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SRA offers free youth track meets

May 28, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher Sacramento schoolkids ready for three events at Burbank The Sacramento Running Association’s Spring Youth Fitness Program includes a series of free track meets at Luther Burbank High School for Sacramento elementary school students. The meets, set for June 2, 4 and 9, run from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The SRA plans to bus children in grades 3-6 from 12 schools and clubs to the events. Focusing on effort, spirit and respect, the meets encourage kids to make healthy choices for themselves....

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Hanna, Hoeg earn Gold Rush titles

May 9, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher Men’s winner overcomes bad fall in 50k from Pilot Hill to Folsom Rich Hanna overcame a nasty fall to run away with the men’s title and Tracy Hoeg delivered a winning move along the second half of the course to win the women’s race Saturday in the Gold Rush 50k. Hanna, a longtime race director and coach from Sacramento, finished the 31-mile course from Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park in Pilot Hill to historic Folsom in an event record 3 hours, 52 minutes and 58 seconds. Sacramento’s...

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Gold Rush 50k hits trails

May 7, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher SRA event offers runners a gentler race experience The Sacramento Running Association’s effort to provide quality running events for local runners hits the trails on Saturday for the third annual Gold Rush 50k. Instead of pounding the pavement during events like the California International Marathon, the Super Sunday Run or the Credit Union SACTOWN Five- and Ten-Mile Run, runners can enjoy the softer feel of trail running during the Gold Rush 50k. The May 9 race begins at Cronan Ranch...

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Gold Rush 50k caters to runners

April 24, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Ultra from Pilot Hill to Folsom provides training opportunity The Gold Rush 50k offers veteran ultrarunners a great opportunity to train for a summer 100-miler and newcomers a chance to check out the trails in a scenic setting for the first time. The third annual race, set for May 9, begins at Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park in Pilot Hill and ends in historic Folsom. The course, which follows gold-mining routes on mostly single-track trails through the...

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SRA’s Hitchings shines at Boston

April 20, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Local runner claims 50-54 title, finishes 57th in women’s race Jenny Hitchings, who runs for the Sacramento Running Association’s Elite Team, won the women’s 50-54 age-group title Monday at the Boston Marathon with a 2-hour, 52-minute, 51-second effort. The 51-year-old Sacramentan finished more than three minutes ahead of runner-up Nina Ytterstad of Norway (2:56:03). Hitchings finished 57th overall in the women’s race, won by Kenya’s Caroline Rotich (2:24:55)....

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Run celebrates Boston Marathon

April 14, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Sacramento Running Association plans free fun run on Wednesday The spirit of the Boston Marathon returns to Sacramento on Wednesday night. A free fun run offered by the Sacramento Running Association on April 15 honors and celebrates the Boston race, which began in 1897 and is the world’s oldest annual marathon. It also pays tribute to the three victims who were killed and the more than 260 people who were injured by the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. A...

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Chipangama, Kibii win SACTOWN races

April 12, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Young patients help energize event for children’s hospitals After Timmy Brown and Angela House supplied the early energy for Sunday’s Credit Union SACTOWN Five- and Ten-Mile Run, Jordan Chipangama and Jane Kibii kept the momentum going by besting elite fields to win 10-mile individual titles. Brown, a 5-year-old brain cancer survivor, ran in the Miracle Mile to start the festivities on a gorgeous day at the state Capitol. House, a 13-year-old leukemia patient,...

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Past winners head SACTOWN field

April 10, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Biwott, Alemayehu return seeking Pacific Association championship Past champions Shadrack Biwott and Tesfaye Alemayehu and California International Marathon runner-up Jane Kibii headline a strong elite field for Sunday’s Credit Union SACTOWN Five- and Ten-Mile Run. The fifth annual event, which helps raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including UC Davis Children’s Hospital, serves as USA Track & Field’s Pacific Association 10-Mile...

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Meet the Macros

Meet the Macros Carbohydrate, protein, fat and water are called the macronutrients. Macro refers to the amount in which they are needed, not their actual molecular size. In other words, we need large amounts of these nutrients; as opposed to the micronutrients, vitamins and minerals, of which we need a very small amount. Of the macros, three of them, carbohydrate, protein and fat, not only provide calories but are our only sources of calories, otherwise known as ENERGY. CARBOHYDRATES The current culture has framed carbohydrates in a bad...

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Running to help the cause

April 6, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org After five surgeries, Timmy Brown plans to enter SACTOWN event Timmy Brown was only 2 ½ years old when he came to UC Davis Children’s Hospital in January of 2012. Diagnosed with a brain tumor (medulloblastoma), he underwent five surgeries, endured six months of chemotherapy and tolerated multiple hospital stays typically lasting a week at a time. Three years later, his prognosis is good. Timmy, 5, plans to run in the Miracle Mile near the state Capitol on...

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