CLEVELAND (Nov. 10, 2010) – Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K race organizers announced they are expecting another record-breaking year for registered runners and walkers in the May 15, 2011 event. Current registration numbers for the 34th annual event are up 76 percent over the same date last year.
Program increases prize purse by 50% for 2011 race - Atlanta, GA – November 8, 2010 – The Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon announced today the implementation of a new elite runner program catering to Georgia and runners from the southeastern United States for the March 20, 2011 race. The new program will increase the overall prize purse from $11,500 in 2010, to $17,250 in 2011, a 50% increase, and offer separate prize schedules for legal residents of Georgia, legal residents of the southeastern U.S. and overall participants. According to the program’s specifications, eligible runners will have the opportunity to win prize money from all three categories.
MELBOURNE, Fla. - (November 2, 2010) - Following the trend of several other races to make its event more accessible to everyday runners, organizers of the State Farm Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon Weekend have announced the addition of a relay division to its half-marathon run. East Central Florida's premiere distance running event will be competed February 5 & 6, 2011 and includes a 5K, 8K, half and full marathon and a marathon distance hand cycle race.
NEW YORK - (November 7, 2010) - The running of the 41st ING New York City Marathon marked the official conclusion of the 2009-10 World Marathon Majors series. The overall series standings remained largely unchanged with Kenya's Sammy Wanjiru and Russia's Liliya Shobukhova having both earned insurmountable leads after victories at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last month. However, New York City race champions Gebre Gebrmariam of Ethiopia and Edna Kiplagat of Kenya added their names to the mix with their 25-point efforts.
NEW YORK - In her highly anticipated debut over 26.2 miles, Shalane Flanagan on Sunday turned in the highest place finish by an American woman at the ING New York City Marathon in 20 years, placing second in 2:28:40 and winning the 2010 USA Women's Marathon Championship.