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SACTOWN adds five-mile run

March 13, 2015 For immediate release New course crosses river, returns to state Capitol The Credit Union SACTOWN Ten-Mile Run celebrates its fifth anniversary by adding a five-mile race, offering a new course going through downtown Sacramento and West Sacramento and delivering another exciting finish near the state Capitol. The race, put on by the Sacramento Running Association and sponsored by local credit unions, is set for April 12. The event helps raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which includes Sacramento’s UC Davis...

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SRA’s Wallace wins national title

March 3, 2015 For immediate release Former UC Davis standout claims 1,000-meter crown Sacramento Running Association standout Lauren Wallace turned in a big performance at just the right time Sunday, winning the women’s 1,000 meters in the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships in Boston. Wallace, 26, held off three rivals in a furious finish at the Reggie Lewis Center. Choosing to stay on the inside, the former UC Davis runner finished in a meet record 2 minutes, 40.42 seconds, just ahead of Nike’s Treniere Moser 2:40.62, Nike’s...

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CIM offers early entry discount

Feb. 27, 2015 For immediate release Deferrals, VIP experience also available for runners Looking for a great deal? Want to be among the first in line? The California International Marathon offers runners a low-cost, early entry for its 2015 race. The pre-entry offer begins Tuesday, March 3 at 12:01 a.m. The first 1,000 registrants can gain a spot in the 33rd annual race, set for Dec. 6, for just $105, well below the regular registration price of $135. Runners can take advantage of the offer by visiting www.runcim.org. “Our pre-entry pricing...

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CIM offers early entry discount

Feb. 27, 2015 For immediate release Deferrals, VIP experience also available for runners Looking for a great deal? Want to be among the first in line? The California International Marathon offers runners a low-cost, early entry for its 2015 race. The pre-entry offer begins Tuesday, March 3 at 12:01 a.m. The first 1,000 registrants can gain a spot in the 33rd annual race, set for Dec. 6, for just $105, well below the regular registration price of $135. Runners can take advantage of the offer by visiting www.runcim.org. “Our pre-entry pricing...

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SRA inducts six into Hall of Fame

Feb. 23, 2015 For immediate release Edwards, Finkbeiner, Lange, Mastalirs, O’Neil honored Sally Edwards, co-founder of the California International Marathon and Fleet Feet Sports, headlined a group of six inductees joining the Sacramento Running Association’s Hall of Fame Saturday night. Edwards, talented ultramarathoner Bill Finkbeiner, legendary Jesuit High School coach Walt Lange, Jesuit distance aces Eric and Mark Mastalir and former Masters running standout Jim O’Neil were honored at the SRA’s third annual Hall of Fame and Annual...

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Mickle claims SRA Athlete of Year

Feb. 20, 2015 For immediate release National title, personal best at Boston highlight 2014 Sacramento’s Iain Mickle won a national 8k title, celebrated the Boston Strong spirit with a personal best in the marathon at age 53 and delivered a series of other impressive performances in 2014. The corporate and securities attorney’s running resume earned him the Sacramento Running Association’s Athlete of the Year Award. Mickle will be honored at the SRA’s Hall of Fame and Annual Achievement Awards Dinner on Saturday at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in...

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Edwards enters SRA Hall of Fame

Feb. 18, 2015 For immediate release Innovative pioneer shines on many running fronts (Last in a series highlighting the six members of the Sacramento Running Association’s 2015 Hall of Fame class. Today: Sally Edwards). Sally Edwards forged many deep connections to the Sacramento running community during an innovative, pioneering career. She co-founded the Sacramento Running Association and its marquee event, the California International Marathon. Edwards founded Fleet Feet Sports, the go-to place for shoes for countless local runners. She...

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Mastalirs enter SRA Hall of Fame

Feb. 12, 2015 For immediate release Jesuit distance stars reflect on their coach’s life lessons (Fourth in a series highlighting the six members of the Sacramento Running Association’s 2015 Hall of Fame class. Today: Eric and Mark Mastalir). They came to Jesuit High School as swimmers. After many miles along the American River Parkway, Eric and Mark Mastalir left as two of the best distance runners in the nation. Eric owned a tad more strength, Mark a touch more speed. The identical twins won California state individual titles in 1986, with...

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O’Neil savors his Masters’ sizzle

Feb. 11, 2015 For immediate release Former national, world champion earns spot in SRA Hall of Fame (Third in a series highlighting the six members of the Sacramento Running Association’s 2015 Hall of Fame class. Today: Jim O’Neil). At 89, with his competitive running days ending 20 years ago and his life in Sacramento close to 35 years in the rear-view mirror, Jim O’Neil said his latest recognition came as a surprise. “I’m very honored,” he said of his selection into the Sacramento Running Association Hall of Fame. “It’s been a long time...

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Super Sunday Run Delivers Fun

Feb. 1, 2015 For immediate release SRA athletes sweep 10k, 5k titles in festive start to big football day The Super Sunday Run started with live music, footballs tossed and kicked around and a pair of kids’ races to set the tone for a fun, festive day. At the end of the sixth annual event, participants lingered to partake in a tailgate party featuring free food and beer to prepare for the Seattle Seahawks-New England Patriots showdown. In between, athletes from the Sacramento Running Association’s Elite Team dominated the competition, winning...

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