RRCA Announces Running Award Recipients, Hall of Fame Inductees

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Since 1971, the RRCA has honored dedicated individuals for their outstanding service to the RRCA and the sport of distance running through the National Running Awards Ceremony.  We are delighted to announce the 2014 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2013 National Running Award recipients.

These outstanding contributors to our sport will be honored at the upcoming RRCA National Running Awards Banquet and Ceremony on May 3, 2014 in Spokane, WA.  We encourage all RRCA members to join us for this event to celebrate these award-winning contributors to the running community.

American Distance Project News

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Five ADP Athletes To Compete At US 15k Championships; Saina At Shamrockin' Run; Gray At St. Patrick's Dash

(Colorado Springs, CO) - Five ADP adidas/BRC athletes will toe the line at the US 15k Championships Saturday hosted by the Gate River Run in Jacksonville, FL, led by Alisha Williams who was runner-up in 2013.  Brianne Nelson, who was 4th in 2013, and Mattie Suver who was 5th and is now tied for first on the 2014 USA Running Circuit, join Williams along with Wendy Thomas who was recently 4th at the US Half Marathon in January and Adrian Neal. Athletes will be competing for $26,500 in prize money with the winner earning $12,000. The race also offers an Equalizer Bonus of $5,000 for the first male or female finisher with the women spotted a 6:18 head start.

Meghan Peyton, Jon Grey, Ben Sathre to Compete at USA 15k Championships in Jacksonville March 15; Gabriele Grunewald, Heather Kampf in World Indoors Finals

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – March 11, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Meghan Peyton, Jon Grey and Ben Sathre will compete this weekend at the USA 15k Championships in Jacksonville.  The championships for men and women are being held on March 15 as part of the 37th annual Gate River Run, which has hosted the USATF 15k Championships for 21 consecutive years.

The race, which is billed as the largest 15k in the U.S. with some 25,000 participants, starts and finishes at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.  For the elite field, the 15k features an equalizer bonus of $5,000 in addition to the prize purse.  For the equalizer, the women will start at 8:23 a.m. and the men will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the rest of the participants.  The first person to cross the finish line, female or male, receives the bonus.

Peyton is the 2013 USA 20k Champion and has a best in the 15k distance of 51:18.  Most recently she competed at the USA Half Marathon Championships in January and at the USA Cross Country Championships in February.  This will be her sixth appearance at Gate River.

Heather Kampf to Compete in 1500m at IAAF World Indoor Championships March 7-9

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – March 3, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf was notified today that she has been named to the U.S. team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, March 7-9.  Kampf was the alternate in the 1500 meters and will join the team due to the withdrawal of U.S. Women’s 1500m Champion Mary Cain because of injury.

Kampf, who placed third in the 1500m at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque on Feb. 23, leaves on a plane this evening for Poland.  She had just finished her run this morning on a treadmill at the Life Time Fitness Highland Park Club when she got the call.


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True Sports Performance Brand Supports Premier Running Club And Its Community of Elite Runners - IRVINE, CA, February 28, 2014 – This year, ASICS America builds onto its core running values and rich history by joining forces with the Mammoth Track Club, one of the country’s most respected running clubs.  The club has hosted some of America’s top distance runners, boasting 12 Olympians, 12 World Cross Country medals, 23 national records, 64 national championships, and two Olympic medals. The partnership between Mammoth and ASICS marks a historic time in the history of running, joining together two of the largest and most successful brands in the running community.