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NYRR Finalizes Events for National Running Day

June 05, 2012 at 12:30pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Special water stops, a Team for Kids jog, a mixer in Brooklyn, early number pickup for the NYRR New York Mini 10K, and an array of Run the City discounts have been added to the roster of New York Road Runners events celebrating tomorrow’s fourth-annual National Running Day.

National Running Day, held each year on the first Wednesday in June, is a day for runners at all levels to declare—and demonstrate—their passion for running. The virtual Read More

Categories: Human Interest

NYRR Youth Runners to Sprint in Times Square

June 04, 2012 at 12:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

One hundred New York City youth runners will sprint 100 meters in a “100-100-100” Times Square exhibition race at 1:00 p.m. this Wednesday, June 6, as the centerpiece of an event honoring the centennial year of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the sport’s global governing body,

Most of the 100 youth runners, ages 10-14, are members of New York Road Runners youth programs. They will be joined by the 7- and 8-year-old finalists in Read More

Categories: Human Interest

5 Things You Should Know About Me: Desiree Davila

June 01, 2012 at 12:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

When Desiree Davila concluded a solid but not spectacular track career at Arizona State University in 2005 and wanted to see if she could get more out of herself as an athlete, she fit the mold of a recruit for the Rochester Hills, MI, Hansons-Brooks Distance Project in every way but one: her warm-weather roots. “She’s not somebody we would have ever contacted,” said Kevin Hanson in a pre-Boston Marathon interview in 2011. “She’s from Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Davila, Kiplagat, Dado Headline NYRR New York Mini 10K

May 30, 2012 at 11:30am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Desiree Davila, Edna Kiplagat, and Firehiwot Dado lead a deep international field for the 40th anniversary of the NYRR New York Mini 10K, New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg announced today.

The all-women race, which features eight 2012 Olympians, will take place on Saturday, June 9, in Central Park beginning at 8:00 a.m. Three of the event’s legends—race co-founders Kathrine Switzer and Nina Kuscsik and the Mini’s first champion, Jacqueline Dixon—will be honored Read More

Categories: Human Interest

NYRR Men Take Sixth In Championship Race

May 25, 2012 at 10:45am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

On a windy and unseasonably warm evening in Chicago last night, the New York Road Runners team of Ro Crispin, John Honerkamp, Skip Stiles, and Stuart Calderwood toed the Grant Park starting line knowing that that the competition would be tough. This was, after all, a race for an international title.

“When they said this was a world championship, they weren’t kidding,” said Crispin (in photo). “Everyone there was really fast.”

NYRR fought hard, finishing sixth in Read More

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