INDIANAPOLIS - The 2009 USA Track & Field Annual Meeting began Thursday morning with the event's Opening Session at the Downtown Westin Hotel in Indianapolis. USATF Chairman and President, Stephanie Hightower welcomed approximately 1,000 volunteers, officials, coaches, athletes and administrators who chart the future of the sport.
EUGENE, Ore. - (December 1, 2009) - The inaugural Eugene Women's Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, September 5, 2010 and will be capped at 2,500 runners and walkers. The 13.1 mile event will be produced by the Eugene Marathon. Since 2003, according to Running USA, the half-marathon has been the fastest growing road race distance in the U.S. with double digit gains over the past three years.
Professional field announced for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half MarathonWatch a live webcast of the race Sunday morning at www.runrocknroll.com - Las Vegas, NV – December 3, 2009 – An international field of elite athletes will lead more than 27,000 registered runners down the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, December 6 for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon powered by Zappos.com to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.
Western Michigan University is in their final month of trying to raise $300,000 to reinstate the Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field programs. So far over $200,000 has been pledged.
Western Michigan is one of five Mid American Conference schools to drop men’s track and field in recent years. Track and field is the “oldest sport know to Mankind” and has the second highest number of participants of all high school sports but has been eliminated at a number of universities in the past last ten years.
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Dec. 2, 2009 - Eight Team USA Minnesota distance runners will participate with more than 3,000 other runners and walkers in the 22nd annual Life Time Fitness Reindeer Run 5k on Dec. 5. The fun run starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Harriet bandshell and circles the south Minneapolis lake on a "sleigh-measured" course.
- Goethals and Verzbicas Capture First Place Titles in 31st Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional
- Cuffe and Miles Capture First Place Titles in 31st Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional
- Sveinsson and Lutz Capture First Place Titles in 31st Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships South Regional
- Susan G. Komen For The Cure® Named Official National Charity Of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon