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The Credit Union SACTOWN Run adds 5k course to event line-up

Run features 5k, 10-mile and one-mile courses The Credit Union SACTOWN Run celebrates its sixth anniversary by adding a 5k run to its slate of events. In addition to the 5k, the event features a 10-mile run and the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Miracle Mile, a fun one-mile event open to participants of all ages. The race, organized by the Sacramento Running Association and sponsored by local credit unions, is set for April 3. The event helps raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which includes Sacramento’s UC Davis Children’s...

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Wallace named SRA Athlete of the Year

Feb. 18, 2016 For immediate release National championship 
highlights 2015 season Lauren Wallace has learned to be comfortable being uncomfortable. Pushing her mind and body to extraordinary limits. It is all part of the life she has chosen. Born to distance runner parents, Wallace gravitated to the sport at a young age but was always drawn to the sprints, much to her parents chagrin. Wallace was a standout at Ukiah High School where she won the 200-meter title and finished fourth in the 100 meters at the Redwood Empire Area Meet her senior...

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Soderlund enters SRA Hall of Fame

Feb. 11, 2016 For immediate release Long-time race director, four others set for Feb. 27 induction (Fifth in a series highlighting the five members of the Sacramento Running Association’s 2016 Hall of Fame class. Today: Greg Soderlund) Western States legend Tim Twietmeyer described Greg Soderlund as being like a duck on a pond, he looks really calm on the top but underneath the water you know he is paddling like heck. The cool, calm and consistent leader led the world’s oldest and best-known 100-mile trail run, the Western States Endurance...

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Sacramento Running Association selects Olympic grant recipients

Feb. 11, 2016 For immediate release Grants provide financial help for Olympic hopefuls The Sacramento Running Association announced today that nine elite distance runners have been named recipients of the $15,000 Olympic Hopeful grant. The awardees will receive financial support ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to help cover specialized training, competition, medical or auxiliary expenses as they pursue their Olympic dream. Grant recipients include 2015 USATF national champion Lauren Wallace, Panamanian champion Rolanda Bell, newly naturalized...

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Super Sunday Run proves fun for everyone

Feb. 7, 2016 For immediate release Spector, Penwell win 10k races; Davis, Tyler top 5k runs The Super Sunday Run started with live music, footballs tossed around and a pair of kids’ races to set the tone for a fun, festive day. At the end of the seventh annual event, participants celebrated the day with a tailgate party featuring free food and beer, yard games, a portable video game truck featuring Madden 2015 and a bounce house for the kids before the Denver Broncos-Carolina Panthers showdown. In between, athletes of all shapes, sizes and...

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Coach King enters SRA Hall of Fame

Feb. 2, 2016 For immediate release Legendary high school coach, four others set for Feb. 27 induction (Third in a series highlighting the five members of the Sacramento Running Association’s 2016 Hall of Fame class. Today: Bob King). If you speak to former athletes at Mira Loma or Del Campo about Coach Bob King, the message is consistent and strong. A lot like the coach himself. Work hard, trust the plan, don’t think too much and the results will come. And remember, the team is always greater than the individual. “I try to get as many...

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Coach King enters SRA Hall of Fame

Feb. 2, 2016 For immediate release Legendary high school coach, four others set for Feb. 27 induction (Third in a series highlighting the five members of the Sacramento Running Association’s 2016 Hall of Fame class. Today: Bob King). If you speak to former athletes at Mira Loma or Del Campo about Coach Bob King, the message is consistent and strong. A lot like the coach himself. Work hard, trust the plan, don’t think too much and the results will come. And remember, the team is always greater than the individual. “I try to get as many...

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Get a running start on Super Sunday

Feb. 1, 2016 For immediate release Race offers football fun with stadium finish and tailgate party It doesn’t matter if you’re a Broncos fan, a Panthers supporter or a proud backer of one of the other 30 NFL teams that didn’t make it to Sunday’s Super Bowl. The seventh annual Super Sunday Run on Feb. 7 welcomes football fans of all shapes, sizes and affiliations to start off the big day at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. Wear your favorite team’s jersey and bring a football to toss around. The race, which features a 10k and a 5k, focuses...

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Get a running start on Super Sunday

Feb. 1, 2016 For immediate release Race offers football fun with stadium finish and tailgate party It doesn’t matter if you’re a Broncos fan, a Panthers supporter or a proud backer of one of the other 30 NFL teams that didn’t make it to Sunday’s Super Bowl. The seventh annual Super Sunday Run on Feb. 7 welcomes football fans of all shapes, sizes and affiliations to start off the big day at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. Wear your favorite team’s jersey and bring a football to toss around. The race, which features a 10k and a 5k, focuses...

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Kosinski races to SRA Hall of Fame

Jan. 25, 2016 For immediate release National high school record-holder, four others set for Feb. 27 induction (Second in a series highlighting the five members of the Sacramento Running Association’s 2016 Hall of Fame class. Today: Alex Kosinski). Alex Kosinski made a name for herself at El Dorado Hills’ Oak Ridge High School, but her impact on the sport of long distance running extends well beyond the foothills of El Dorado County. Kosinski was at the forefront of the golden era of high school girls running, representing the Sacramento area...

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