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87 runners rescued after blizzard hits Utah ultramarathon

Oct 11, 2021

87 runners rescued after blizzard hits Utah ultramarathon

The blizzard hit the DC Peak 50 at the East Mountain Wilderness Park dumping more than a foot of snow.

RRCA CEO, Jean Knaack, delivers quarterly industry update

Oct 8, 2021

RRCA CEO, Jean Knaack, delivers quarterly industry update

Knaack notes that "as of September 30, 2021, the recovery rate for the number of events that have occurred compared to 2019 has exceeded 78%".

GiveSignup | RunSignup Q3 trends data show a persistent hybrid model, some reversion to demographic norms

Oct 7, 2021

GiveSignup | RunSignup Q3 trends data show a persistent hybrid model, some reversion to demographic norms

The report also indicates an absence of participant procrastination with race-week registrations matching pre-pandemic (2019) levels.

Boston Marathon to test travellers with mixed COVID vaccine doses

Sep 30, 2021

Boston Marathon to test travellers with mixed COVID vaccine doses

Boston qualifiers who received doses from different vaccine brands will be tested upon arriving at the race expo.

Marine Corps Marathon Weekend canceled on safety precautions

Sep 27, 2021

Marine Corps Marathon Weekend canceled on safety precautions

The race, scheduled for October 29-31, will transition to a virtual event, with refund and deferral options also available.

UTMB bans painkillers at all events

Sep 24, 2021

UTMB bans painkillers at all events

Athletes are no longer allowed to use NSAIDs, including ibuprofen, before or during any UTMB races.

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RaceNation Events becomes event delivery partner for Ealing Half Marathon

Sep 23, 2021

RaceNation Events becomes event delivery partner for Ealing Half Marathon

The deal between the two organisations will help secure the future of Ealing’s half marathon along with its popular supporting events.

BMW Berlin Marathon returns as world’s largest marathon since pandemic hit

Sep 21, 2021

BMW Berlin Marathon returns as world’s largest marathon since pandemic hit

Around 25,000 participants are expected on the starting line on Sunday for the world’s largest marathon since the beginning of the pandemic.

Bristol half marathon winner disqualified after running wrong race

Sep 20, 2021

Bristol half marathon winner disqualified after running wrong race

The winner of the half marathon race has been disqualified because he was only meant to run the distance of a 10k.

ASICS and Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris renew partnership

Sep 20, 2021

ASICS and Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris renew partnership

The popular marathon has renewed its contract with ASICS for the third consecutive time, extending the partnership to 2025.

Columbus Marathon to require proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test for athletes

Sep 17, 2021

Columbus Marathon to require proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test for athletes

The protocols also include those picking up a race number and T-shirt at the marathon's Health & Fitness Expo

Brighton Marathon organizers apologize for making course 500 meters too long

Sep 14, 2021

Brighton Marathon organizers apologize for making course 500 meters too long

In a statement, the race director put the error down to a basic human error in laying out a cone line.