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Chicago’s Shamrock Shuffle 8K/5K Closes at 32,500

CHICAGO, IL (January 29, 2009) ‰ÛÒ Registration for the 30th Anniversary Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle officially closed today when the combined participant capacity of 32,500 for the 8K Run and 5K Fitness Walk was reached. Registration opened to the public on January 1.   The annual rite of spring …

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14-pg. Online Recycling Guidelines for Mega Events

AFMInc Publishes Recycling Guidelines for Mass Participant Sporting Events A broad review of best recycling practices at special events includes recommendations for recycling Heatsheetså¨ finishers’ blankets as well as other recyclable materials PETALUMA, Calif. – (January 30, 2009) – Stephanie Deigan, President and COO of AFMInc has announced the online …

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Saucony Signs Two-time Olympian Anthony ‘Fam’ Famiglietti

SAUCONY SIGNS ENDORSEMENT DEAL WITH TWO-TIME U.S. OLYMPIAN ANTHONY ‘FAM‰Ûª FAMIGLIETTI   ‰ÛÏFam‰Û to make brand debut at 2009 USA Cross Country Championships presented by Saucony LEXINGTON, MA (January 28, 2009) ‰ÛÒ Saucony, Inc., a leading global supplier of performance athletic footwear and apparel, today announced the signing of two-time …

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Oklahoma Frosh German Fernandez Runs 3:56.50 Indoor Mile

Fernandez named Athlete of the Week INDIANAPOLIS – German Fernandez has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after running the fastest ever indoor mile race by a junior athlete at the Razorback Invitational Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark.   A national high school record holder at 3,200m and …

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Endurance Sports Media Group Signs Canada’s “Get Out There” magazine

ENDURANCE SPORTS MEDIA GROUP TO REPRESENT GET OUT THERE MAGAZINE IN CANADA   BEND, Oregon‰ÛÓJanuary 23, 2009: The Endurance Sports Media Group, Inc. [Ed. note: of which New England Runner is a member] announced today that it will be the official U.S. advertising sales agency for Toronto-based Get Out There …

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Chicago Marathon Registration Opens Sunday, Feb. 1

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration to Open Sunday, February 1   32nd Annual Event to Take Place on Sunday, October 11   CHICAGO, IL (January 22, 2009) ”ʼ Online registration for the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will open to the public beginning at midnight (CST) on February …

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Sports Hernia – No Need to Stay Down & Out

What Used to be a Season Ending Injury – Now a Mere Annoyance by Dr. David Edelman One of the “Top Ten Peskiest Injuries‰Û¢bCrLf for runners, a hernia injury undoubtedly tops the list, as the painful condition is often overlooked and nearly impossible to prevent. Although there are many types …

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Is World Record No. 27 on Tap for ‘Geb’ in Dubai?

Dubai (UAE): Although world records have come with the same metronomic regularity he applies to his marathon running, Haile Gebrselassie won’t be drawn just yet on whether next week’s Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on January 16 will be world record number 27. But the running legend says he is in …

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