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2014-07-08 12:25:24

Registration closes soon for The MoonWalk NYC 2014, an overnight bra-baring marathon for vital breast cancer causes NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Walk the Walk's night-time marathon for breast cancer, The MoonWalk NYC 2014 presented by Empire BlueCross BlueShield, will be closing its registration soon. Power Walkers looking to strut through the NYC streets in bedazzled bras and raise money for Memorial Sloan Kettering's Breast Examination Center of Harlem (BECH) will have...

2014-07-01 12:26:13

$38.4 Million Raised BOSTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Participants running on behalf of non-profit organizations raised $38.4 million for charity this year in the 118(th) running of the Boston Marathon. The 2014 figure is a record amount and nearly doubles the $20 million raised in 2013. In this year's race on April 21(st), with an expanded field size of 36,000 registered runners, more than 300 organizations received donations in support of their missions. The majority of...

2014-06-30 23:09:30

Industry-First “PR:Initiative” Program Generates Enthusiastic Response from Running Community San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The ElliptiGO Project, whose mission is to make runners faster through innovation, today announced their “PR:Initiative” (PR:I) had received hundreds of applications and was now underway with 130 participants. In partnership with Greg McMillan and the McMillan Running staff, program participants have received their free training programs and will follow...

2014-06-27 23:00:29

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is recruiting volunteers to staff its official Mile 19 water stop at the New York City Marathon. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 This year, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) has received the opportunity to staff the official water stop at Mile 19 of the New York City Marathon. The Meso Foundation is now recruiting volunteers interested in working on marathon day, on Sunday, November 2, between...

2014-06-19 23:01:36

Register with MDA Team Momentum and secure your entry in the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association has a last chance opportunity for anyone interested in participating in the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon by securing a guaranteed entry through MDA Team Momentum, the organization’s new nationwide endurance program designed to help support MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for muscle disease. The...

2014-06-05 08:25:45

Two Geneia Employees Go from Non-Athlete to Half Marathon Runners in 11 Weeks BOSTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geneia announced today that the company is sponsoring the Runner's World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival in Boston on June 6(th)-8(th), 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140605/94733 "At Geneia, we wholeheartedly embrace the idea that health care innovation and wellness begins with us. That's why we are thrilled to sponsor the Runner's World Heartbreak...

2014-05-14 23:12:35

By using the latest light therapy device from Nature Bright Company, Toine Schoutens guides the famous 3FM DJ Giel Beelen from the Netherlands through his world record attempt "Longest Marathon, Radio broadcast." Irvine, California (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 On Monday May 12 at 6.00 a.m., Giel Beelen starts the biggest challenge of his career. He will try to obtain the Guinness World Record “Longest Marathon, Radio DJ”. Two years ago the Belgian DJ Peter van der Veire of MNM (VRT)...

2014-05-01 16:27:06

Fastest growing participatory sport takes important step towards global unification BOSTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spartan Race, Inc., the world's leading obstacle racing company, today announced the selection of legendary adventure race icon, Ian Adamson (www.ianadamson.com), to lead the International Obstacle Racing Federation (IORF) (www.ObstacleRacing.org). The IORF, the creation of which Spartan Race also announced today, will serve as the international governing body of...

2014-04-28 23:13:03

The Boston Police Department recently utilized the ISS 24/7 Text Communication solution for the 118th Boston Marathon. The implementation of the Text Communication software afforded runners and patrons the ability to report suspicious activity during the race. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 The Boston Police Department recently utilized the ISS 24/7 Text Communication solution for the 118th Boston Marathon. This was the first running of the race since the bombing last year that...

2014-04-25 23:02:14

Sport Earphone Company’s Interactive Booth, Sponsored Athletes Team and Donation to Assist Runners in Need Made for a Memorable Weekend of Events St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 yurbuds®, a company deeply rooted in the running community, celebrated racers returning to the 2014 Boston starting line with a team of sponsored athletes and an interactive booth for all race attendees. With live video testimonials, t-shirt giveaways and exclusive Boston product benefitting charity,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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