Marathons

Volunteers Needed for Grandma's Marathon 1,000 Positions Still Available

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(Duluth, Minn.) If you have always wanted to experience Grandma's Marathon but running just isn't for you, then volunteering is the perfect solution.

About 1,000 positions remain for next month's marathon events June 16-18. Join the Grandma's Marathon team of 5,000 volunteers and help make the race's 35th annual celebration an event to remember.

Nike to Sponsor Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay

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Atlanta, April 11, 2011 - The Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay, announced that Nike has been named the official apparel and shoe sponsor of the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay which will take place on Sunday, October 30, 2011.  As the official apparel and shoe sponsor, Nike will provide participants in the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay with Nike long-sleeve performance shirts.

Early Registration Now Open for Houston Marathon Weekend

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HOUSTON - New to 2012, eligible runners of the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half-Marathon will be able to register during an early registration period which opened yesterday (Tuesday, May 10, 2011) and closes on Tuesday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Revamped Olympic Trials Marathon Course Unveiled in Houston

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HOUSTON - (May 9, 2011) - The Houston Marathon Committee and USA Track & Field have announced that the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon course has been modified based on feedback received from athletes and coaches after a first run of the course at the USA Half Marathon Championships last January where the top U.S. men and women "test drove" the multi-loop course. Houston will host the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon on Saturday, January 14, 2012, a first for a single city to host both the men's and women's Olympic Trials races at the same event.

10 New Things About the 2011 Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon

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#10 - The Marathon is going green With the largest relay in the Rocky Mountains, the event is utilizing public transportation. This year, all relay runners will receive free RTD tickets to get to the finish line party in City Park, and back to their cars. All relay exchange zones are near RTD stops. Plus, there will be Virtual Goody Bags to the runners with electronic coupons from the race sponsors and vendors. And that's not all: race sponsor Hydrapour is providing high flow water spouts at every aid station so runners can refill their Hydrapouches or other container, to help reduce the paper water cup trash.