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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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Brenneman, Artis win Freedom Mile titles

June 15, 2013 For immediate release SRA athletes deliver in Juneteenth race benefiting St. HOPE Public Schools Rocklin’s Charlie Brenneman and Roseville’s Stephanie Artis, teammates on the Sacramento Running Association’s Elite Team, won individual titles Saturday in the inaugural Freedom Mile in William Land Park. Brenneman, 35, covered the road loop in 4 minutes and 31 seconds. The 37-year-old Artis finished in 5:54.9. The Sacramento Running Association put on the race, which was part of the Juneteenth Festival and benefited St. HOPE Public...

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Freedom Mile promotes youth fitness

June 13, 2013 For immediate release SRA race offers free entry for kids, benefits St. HOPE Public Schools The Sacramento Running Association continues its efforts to promote youth fitness and fight childhood obesity with Saturday’s inaugural Freedom Mile. This first-year event, set for an 8:30 a.m. start in William Land Park, includes awards in six kids’ age groups. Children 18 and under can run for free thanks to Coldwell Banker. A girls’ 12-and-under race is scheduled for 8:30, followed by boys’ 12 and under at 8:55, boys/girls’ 13-18 at...

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Johnson scheduled to run Freedom Mile

June 11, 2013 For immediate release Sacramento Mayor plans to help event raise money for St. HOPE Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson plans to return to his roots Saturday in the inaugural Freedom Mile. Johnson, fresh from his success in keeping the Sacramento Kings in town, is scheduled to attend and participate in the race, which benefits St. HOPE Public Schools. Johnson, an Oak Park native and former NBA All-Star, founded St. HOPE. The race, put on by the Sacramento Running Association, begins at 8 a.m. in William Land Park. The event is part...

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SRA’s Freedom Mile offers classic test

June 6, 2013 For immediate release From Bannister to El Guerrouj, the distance delivers its magic The mile remains one of running’s magical events, a classic distance that demands strength and speed, delivers riveting competition and dares to remind us of what’s possible. Check out its rich history. For years, a sub-4 minute mile seemed impossible, until Great Britain’s Roger Bannister removed such limits with an electrifying 3:59.4 effort on May 6, 1954. That breakthrough swung the door wide open. Australian John Landy ran 3:57.9 a month...

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Mills leads first class into SRA Hall of Fame

Jan. 28, 2013 For immediate release Olympic gold medalist inducted with seven other local runners Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills headlined a talented group of eight runners inducted into the Sacramento Running Association’s Hall of Fame on an inspiring Saturday night at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. Mills and the other members of the SRA’s inaugural Hall of Fame class – Rae Clark, Eileen Claugus, Chris Iwahashi, Helen Klein, Paul Reese, Dennis Rinde and Linda Somers Smith – were honored at a dinner attended by nearly 300 people....

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Mills stunned track world with Olympic gold

Jan. 25, 2013 For immediate release His 10,000-meter triumph in 1964 leads to SRA Hall of Fame honor (Last in a series highlighting the eight members of the Sacramento Running Association’s inaugural Hall of Fame class. Today: Billy Mills). Billy Mills turned one of the greatest moments in Olympic history into a platform for helping and inspiring others. Mills stunned the track world by surging past favorite Ron Clarke of Australia and Mohammed Gammoudi of Tunisia to win the gold medal in the 10,000 meters at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo....

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