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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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Run For TODAY includes SACTOWN

March 31, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Local race part of national effort To encourage women’s running The TODAY Show and KCRA TV are teaming up to encourage women across the country to run in a local race this spring, with the Credit Union SACTOWN Five- and Ten-Mile Run on April 12 among the events targeted by the health-focused Run For TODAY project. TODAY Show anchors Natalie Morales and Erica Hill are spearheading the effort to promote women’s fitness as they prepare to co-host the...

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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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