Regional News

Winter Classic Four-Miler A Good Tune-Up For Nationals

Winter Classic Four-Miler A Good Tune-Up For Nationals

January 26, 2015 |

I should have known last year’s Fast and Flurry-ous four-mile cross country race at Harlow Platts Park was not going to be a typical jog in the park when I saw 80-somethings Don Hayes and Ken Wright warming up next to elites Brent Vaughn and Tyler McCandless on the grass. Then Carl Mohr and Rich […]

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Jones, Boehmer Win Yeti Chase 10K; Biglow, Armstrong Win 5K

Jones, Boehmer Win Yeti Chase 10K; Biglow, Armstrong Win 5K

January 26, 2015 |

Spring-like temperatures engulfed the state on Sunday, providing pristine conditions for the sold-out Yeti Chase 5K and 10K.  The event, hosted by Racing Underground, kicked off at the Bear Creek Marina parking lot inside Bear Creek Lake Park, and took runners in and around the trails of the park. The 5K featured a flat and fast […]

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Sewald and Macias Star in Half Marathons, and Other Colorado Racing Results for January 24 and 25, 2015

Sewald and Macias Star in Half Marathons, and Other Colorado Racing Results for January 24 and 25, 2015

January 25, 2015 |

It was another light weekend of racing, but we’ve mined the internet for Colorado racing results from Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans, the Miami Half Marathon, and from the indoor track.

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USATF Cross Country Championships Offer Record Prize Money

USATF Cross Country Championships Offer Record Prize Money

January 24, 2015 |

The 2015 USATF Cross Country Championships will offer the largest prize money package in history, as athletes will have the chance to compete for a total prize purse of $50,000 on Saturday, Feb. 7. The USATF Cross Country Championships are a USATF Running Circuit “Super Circuit” event, offering bonus points for top-10 finishes. The second […]

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Regional Race Preview: Yeti Chase 5K & 10K

Regional Race Preview: Yeti Chase 5K & 10K

January 24, 2015 |

The Yeti returns this Sunday morning for Racing Underground’s Yeti Chase 5K and 10K at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.  The popular event is sold out yet again in both race distances, with 1,000 registrants expected to toe the line to try and catch the Yeti. Both courses will take runners through scenic Bear Creek Lake […]

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USATF Masters Long Distance Running Individual Grand Prix Results

USATF Masters Long Distance Running Individual Grand Prix Results

January 23, 2015 |

The Masters Long Distance Running (Masters LDR) division of USA Track and Field (USATF) has just announced the results of the inaugural year of the Individual Grand Prix competition for 2014. In separate contests, women and men from across the country compete for the Grand Prix championship by racing in USATF national championship events. The […]

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Recent Features

50 Marathons, 50 States: Broomfield Man Says Accomplishment Is More About Journey Than Finish

50 Marathons, 50 States: Broomfield Man Says Accomplishment Is More About Journey Than Finish

January 26, 2015 |

If a 26.2 mile run seems like a lot of effort, try running 1,310 miles. That’s the total for Broomfield resident Skip Partridge after he completed a marathon in all 50 states. An avid runner since his early 20s, Partridge, now 56, said he didn’t set out to complete any specific goal, but has thoroughly […]

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Coach-Athlete Bond Key For Running Success

Coach-Athlete Bond Key For Running Success

January 26, 2015 |

Sean Nesbitt is 40, but he wore the sheepish look of a kid making a confession. He stood chatting with coach Mark Coogan after showing the former Boulder Olympic marathoner and his squad of New Balance professional runners the course for the Feb. 7 USA cross country championships. “When I was 16, I went to […]

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Catching Up With Colorado Ultra Runner Gavin McKenzie

Catching Up With Colorado Ultra Runner Gavin McKenzie

January 26, 2015 |

I first met Gavin McKenzie last August up in Leadville, Colorado. It was a few days before the Leadville Trail 100 MTB and the town was packed with athletes. I was meeting my friend Kendrick Callaway for a long weekend of running in the Sawatch Mountains on the famed Nolan’s 14 course. Kendrick had arranged […]

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Amy Begley, 2008 Olympian, on her new job at the Atlanta Track Club Head Coach

Amy Begley, 2008 Olympian, on her new job at the Atlanta Track Club Head Coach

January 24, 2015 |

The Atlanta Track Club is in the midst of monumental changes within their organization. Their long term sponsorship agreement with the Mizuno brand was announced less than three months ago.  The appointment of Amy Begley, who many remember for her gutty run in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials 10,000 meters, as head coach of the […]

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Running Gear: Top Shoes of 2014

Running Gear: Top Shoes of 2014

January 23, 2015 |

Giving runners a great starting point for finding the perfect shoe, FORTIUS Media Group, LLC, in partnership with Cregg Weinmann, the Running Network’s footwear and apparel editor since 1998, reveals its top 10 shoes of 2014. “We asked Cregg Weinmann to pick the 10 top running shoes of 2014 for our readers and give a […]

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Interview with Heather Utrata

Interview with Heather Utrata

January 22, 2015 |

For the longest time, Heather Utrata was a Denver-area road running favorite. She won a lot of races – some competitive and some not – including two straight Colfax Marathons (2009 + 2010). She was nominated for the Colorado Sportswoman of the Year award in 2012, the same year that she set her personal best […]

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Other Recent Posts

Boulder’s Tyler McCandless Wants Win, Olympic Trials ‘A’ Standard at 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

Boulder’s Tyler McCandless Wants Win, Olympic Trials ‘A’ Standard at 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

January 22, 2015 |

Pennsylvania native Tyler McCandless, with a marathon personal record of 2 hours, 15 minutes, 26 seconds, will headline the men’s field at the 7th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. The 2015 event, set for Sunday, May 3, offers a $135,000 prize purse, including American bonuses totaling $40,500. “I’m training to try and win Pittsburgh with a time […]

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Registration Now Open for Trail Running Conference

Registration Now Open for Trail Running Conference

January 21, 2015 |

Registration is now open for the 2015 Estes Trail Ascent Trail Running Conference which will be held at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO, October 7-10, 2015. The Conference promotes all things trail running including sessions geared to race directors as well as sessions geared to trail runners. Whether a novice director, a seasoned race director, […]

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Keflezighi to Face Makau, Desisa at Boston Marathon

Keflezighi to Face Makau, Desisa at Boston Marathon

January 20, 2015 |

Reigning Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi of San Diego, Calif., will need to beat former world record holder Patrick Makau of Kenya and 2013 Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia if he wants to hold on to his title. Makau and Desisa are just two of the 36-strong elite field announced today by John […]

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Colorado’s Brianne Nelson Finishes Second at USA Half Marathon Championships; Estrada, Conley Take Decisive Wins

Colorado’s Brianne Nelson Finishes Second at USA Half Marathon Championships; Estrada, Conley Take Decisive Wins

January 18, 2015 |

Their tactics were different, but the outcomes were the same.  Diego Estrada (Asics) and Kim Conley (New Balance) were decisive winners at the USA Half-Marathon Championships hosted by the Aramco Houston Half-Marathon here today.  They clocked 1:00:51 and 1:09:44, respectively, each pocketing $13,250 in prize money and time bonuses, on a near-perfect morning for running. […]

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Gomez Wins RnR Arizona, and Other Colorado Racing Results for January 17 and 18, 2015

Gomez Wins RnR Arizona, and Other Colorado Racing Results for January 17 and 18, 2015

January 18, 2015 |

Houston Half Marathon and Marathon.  Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona.  Frosty’s Frozen 5 and 10.  Naples Half Marathon.  Prairie Dog Half Marathon.  Top performances from Colorado runners around the country are highlighted below.

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Regional Race Preview: Frosty’s Frozen Five & Ten Mile

Regional Race Preview: Frosty’s Frozen Five & Ten Mile

January 16, 2015 |

Saturday’s Frosty’s Frozen Five & Ten Mile events won’t be so frosty this year, as temperatures are expected to be in the high 30’s and low 40’s’ for the second event in Colorado Runner’s own Winter Distance Series.  Both races start and finish at Hudson Gardens in Littleton, running along the mostly flat and paved […]

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