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2014-09-11 23:07:31

Matt Jones shares his inspiring story of conquering cancer three times and running marathons on five continents after relearning how to walk at national conference. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Three-time cancer conqueror and worldwide marathon runner Matt Jones will be the keynote speaker at the National Conference for the Independent Insurance Agents Young Professionals on September 13th in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “You need to develop a marathon mentality to deal with the realities of...

2014-09-08 12:26:10

This is the eighth straight year every spot has been sold for the race COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the eighth consecutive year, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is sold out. Darris Blackford, Race Director, said the timing of the sell-out breaks last year's record by nearly a month, with a field of 18,000 athletes competing Sunday, October 19, 2014. Blackford attributes the marathon's partnership with Nationwide Children's...

2014-08-28 23:13:36

Registration now open for Sept. 16 – Oct. 12 flexible and convenient Children's Miracle Network Hospitals wellness program. 27-day Miracle Marathon helps participants get active while helping local kids get well. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16, individuals and groups of all ages and fitness levels will begin a 27-day “Miracle Marathon” to improve their own health while supporting the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital....

2014-08-27 23:01:27

Skirt Sports, the innovative women’s running apparel brand is proud to announce its partnership with pioneer runner, Kathrine Switzer, most noted for her brave running of the 1967 all-male Boston Marathon. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Skirt Sports, the innovative women’s running apparel brand is proud to announce its partnership with pioneer runner, Kathrine Switzer, most noted for her brave running of the 1967 all-male Boston Marathon. The collaboration creates a line of women’s...

2014-08-26 12:26:59

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Runners must act now to save $5 on registration for the sixth running of the annual Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) presented by Inside-Out Sports. On September 1 prices of both the March 15, 2015 events - the full and half marathons - will increase by $5 to $80 and $70 respectively. A schedule of incremental price increases is available at www.tobaccoroadmarathon.com/policies. See a video capturing the excitement at the...

2014-08-22 23:07:30

Tug McGraw Foundation and Team McGraw is partnering with Team Red, White and Blue to participate in the 39th Annual Marine Corps Marathon on October 26, 2014. Yountville, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Tug McGraw Foundation and Team McGraw is partnering with Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) to participate in the 39th Annual Marine Corps Marathon on October 26, 2014. TRWB athletes and Team McGraw runners will join forces in coaching, training and participation for the 26.2-mile course that...

2014-08-20 12:24:22

As the Official Timekeeper & Timepiece of the Event NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TAG Heuer announced today that the world-leading luxury Swiss watch brand, recognized for its prestigious sports watches, has been named the official timekeeper and timepiece of the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon, for three years, from 2014 to 2016. "The TCS New York City Marathon perfectly embodies the TAG Heuer mindset of mental fortitude, perseverance and inner strength," said TAG Heuer...

2014-08-16 16:20:50

City Officials, Community Leaders and Running Enthusiasts celebrate the 13.1 mile race and downtown cultural festival as a landmark community event which supports the city's revitalization efforts. OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, City Officials and Community Leaders supported over 1,500 runners who participated in the city's first annual "The Town's Half Marathon Filtered By Brita" on Saturday. The 13.1 mile race through Oakland's historic...

2014-08-14 23:02:08

ProRehab and Team 13 Help Athletes Prepare for October 4th Race Evansville, Indiana (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 ProRehab and Team 13, the official training program for the 11th annual YMCA Evansville Half Marathon, are helping both experienced and novice athletes prepare for the Saturday, October 4, 2014 race. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, beginning July 8th, for the 13 weeks leading up to the October 4th race, members of Team 13 meet to train and prepare for the half marathon, with...

2014-08-08 16:22:14

California's Classic Oceanfront Race will take place on February 1st of next year in Huntington Beach, California. HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers for the 19th annual Surf City USA Marathon announced registration levels reached an all-time high for the month of July and attributed the high volumes to racers who are traveling from out of town to compete. California's Classic Oceanfront Race will take place on February 1(st) of next year in Huntington...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'