The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) is hosting the 14th Annual Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon, 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, 1K Kids' Fun Run & Bike Tour event at the Irvine Spectrum Center on Sunday, May 6, 2012.
In a day that combined sunshine, fog and heavy winds, nearly 9,000 runners braved the elements to compete in the Big Sur International Marathon and shorter distance events on the scenic Big Sur coastline of Central California.
Always a meet that floods stat lists with super early-season marks, the 2012 edition of the Mt. SAC Relays didn't disappoint. From a barely-windy 9.85 for Walter Dix to another 23-plus leap for Brittney Reese, many of the athletes who will likely populate Team USA in London made their mark.
SAN FRANCISCO - Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing Business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) announced that its partnership with The San Francisco Marathon (TSFM) has reached the next level, with Wipro becoming the marathon’s title sponsor for 2012.
CARMEL, Calif. - (April 18, 2012) - Runners hailing from 35 countries to participate in the Big Sur International Marathon can now be connected in advance of their journey to the California coastline. A new mobile app is debuting this week, and the runners' virtual goodie bag will be digitally delivered the week of the April 29 race.
LONG BEACH, Calif. – C2O, a locally-based maker of 100% natural coconut water with nutritional properties, is the newest sponsor of the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon & Half-Marathon. The three year deal includes title to the Running Club Leaderboard and the innovative “Live Rejuvenated” campaign.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Ragnar Relay SoCal, a 200-mile team relay that starts and finishes on parks located on the Pacific Coastline, announced record participation levels for the 2012 event, scheduled to run Friday-Saturday, April 20 through 21, throughout southern California.
The Big Sur International Marathon has great taste in sponsors. Chocolate, coffee and wine – delicious offerings with qualities beneficial to runners’ performance as well as their palates – are among three new supplier sponsors for the 2012 event.
Thousands of athletes have taken on the military-inspired courses of the Merrell Down and Dirty Mud Run since the series premier in 2010. Soon thousands more will have a chance as the extended 2012 tour gets underway.
For the first time since 1997, San Jose State University is adding to its NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program. With a keen interest in enhancing its women's cross country team, the Spartans plan to add outdoor track beginning with the 2013-14 season.
May is National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month. More than 2 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed annually, making it the most prevalent cancer in America. I alone make up more than a few of these cases each year during my biannual visit to the dermatologist.
Baltimore, MD (April 5th, 2012)--The third annual Oakland Running Festival (ORF) contributed an estimated $3.5 million to the city’s and state’s economy according to a recent study by the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI), an economic research and consulting firm located at Towson University in Towson, Md.
CARLSBAD, Calif. - (April 1, 2012) - The 27th Carlsbad 5000 had a familiar ring with repeat champions, fast times and windy conditions. When it ended Sunday, Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia won the men's championship for the second year in a row, clocking 13 minutes, 11 seconds, tying for the fourth-fastest time ever on the roads and another Ethiopian, Tirunesh Dibaba, regained the women's title she won in 2005, running 15:01.
CARLSBAD, Calif. - (March 28, 2012) - A race renowned for fast runners and world records once again welcomes a stellar field for the elite invitational at the 27th Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
The Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay opens for registration on April 1. The popular Half Marathon will be featuring its "10th Presentation" on Sunday, November 18, 2012. A capped field of 9,000 runners typically sells out by mid-summer so race organizers are encouraging early sign ups.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Entries for the 2012 OC Marathon, one of the premier destination races in Southern California, are 30 percent ahead of last year and expected to top the record 15,000 runners in 2011.
by Larry Eder
The folks at ASICS America have something with the Honda LA Marathon. Nice video capturing the flavor of the race. I did love running the race in the late 80s, and it is nice to see the race thriving.