Marathons

2012 Big Sur Marathon Quickly Filling

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Registration for the popular Big Sur International Marathon opened last Friday and marathon slots are already nearly half full.  Runners from all 50 states plus 15 countries have signed up to run the 27th Presentation on April 29, 2012.

2011 St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon Sells Out; Limited Spots Available for St. Jude Heroes

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Secure a spot as a St. Jude Hero by committing to raise $500 for St. Jude - MEMPHIS, TENN. (July 15, 2011) – Participants can still secure spots in the now sold-out  St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon to be held Saturday, December 3, by becoming a St. Jude Hero. St. Jude Heroes take their race commitment to the next level by raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. By committing to raise at least $500, participants will be guaranteed a race entry while spots are still available. The St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon is one of four races of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend which includes the St. Jude Memphis Marathon, the Memphis Grizzlies House 5K and the St. Jude Memphis Family Race and Kids Marathon.

Largest Field in Event History, Record Number of Participants Expected to Mark 40th Anniversary of Chevron Houston Marathon

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2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon to be held one day prior to race day - HOUSTON (Jul. 15, 2011) - The Houston Marathon Committee is excited to celebrate its 40th anniversary running of the Houston Marathon six months from today on January 15, 2012. The 2012 event will mark the largest participant base in the event's history with a record 28,000 participants expected to hit the streets of Houston in the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and El Paso Corporation 5K.

Inaugural Empire State Marathon Announces Broadcast Sponsor

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Achieve Fitness, LLC announced an agreement with Time Cable Warner and its networks, YNN and Time Warner Cable Sports of Central New York, to become the official TV broadcast media sponsor of the inaugural Empire State Marathon and Half-Marathon.

Kauai Marathon Again Offers $15,000 Speed Challenge

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For the second year, the $15,000 Speed Challenge will be offered at the Kauai Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, September 4, 2011 in Poipu, Kauai. Male and female runners who complete the marathon in under 2 hours, 30 minutes for men and 2:45:00 for women will split the prize money. Last year's winner Michael Wardian missed the Speed Challenge bonus by 52 seconds and will return this year to defend his title, as well as run for the $15,000. Other notable runners for the 2011 event expected include the inaugural Kauai Marathon winner JT Service, 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier Tyler McCandless and two Kenyan athletes David Tuwei and James Boitt.