Marathons

Eighteen metro Atlanta organizati​ons to participat​e in Atlanta Track Club's Adopt a Marathon Mile program

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Eighteen metro Atlanta nonprofit organizations selected to participate in Atlanta Track Club's Adopt a Marathon Mile program Atlanta Track club to donate up to $135,000 to participating organizations - ATLANTA, August 17, 2011- The Atlanta Track Club (ATC) today announced 18 metro Atlanta nonprofit organizations chosen to participate in its Adopt a Marathon Mile program during the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 30. The organizations will "adopt" a mile along the route, assisting with water stops and creating "cheer zones," in exchange for a donation from the ATC.

“Freshman Class of 2011,” Including Bobby Curtis and Lauren Fleshman, to Debut at ING New York City Marathon

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Ed Moran and Molly Pritz round out USA runners making marathon debuts in New York on Sunday, November 6 - New York, August 10, 2011—The “Freshman Class of 2011”—Bobby Curtis, Ed Moran, Lauren Fleshman, and Molly Pritz—will make their marathon debuts at the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.

Runners, Take Your Mark: Honda LA Marathon Kicks Off Registration for 2012 Race

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First 1,000 registrants to receive 25 percent off coupon code from K-Swiss - Los Angeles – In Los Angeles, it’s 26.2 miles to stardom. And runners can now secure their spots on the starting line by signing up for the 2012 Honda LA Marathon to be held on Sunday, March 18th. The race is expected to draw in excess of 25,000 participants for the third running of the marathon’s wildly successful “Stadium to the Sea” route, which takes runners from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier, with a highlight reel of sights in between: famous districts such as Chinatown and Little Tokyo; iconic areas including the Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive; and noteworthy L.A. landmarks Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Capitol Records Building and many more.

U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall to Compete in 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Against Fellow Sub 2:05 Marathoner on Fast Course

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CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall will compete in the 34th annual race on October 9, setting up a rematch against fellow sub 2:05 performer Moses Mosop of Kenya. Hall, who recorded a personal best 2:04:58 at the Boston Marathon in April, finishing behind Mosop's 2:03:06, will match strides against the world's best runners in Chicago as he begins his run up to the 2012 Olympic Games Marathon. The Mammoth Lakes, Calif., resident and recognized philanthropist also announced that he will donate any prize money earned in Chicago to his non-profit organization, The Hall Steps Foundation, to support anti-poverty programs in Kenya.