Finisher total rises 13% year-over-year, while total events surge 18% - WICHITA, Kan. – For the second year in a row, finisher numbers for Fourth of July races increased, ranking the holiday as the second most popular among runners in 2016, sitting only behind Thanksgiving.
SACRAMENTO, California -- USA Track & Field (USATF) and the American Cancer Society on Wednesdayannounced a joint effortto raise money for the fight against cancer, leveraging Team USATF’s athletic achievements to help beat cancer.
ISTAF presents a glittering array of stars including Renaud Lavillenie, Christoph Harting and Innovation for the Fans - Two great stars of track and field have confirmed that they will be competing in this year's ISTAF on August 27 in Berlin's Olympic Stadium: Renaud Lavillenie of France, world record holder in the pole vault, and Berlin's very own Olympic discus champion Christoph Harting will be aiming for honours in the most prestigious German athletics meeting of the year. The ISTAF organisers will also be providing an innovative feature for the fans with a stage constructed above one of the bends as the athletes run underneath, creating the effect of going through a tunnel.
Runners of all ages and abilities can pledge to take part in the day via GlobalRunningDay.org - May 8, 2017—Pledging for Global Running Day and the second annual Million Kid Run on June 7 is now open on GlobalRunningDay.org. Runners of all ages and abilities can pledge to run on June 7 and add their name to the list of people from all over the world who are coming together to celebrate the sport on Global Running Day.
Racepass reshapes racing industry with new platform and subscription service that helps runners save more the farther they runWritten by Super User
With 17.2 million race finishers in the US alone in 2015*, there is an audience and an appetite for distance running. But the industry is ripe for disruption—traditional race participation is down for the first time in 20 years*; races and sponsors are frustrated with inadequate reach and frequency; and for runners, it’s difficult to find races and expensive to participate—until now.