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A World Record at CIM?

Aug. 7, 2014 For immediate release Tollefsons’ combined effort sets apparent Guinness mark Tim and Lindsay Tollefson headed into the 2013 California International Marathon hoping to record qualifying times for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. The couple might have achieved something else last December during the 26.2-mile race from Folsom to the state Capitol: a Guinness World Record. The Tollefsons’ combined time of 5 hours – he ran 2:18:29, she finished in 2:41:31 — appears to be the fastest marathon run by a married couple in...

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Abbott, Asch take SRA reins

July 31, 2014 For immediate release Executive director ran at Jesuit; race director comes from Texas The Sacramento Running Association stayed close to home to land its new executive director, then pivoted and reached deep into the heart of Texas to bring aboard its director of race operations. Scott Abbott, who ran with Olympian Michael Stember for legendary coach Walt Lange at Jesuit High School before competing for UCLA and coaching at Sacramento State, takes over as the SRA’s executive director. Eli Asch, a runner at Whitman College in...

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SRA offers CIM training

July 16, 2014 For immediate release Program helps runners achieve marathon goals Ready to run your first marathon, savor a personal-best effort or maybe even land a Boston Marathon qualifying time? Check out the Sacramento Running Association’s California International Marathon Training Program, which offers runners individualized attention, excellent coaching and a chance to experience the camaraderie that comes with taking on a challenge together. The 15-week program begins on Aug. 24, with a mandatory kickoff meeting set for Aug. 20 at the...

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Conley wins national title at home

June 26, 2014 For immediate release SRA standout roars down stretch to beat Hasay in 10,000 meters Kim Conley stayed positive as Jordan Hasay passed her heading into the final turn of the women’s 10,000 meters at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships Thursday night at Hornet Stadium. “I just kept saying one word over and over, and that’s courage,” Conley said after chasing down Hasay in the final straightaway to win her first national title. “It’s a dangerous place to be, in front. If I could still be there with 120 (meters) to go, I...

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Conley takes aim at 10,000 title

June 24, 2014 For immediate release SRA star and 2012 Olympian ready for U.S. Championships Kim Conley went to Eugene, Ore. in 2012 and delivered some magic, roaring down the stretch to finish third in the women’s 5,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials and earn a trip to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. This time, the Sacramento Running Association standout and West Sacramento resident gets a chance to perform on a national stage at home. The former UC Davis standout heads into this week’s USA Track and Field Outdoor...

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USA meet features Billy Mills 10k

June 20, 2014 For immediate release Local runners can help celebrate 50th anniversary of golden run Sacramento-area runners can take part in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships and celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest upsets in Olympic history on Thursday at Hornet Stadium. The Billy Mills 10k, put on by the Sacramento Sports Commission and the Sacramento Running Association, starts and finishes at Hornet Stadium Thursday night during the second day of the USA Outdoor event. The race begins at 7 p.m. Runners can...

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SRA run celebrates National Running Day

May 31, 2013 For immediate release Local five-mile event on Wednesday night begins at Guy West Bridge, follows river The Sacramento Running Association encourages local runners to join its community run on Wednesday evening to celebrate National Running Day. Runners can meet at 6 p.m. at the University Avenue entrance to the Guy West Bridge. The five-mile run will follow the bike trail to Watt Ave. and return on the other side of the American River. The event is part of a coast-to-coast effort on June 5th to celebrate the benefits of running....

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Freedom Mile joins SRA lineup

May 21, 2013 For immediate release New event set for Juneteenth Festival, will benefit St. HOPE Public Schools The Freedom Mile, the Sacramento Running Association’s newest event, offers runners a chance to race at a classic distance while helping St. HOPE Public Schools as part of the Juneteenth Festival. An 8 a.m. start is planned for the June 15th event at William Land Park. Competition will be held in age groups ranging from 8 and under to 70 and older. The race is part of the 12th annual Juneteenth Festival, a celebration of the...

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SRA athletes continue strong performances

May 15, 2013 For immediate release Wallace helps set U.S. relay record, LaBeaud gets 10,000 ‘A’ standard The Sacramento Running Association’s Elite Team continues to ride a strong wave of momentum heading into the summer. From Lea Wallace lending a hand in setting an American relay record to Natasha LaBeaud achieving the ‘A’ standard for the upcoming USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, SRA athletes are delivering noteworthy performances. Wallace’s 4×800 meter relay team ran 8 minutes and 4 seconds at the Penn Relays, breaking...

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SRA donates $10,000 to Boston victims

May 1, 2013 For immediate release Money will be sent to One Fund Boston to assist those impacted by bombings The Sacramento Running Association plans to donate $10,000 to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, SRA Executive Director Ellen Moore announced Wednesday. Moore said the money will be sent directly to The One Fund Boston, set up to assist those affected by the tragedy. “The Sacramento Running Association, on behalf of the entire running community in Sacramento, is honored to contribute to The One Fund Boston,” Moore said. “We...

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