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Run celebrates Boston Marathon

April 11, 2016 For immediate release Sacramento Running Association 
plans free run on Wednesday The spirit of the Boston Marathon returns to Sacramento on Wednesday night. A free fun run offered by the Sacramento Running Association on April 13 honors and celebrates the Boston race, which began in 1897 and is the world’s oldest annual marathon. It also pays tribute to the three victims who were killed and the more than 260 people who were injured by the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. A 6 p.m. start is planned for the third annual...

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Records fall at SACTOWN Run

April 3, 2016 For immediate release Past champions Chipangama 
and Kibii sweep top honors After setting event records for money raised and runners registered for Sunday’s Credit Union SACTOWN Run, past champions Jordan Chipangama and Jane Kibii kept the momentum going by besting strong elite fields to win 10-mile individual titles and claim the $2,000 first prizes. As an added bonus, Kibii, a 31-year old Kenya native who has lived in Auburn, set the women’s course record by nearly a minute to take home an additional $500 course record reward....

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Post-workout recipe: Spinach and Feta Egg Muffins

Post-workout recipe: Spinach and Feta Egg Muffins This recipe is a wonderful post-competition meal because of its higher protein content. After a workout or an event, you should eat a meal that is 3:1, carbohydrates to protein; higher than the 4:1 ratio needed pre-workout or pre-competition. The higher protein provided by the eggs will speed your recovery by furnishing the materials necessary for muscle repair and maintenance. Your immune system will thank you as well since intense exercise impairs our immune function temporarily. The 2-3...

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Elite runners set for Credit Union SACTOWN Run

March 30, 2016 For immediate release Past winners and former national
 champions headline strong field Past champions Jordan Chipangama, Tesfaye Alemayehu and Jane Kibii and former national champions Sara Hall and Nicholas Arciniaga headline a strong elite field for Sunday’s Credit Union SACTOWN Run. The sixth 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 Championship. The SACTOWN 5k run begins at 8:00 a.m....

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Finding Your Fire: Ways to Get & Stay Motivated

Finding Your Fire: Ways to Get & Stay Motivated Miles away from the noise of everyday life in a city, we sit in the great outdoors surrounded by tall pine trees that seem to disappear into the night sky hiding behind the shadows cast from the campfire. All the work of gathering twigs, branches and larger pieces of wood was now well worth the effort as we all sat around telling stories and slowly becoming mesmerized by the flames as they seem to almost dance around the fire pit. So what in world does a campfire have to do with running?...

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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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