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Super Sunday Run Delivers Fun

Feb. 1, 2015 For immediate release SRA athletes sweep 10k, 5k titles in festive start to big football day The Super Sunday Run started with live music, footballs tossed and kicked around and a pair of kids’ races to set the tone for a fun, festive day. At the end of the sixth annual event, participants lingered to partake in a tailgate party featuring free food and beer to prepare for the Seattle Seahawks-New England Patriots showdown. In between, athletes from the Sacramento Running Association’s Elite Team dominated the competition, winning...

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Super Sunday Run Delivers Fun

Feb. 1, 2015 For immediate release SRA athletes sweep 10k, 5k titles in festive start to big football day The Super Sunday Run started with live music, footballs tossed and kicked around and a pair of kids’ races to set the tone for a fun, festive day. At the end of the sixth annual event, participants lingered to partake in a tailgate party featuring free food and beer to prepare for the Seattle Seahawks-New England Patriots showdown. In between, athletes from the Sacramento Running Association’s Elite Team dominated the competition, winning...

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Finkbeiner streaks into SRA Hall of Fame

Jan. 30, 2015 For immediate release From Leadville to Western States, Auburn ultramarathoner delivers (Second in a series highlighting the six members of the Sacramento Running Association’s 2015 Hall of Fame class. Today: Bill Finkbeiner). The last day Bill Finkbeiner didn’t run was in the 1970s, his streak at 35 years and counting. Don’t expect it to end anytime soon. The Auburn ultramarathoner has completed more than 200 ultras, including an unprecedented 30 Leadville Trail 100-Milers, 25 Way Too Cool 50ks and 17 Western States 100-Mile...

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Get a running start on Super Sunday

Jan. 27, 2015 For immediate release Sixth Annual Race Offers Football Fun with Stadium Finish and Tailgate Party It doesn’t matter if you’re a Patriots fan, a Seahawks supporter or a proud backer of one of those teams that didn’t quite make it to the Super Bowl. The Super Sunday Run welcomes football fans of all shapes, sizes and affiliations to start off the big day at the sixth annual race, which begins and ends at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. Wear your favorite team’s jersey. Bring a football to toss around, even if it’s not properly...

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Lange joins SRA Hall of Fame

Jan. 22, 2015 For immediate release Jesuit coach, five others set for Feb. 21 induction (First in a series highlighting the six members of the Sacramento Running Association’s 2015 Hall of Fame class. Today: Walt Lange). Walt Lange has mentored plenty of great running talents in his long, illustrious coaching career at Jesuit High School. Michael Stember. Eric and Mark Mastalir. Matt Farley. Paul Thomas. David Welsh. What really motivates Lange, though, is helping the lesser lights find a way to shine. “You get noticed for the stars; they...

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Super Sunday Run offers football fun

Jan. 8, 2015 For immediate release Tailgate party, stadium finish, kids’ races add football flavor The sixth annual Super Sunday Run on Feb. 1 offers runners a chance to start their football fun with a guilt-free run. Looking for a little football flavor? The race, which offers a 10k and a 5k, provides a jersey style race shirt, a finish on the football field at Hornet Stadium and a post-race tailgate party with free food and beer. The 5k begins at 9 a.m. just outside of Hornet Stadium and goes through the Sacramento State campus. The 10k,...

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Edwards joins SRA Hall of Fame

Dec. 19, 2014 For immediate release Mastalirs, Lange, Finkbeiner, O’Neil also earn 2015 nods Sally Edwards, who launched Fleet Feet Sports, co-founded the California International Marathon and enjoyed great success as a distance runner and triathlete, headlines the Sacramento Running Association’s third Hall of Fame class. Former Jesuit High School distance stars Eric and Mark Mastalir, long-time Marauders coach Walt Lange, local Masters standout Jim O’Neil and talented ultramarathoner Bill Finkbeiner also earned spots in the class of 2015,...

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Women’s record falls at CIM

Dec. 7, 2014 For immediate release On a day of speed, Mazuronak, Chemtai race past challengers Volha Mazuronak’s surge down the stretch produced a women’s course record and Jacob Chemtai’s late move delivered a personal best en route to individual titles on a cool, fast Sunday at the California International Marathon. Mazuronak, from Belarus, pulled away from Colfax’s Jane Kibii in the final seven miles to win the women’s race in 2 hours, 27 minutes and 33 seconds, shattering the 15-year-old course record of 2:29:21 set by Australian Nickey...

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CIM boosts Sacramento

Dec. 5, 2014 For immediate release For 32 years, race offers competition, inspiration Amid the resurgence of the Kings, the stunning success of pro soccer and the return of prominent events to Sacramento, the California International Marathon continues to strengthen the local sports landscape. The 32nd annual race, set for Sunday at 7 a.m., has stood the test of time, its combination of international competition, community impact and inspiration helping the CIM stand out among local sporting events. A field of 9,000 marathoners, including...

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Baillie aims for CIM record

Dec. 4, 2014 For immediate release Women’s mark could fall; men’s race looks crowded Renee Baillie sounds ready, eager to come to Sacramento and produce a fast time, a victory and a course record in Sunday’s California International Marathon. Nickey Carroll’s women’s course mark of 2 hours 29 minutes and 21 seconds, set in 1999, appears in serious jeopardy in the 32nd annual race from near Folsom Dam to the state Capitol. The forecast calls for cool, dry conditions, with temperatures in the upper 40s at the start and 50s at the finish....

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