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2016 Running USA Annual Half Marathon Report

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Half marathon distance experiences fourth largest finisher total in history - WICHITA, Kan. - (June 20, 2017) - A total of 1,900,000 runners finished a half marathon in the U.S. in 2016, down from the record high of just over two million finishers in 2014 and slightly down from the 1,986,600 total in 2015. While participation dropped, there were a record 2,800 U.S. half marathon events in 2016, up from 2,700 in 2015.

Flying Pig Marathon Earns Gold Level Inspire Status from Council for Responsible Sport

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Inspire-certified events are required to provide sustainability metrics and are expected to share their story with fellow event organizers - Cincinnati (For Immediate Release) – The Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G, celebrating its 20th running in 2018, has earned Gold Level Inspire Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport, an Oregon-based non-profit supporting and promoting sustainability in sports.

Charity Treadmill Challenge to Kick Off 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race Events

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4th annual Kilometer Kids Charity Chase to revitalize 1996 Olympic warm-up track - ATLANTA – June 19, 2017A team treadmill challenge to restore a part of Atlanta’s Olympic legacy will kick off days of events surrounding the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Atlanta Track Club announced today its fourth annual Kilometer Kids Charity Chase to raise money to revitalize Cheney Stadium at Atlanta’s Phoenix Park, which served as the warm-up facility for track and field athletes at the 1996 Olympic Games.

2016 Largest Road Races Report

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The annual Running USA Largest Races Report shows in 2016 that the seven largest races each retained their 2015 ranking, while six races appeared in the top 50 for the first time. A comprehensive analysis of finisher totals at the nation’s largest road races, the report analyzes available finisher data for 2016.