“We were shocked and saddened to learn of the tragedy in Boston today. Our hearts and thoughts are with the victims, their families and all those affected. Out of respect to the Boston Marathon and the Boston Athletic Association, we will not be providing any additional comments at this time other than to say that we are working closely with our partners, both government agencies and law enforcement, to immediately review security protocol and safety procedures in light of the tragic events of the day. We will provide more details in the coming days as we engage in this critical dialogue with respective officials in each of our partner cities across the country.”Read Full Story
This Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon will showcase some of the biggest names in running. Double Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 meter gold medalist Mo Farah headlines men’s race, but he will face some very strong competition on the fast and flat course.Read Full Story
A loaded women’s field features Kara Goucher, Shalane Flanagan, Meseret Defar and others.Read Full Story
The organization will participate as an official charity of the race, fundraising and raising awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Gleason was diagnosed with the incurable disease at just 34 years old. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord and affects muscle function. Despite facing his own struggles, he founded Team Gleason in 2011, shortly after his diagnosis.Read Full Story
The 29-year-old winner of both the 5,000m and 10,000m distances at the London games was honored as the European Athlete of the Year, becoming just the second individual to receive the award for two consecutive years. After becoming a father to twin daughters Aisha and Amani, who he dedicated each of his gold medals to, Farah also received the British Athletics Writers’ Association 2012 ‘Athlete of the Year’ Award.Read Full Story
- Race Date: February 2, 2014
- Marathon - Time 7:00am
- Half Marathon - Time 7:00am
- 2-Person Relay - Time 7:00am
* The Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Wheelchair start times are for racing wheelchairs ONLY. Participants racing in everyday wheelchairs will start at the regular start times and be assigned corrals based on their projected finish times. NO hand-cycles will be allowed.
First-timer or Boston-bound, the marathon and half marathon courses are flat, fast and fun. Live bands, cheer squads and themed water stations add inspiration to every mile.
- ING KiDS ROCK New Orleans
- Date: February 1, 2014
- Location: City Park
- Race Schedule: TBD