 November 24, 2014
Men's winner trumps 2010 victory time by exactly four minutes, runs B-standard qualifier for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

PHILADELPHIA (Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014) - Over thirty thousand runners descend on Philadelphia the weekend before Thanksgiving to compete in three races put on by the city.  
The weekend kicked off with the Rothman Institute 8K on Saturday and then the 21st GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon and GORE-TEX Philadelphia Half Marathon on Sunday.
Dan Vassallo of Peabody, Mass. was no stranger to the Philadelphia Marathon. He won it in 2010 in 2:21:28, and on Sunday  he chalked up his second victory Philadelphia victory. Vassallo shaved off more than four minutes as he hit the finishing tape in a much faster 2:17:28 to collect $3,500.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bridging the Gap Dedication

SAVE THE DATE! Bridging the Gap dedication - December 13th at 11:00am !

Runners, Walkers, Cyclists, good news for all of us! 
The  dedication of the third and final leg of the Chehalis-Western Trail “Bridging the Gap” project has been scheduled for Saturday – December 13th at 11:00 am!  
The new bridge over Pacific Ave, Thurston County (WA)  is almost complete!!
More details about the dedication ceremony will be coming soon...stand by!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

USATF Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Class

 November 12, 2014
The group will be honored Thursday evening, Dec. 4, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet

INDIANAPOLIS – Trailblazers and living legends comprise the 41st National Track & Field Hall of Fame induction class featuringStacy Dragila, Lance Deal, Tom Burke, Pat “Paddy” Ryan and contributor Theodore “Ted” Corbitt, USA Track & Field announced last week.

William Prom “Blows Away’’ Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Field

 Run Disney
 November 16, 2014
Irvine runner overcomes stiff wind en route to debut Avengers win; Mexico’s Alex de la Huerta is top woman finisher; Race culminates weekend of events featuring more than 18,000 runners

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2014) – William Prom won the inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon on Sunday, slaying a field of more than 10,500 runners and a challenger he couldn’t even see – the wind.
On a blustery morning at Disneyland Resort when winds gusted up to 22 mph, Prom of Irvine, Calif., outran the field, but battled a stiff breeze, especially down the stretch, to win the debut event. His time of 1 hour, 14 minutes, 17 seconds was more than a minute ahead of second-place finisher Fernando Blanco of Encintas, Calif. (1:15:46). Adam Henry of Santa Monica, Calif., was third (1:17:21).

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Huddle Repeats, Shrader Upsets at .US National 12K

 Scott Bush for USATF
 November 16, 2014
Arizona standout Shrader win men's title, Huddle defends in women's race at .US National 12K Championships in Arlington

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 16, 2014) – A furious early pace by Olympian Molly Huddle split the pack early, while a tenacious finish by Brian Shrader put a gap on the field late, but the end result was the same, as both took home top prize Sunday morning at the .US National 12K in Alexandria, Virginia.

An opening first mile in 5:09 gave Huddle a clear edge early, as the U.S. 5,000m record holder on the track showed her speed from a long racing season was still sharp. From the gun, Huddle strung out the pack and by the first mile the lead group was a mere seven athletes.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Korir, Hall Win Second EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler

 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon
 November 9, 2014
Course record by women’s champion Sara Hall; an event record of more 4,000 finishers from 29 states bring energy and enthusiasm to Pittsburgh’s favorite fall road race

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Traversing five city neighborhoods and four bridges, more than 4,000 finishers took on the 2nd EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler—Pittsburgh’s premier fall road race. Runners rejoiced at favorable weather conditions with temperatures in the high 30s and overcast skies for the start of the race.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Record-breaking Numbers at the 44th Running of the TCS New York City Marathon

 New York Road Runners
 November 3, 2014
50,564 runners made history on November 2 as the world’s largest number of marathon finishers, surpassing 50,000 finishers for the second year in a row

NEW YORK - More than 50,000 runners finished the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon for the second year in a row on Sunday, November 2—the biggest field ever at the event and the largest marathon in history, it was announced today by New York Road Runners President and CEO Mary Wittenberg.

2014 NYC Marathon Video Highlights

2014 NYC Marathon

The 44th running of the TCS New York City Marathon was unlike any other, and truly is a celebration of the sport and of New York City. This year's race was re-imaged with numerous race week events, runner experiences, celebrities and world-class athletes, culminating with 50,000 runners making the journey from Staten Island to Central Park. Highlight video includes professional race recap and scenes throughout race week.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Turn Back the Clock - 2014 Race Results

Turn Back the Clock
Nov. 2, 2014
Lacey WA

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Race Results
If you have a question about the timing results, please email
Results By BuDu Racing, LLC

Rock 'n' Roll Vancouver - Race Day Photos

Some race day photos from the 
Rock 'n' Roll Vancouver - Half Marathon
October 26, 2014
Vancouver, BC

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Race Results - Glow Big or Glow Home 5k - Lacey, WA

Race Results - Glow Big or Glow Home 5k - Lacey, WA

Glow Big or Glow Home 5k
Lacey, WA
Presented by: Cornerstone Christian School

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lenahan Wins Inaugural Queen Bee Half Marathon

 October 13, 2014
A total of 4,280 registered for the sold-out event, which included the Half Marathon and 4-Miler

CINCINNATI (October 11, 2014) – Katie Lenahan from Cincinnati is the winner of the inaugural Cincinnati Queen Bee Half Marathon empowered by Kroger and P&G, in a time of 1 hour, 22 minutes, 35 seconds.

Second was Laurah Luken in 1:29:08 and third was Casey Fahrerin 1:31:23.

Daska, Desisa Crowned Champions of the 14th B.A.A. Half Marathon

 Boston Athletic Association
 October 12, 2014
Desisa has triumphant return to Beantown, establishing a course record of 1:00:34 for the half marathon, cruising to victory over Kenyans Daniel Salel and Stephen Sambu

BOSTON (Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014) - On a picture perfect day for racing, Ethiopians Mamitu Daska and Lelisa Desisa (right, image courtesy were crowned champions at the 14th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Daska established a new event record of 1 hour, 8 minutes, 20 seconds, while Desisa earned his second consecutive B.A.A. Half Marathon victory in 1:01:38, covering the rolling, spectacular course through Boston’s Emerald Necklace park system in style.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Defending Champion Rita Jeptoo and Two-Time Olympic Medalist Eliud Kipchoge Claim Victory in Chicago

 Chicago Marathon
 October 12, 2014

The sixth Nike Northside/Southside Challenge again featured local high school athletes competing in a cross-country race covering the final 2.62 miles

CHICAGO (Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014) -- The 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon saw a record 40,802 runners crossed the finish line in Grant Park under ideal weather conditions. The men's race saw a Kenyan sweep with Eliud Kipchoge stealing the show in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds, and SammyKitwara and Dickson Chumba dueling for second, with Kitwara out-striding Chumba.

Poulsbo Marathon - 2014 Race Day Photos

Poulsbo Marathon
Oct. 12, 2014

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Poulsbo Marathon, Half and 10k - 2014 Race Results

Poulsbo Marathon, Half and 10k
Race Results
Oct 12, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Deena Kastor Sets Four World Masters Records at Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia

 Competitor Group
 September 21, 2014
41-year-old Kastor clocks 1:09:36 to finish third at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon; Karoki completes personal best

PHILADELPHIA – (Sept. 21, 2014) – Nothing appears to be stopping American distance-running ace Deena Kastor. The 41-year-old Olympic bronze medalist and American marathon-record holder added another mark to her impressive and extensive resume this weekend: the Masters world record in the half marathon. Kastor, who lives and trains in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., clocked 1 hour, 9 minutes and 36 seconds to finish third at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on Sunday morning

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

2014 Run Like A Dog Race Results

2014 Run Like A Dog 5k Race Results

View Race Day photos here!

Run Like a Dog

Olympia, WA
Aug 23, 2014

Fifth Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon Showcases Willamette Valley

 Destination Races
 August 20, 2014
Popular race and related events are held in famed Pinot Noir wine region encompassing four lush, idyllic viticulture areas

SONOMA, Calif. -  The Wine Country Half Marathon Series sponsored by Newton Running and produced by Destination Races is winding its way through the heart of the Willamette Valley in Oregon on August 31, 2014.  You can still sign up online for this popular race and related events in this famed Pinot Noir wine region encompassing four lush, idyllic viticulture areas—Dundee HillsYamhill-CarltonChehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge.

B.A.A. Sets Field Size of 30,000 Entrants for 2015 Boston Marathon®

 Boston Marathon
 August 18, 2014
Registration opens on Monday, September 8. The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015.

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has set a field size of 30,000 entrants for the 2015 Boston Marathon. Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used for the Boston Marathon in 2012, 2013 and 2014, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

2014 Lake Union 10k

Here are samples of our special bordered prints for the 2014 Lake Union 10k

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Roads Scholar Grant Applications Available for 2014-2015

 July 16, 2014
The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 31, 2014 following the RunPro Camp

ARLINGTON, Va. - Since 1996, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has awarded grants through its Roads Scholar program to assist American, post-collegiate, road runners who show great promise to develop into national and world class road running athletes.

2014 Lakefair Run - Race Results

2014 Lakefair Run - Race Results
July 19, 2014
Olympia, WA
3k, 8k, Half Marathon

2014 Lakefair Run - Photo Gallery

Some snaps from the 2014 Lakefair Run...3k, 8k and Half Marathon!
July 19, 2014 - Olympia WA
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Race Results Here!

Look here for all Photos!
Race Results Here!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

2014 Women's Moon Run 4k - Photo Gallery

Images from the 2014 Women's Moon Run 4k

View all race day photos here!

View all race day photos here!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Marathon Dog

On May 15, 2011, the Maryland Half Marathon had an unusual and unexpected competitor - a four-legged canine named Dozer. ESPN's E:60 takes you to the course and reveals how Dozer reached the finish line and bested thousands of runners

Friday, July 11, 2014

B.A.A. Adds Random Selection to Entry Protocol for 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon®

 Boston Athletic Association
 July 9, 2014
20% of 8,000 runner field to be randomly selected from all submissions during registration on Wednesday and Thursday, July 16-17

BOSTON - The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) will add a random selection component to the registration process for the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon® when entries are accepted next month. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

2014 Independence Day 5k Tacoma - Photo Gqllery

Race Day photos from the 2014 Independence Day 5k 
Tacoma, WA 
July 4, 2014

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

50% off - Photos from 2011 and Older!

We're cleaning house and deleting  photos from 2011 and older forever, but first we'd like to offer you one last chance to see them and take 50% off your photo order.

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Use code LIGHTSOUT50 at checkout.

This is your LAST CHANCE to view these photos! 
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Seattle Puts on a Show at 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

 Competitor Group
 June 22, 2014
Washington State Cougars Drew Polley, Jonathan Lafler win marathon and half-marathon; Colorado’s Nuta Olaru and California’s Devon Yanko place first in women’s events; Olympian Apolo Ohno completes half-marathon

SEATTLE (June 21, 2014) - With a double bill of Sir-Mix-A-Lot and The Presidents of United States of America at Seattle Center’s Fisher Green, a venue packed with thousands of runners got double the fun on the first day of summer at the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon on Saturday.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Issaquah Triathlon 2014 - Video

Issaquah Triathlon ...view all the race day photos here!

view all the race day photos here!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Issaquah Triathlon - Photo Gallery

2014 Issaquah Triathlon Photo Gallery

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Fast Times, Incredible Age Group Best Highlight Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon

 Dan Cruz, Competitor Group
 June 1, 2014
91-year-old cancer survivor Harriette Thompson becomes the second oldest women marathon finisher in U.S. history and sets a new age group U.S. & world best; Ethiopians Deksisa, Dibaba win half-marathon; Americans Bruce, Corrigan win marathon

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 1, 2014) – On the 17th anniversary of the Suja Rock ‘n Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma, at the 13.1-mile distance, youth was served today. And Ethiopians ruled the roads.

Star Wars™ Half Marathon Weekend Makes Its Intergalactic Arrival at Disneyland Resort in 2015

 Run Disney
 June 4, 2014
Four-day race weekend is first collaboration with Lucasfilm; Aerospace company Sierra Nevada Corporation to be inaugural event’s presenting sponsor; Race registration opens June 10

ANAHEIM, Calif.  – Joining forces with one of Hollywood’s most iconic brands, runDisney is creating another transportive race weekend – the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation at Disneyland Resort. The intergalactic journey begins January 15 and runs through January 18, 2015.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Yakima River Canyon Marathon - 2014 Race Report


Several years ago Lenore and I became better acquainted with Kathrine Switzer at the Victoria Marathon in British Columbia, Canada.  As we prepared for the 2014 Yakima River Canyon Marathon (YRCM) on April 5, 2014, our first choices for speakers were Kathrine and her husband Roger Robinson.  We were excited when they accepted our invitation and knew that it would make our 14th annual YRCM  “extra special.”
Bob and Lenore Dolphin

The contribution of this “Dynamic Duo” to the Running Sport is unique.  Kathrine is the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a registered runner….wearing bib #261.  She did this at the 1967 race in just over four hours.  In 1974 she was the first overall woman finisher in the New York City Marathon.  In a return visit to the Boston Marathon in 1975, she was the second woman overall to finish with a fast time of 2:51:37.  In 1977, Avon Products agreed with her to sponsor a women’s marathon.  This pioneer event was successful, so an international women’s running program was instituted.  As her influence grew, she authored books, provided running commentary by radio and television at races, was in demand as a guest speaker and became a perennial running and racing leader.

Berhane, Daska Win 36th BolderBOULDER

 May 26, 2014
Eritrean men, Ethiopean women win International Team Challenges; Flanagan and Quigley are first USA finishers

BOULDER, Colo. (May 26, 2014) – BolderBOULDER, America’s All-Time Best 10K, today announced that 52,115 walkers, joggers and runners registered for the 2014 race and 45,828 racers crossed the finish line this Memorial Day. The registration and finisher numbers do not reflect the additional 2,600 service men and women that participated in BolderBOULDER military satellite races around the world.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Portland Locals Griffiths, Dimoff Win Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland

 Competitor Group
 May 18, 2014
New 10K distance debuts for 3rd edition event, post race concert features G. Love & Special Sauce

PORTLAND, Ore. – Local runners made good on Sunday as the third Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon returned. In true Portland fashion, a cool morning drizzle led to alternating periods of sunny skies and rainy downpour as the last of the more than 10,000 entrants finished.