Winners receive weight-in-wine; sold-out field of 2,400 for 33rd edition - NAPA, Calif. - (March 6, 2011) - Chris Mocko, 25, of Palo Alto, Calif. and Camille Herron, 31, of West Lafayette, Ind. registered victories on Sunday at the 33rd Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon. For Mocko, the day was particularly memorable. His win, in 2 hours, 27 minutes, 2 seconds, came on his 25th birthday as his father, Paul, watched from the finish line. Herron led the women's race from wire-to-wire and recorded a finish time of 2:42:20. Periodic rain showers and moderate headwinds dampened an otherwise mild day for the sellout crowd of 2,400 marathon participants, but it did not damper their enthusiasm as they raced through the scenic Napa Valley wine growing region.
Registration Expected to Close Before the End of the Week - Less than 5,000 entries remain for the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and registration is expected to close before the end of the week. If you want to be a part of the 34th annual event on Sunday, October 9, register now to secure your spot in the field. Registration will close when the 45,000-participant capacity is reached. For more information on the race and to register, go to chicagomarathon.com.
Top three Americans with first "A" standard qualifying times to receive bonus money - PITTSBURGH - (February 25, 2011) - The Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon has announced special incentives to encourage Olympic hopefuls to race on Sunday, May 15, 2011. Awards will be made to the top three Americans who garner their first "A" qualifying times to compete at the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston on January 14.
Rodgers, Benoit Samuelson, Beardsley, Lewy Boulet also among VIP notables at 33rd edition - NAPA, Calif. - (February 26, 2011) - The Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon has announced its elite field. A strong group of top runners will join a sold-out crowd of 2,400 participants for the 33rd edition on Sunday, March 6, 2011. Although the race does not offer prize money, its fast and scenic course that spans the length of the world renowned Napa Valley wine country draws runners of all abilities from near and far.