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    Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • Farm To Fork Fondo – Hudson Valley Returns In 2017 To Pennings Farm
    Wrenegade Sports, LLC
    Farm to Fork Fondo – Hudson Valley, a unique farm-to-table cycling event, will be returning to Pennings Farm in Warwick, New York on June 10-11, 2017. The signature element of the event is a series of gourmet rest stops on farms throughout Orange County, in New York’s lower Hudson Valley,… ›
  • IRONMAN Announces First Full Distance Race in Italy
    FRANKFURT, Germany/TAMPA, Fla. (October 25, 2016) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding company, announced today the addition of the IRONMAN® Emilia Romagna triathlon. The inaugural race in Italy will take place on September 23, 2017. In addition, a 5150™ Triathlon Series event will take place on September 24, 2017. The race will be located… ›
  • Defending Champions and Olympians Donn Cabral and Alexi Pappas to Lead Field at 2016 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K on Saturday, November 5
    New York Road Runners
    New York, October 25, 2016—Defending champions Donn Cabral (USA) and Alexi Pappas (GRE), both fresh off their appearances at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, will headline the elite athlete fields at the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K on Saturday, November 5, it was announced by New York Road… ›
  • More food options than ever at this year’s Bike The Coast
    Bike The Coast
    OCEANSIDE, CA – There will be plenty of tasty cuisine choices during the annual Bike The Coast – Taste The Coast (www.bike-the-coast.com) on Saturday, November 5 in Oceanside. The seventh annual cycling event, food festival and sports expo is expected to attract some 2,400 riders. “This year’s food lineup is terrific,” said Kim… ›
  • Tetrick, Moore Lead Top Riders for SLO GranFondo 2016
    Race SLO
    AVILA BEACH, Calif. – The 3rd SLO GranFondo presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com, an annual Fall cycling event produced by Race SLO, expects top teams and hundreds of riders, including professional cyclists Alison Tetrick, Ian Moore, Holly Beck, Matt Bigos, Ina Teutenberg, Neil Shirley and the Clif Bar Team who will all be touring the scenic Central Coast routes ranging from 25… ›
  • Summer Cook Wins ITU Tongyeong World Cup; Rudy von Berg 2nd at IRONMAN 70.3 Miami
    fortyninegroup, LLC
    DELRAY BEACH, FL – October 25, 2016 – Summer Cook is closing out her race season with tremendous momentum, with two wins and a second-place finish in her three most recent starts on the ITU circuit. Cook won the Tongyeong World Cup in Korea on October 22, posting the fastest swim… ›
  • The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults Formalizes Triathlon Partnership with Corrigan Sports Enterprises
    Corrigan Sports Enterprises
    BALTIMORE – October 25, 2016 – Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announces a strategic partnership to support and expand the Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon and the Columbia Triathlon & Duathlon beginning in 2017. CSE will lead the organization and execution of the two races and Ulman Cancer… ›
  • 2017 Escape From Alcatraz™ Triathlon Unveils “Build Your Own Race Bag” Program
    Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon
    For the first time ever, the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon will offer its racers the chance to build their own race bag according to race producer IMG, the global leader in sports, events, media and fashion. This all-new, personalized experience will offer a selection of premium bags and merchandise for participants, allowing… ›
  • Handful Joins Roundtable Discussion with Senator Wyden to Discuss Women’s Small Businesses
    (Portland, OR—October 25, 2016) – Handful™, an active lifestyle company that creates sports bras and apparel designed to “flatter, not flatten®,” was invited to Senator Wyden’s roundtable discussion which focused on women entrepreneurs and female-owned businesses. The roundtable was held on October 24 at the Brazi Bites offices Northeast Portland, with… ›
  • Monday, October 24, 2016
  • The Running Event Opens Its Doors to North American Race Directors
    Formula4 Media
    GREAT NECK, N.Y. (October 24, 2016) – The Running Event (TRE), North America’s largest specialty running conference and trade show, will open its doors to the sport’s most influential race and event directors for the first time since the show began in 2005.   http://www.therunningevent.com A separate three-day package for race directors includes… ›
  • Altra Footwear’s Calum Neff Sets World Record for Fastest Marathon Pushing a Stroller
    Altra Footwear
    (Logan, UT — October 24, 2016) — Altra’s Elite athlete Calum Neff set the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Marathon Pushing a Stroller with a time of 2:31:21. Neff and his daughter, four-year-old Alessandra, competed in Canada’s Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, October 16, 2016. He broke the previous… ›
  • The Cowtown Announces 10.4 Million Economic Impact
    Cowtown Marathon
    The Cowtown, North Texas’ largest multi-race running event, has an estimated annual economic impact of $10.4 million, according to a study recently completed by the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau. This number represents the impact created by bringing both overnight visitors and day visitors from outside the Fort Worth… ›
  • P3R Sponsors 2016 Women’s Health Conversations in Pittsburgh
    PITTSBURGH – P3R, the nonprofit organizers of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and other endurance events, is sponsoring the 2016 Women’s Health Conversations, the first of its kind consumer conference designed to educate, empower and entertain smart, savvy women who influence the health of others. The 3-day conference, scheduled for Nov.… ›
  • Sack Lunch Productions and Eventbrite Team Up to Deliver Fun Community Experiences Around the World
    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – October 24, 2016 – Sack Lunch Productions, Inc. (OTC PINK:  SAKL), announced that it is partnering with Eventbrite, the world’s largest self-service registration platform which powers two million events each year, to provide industry-leading attendee registration and onsite entry for participants of five SAKL event properties —… ›
  • Pasadena Ronald McDonald House Named Official Charity Partner of the Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K at the Rose Bowl
    Conqur Endurance Group
    PASADENA, CA (October 24, 2016) – Conqur Endurance Group today introduced the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House as the official charity partner of the Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K at the Rose Bowl scheduled for January 22, 2017. The inaugural event will highlight the efforts of the non-profit while creating a… ›
  • Friday, October 21, 2016
  • Farm To Fork Fondo Series Expands To Berkshires in 2017
    Wrenegade Sports, LLC
    The award-winning bicycle event series, Farm to Fork Fondo, will include a stop in Berkshire County, Massachusetts in 2017. 500 cyclists from throughout the country are expected to attend Farm to Fork Fondo – Berkshires on September 23 and 24, 2017 at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA. “With hundreds… ›
  • Pete Kostelnick on Pace to Break US Transcontinental Running Record
    GOLETA, CALIF. — On Sept. 12, accomplished ultrarunner Pete Kostelnick set off from San Francisco to break the 36-year-old Guinness Book of World Records time for the “fastest crossing of America by foot.” Kostelnick, who is sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), has less than… ›
  • More than 70 Amputees from Around the World to Gather in San Diego for an Össur Running and Mobility Clinic Presented by Challenged Athletes Foundation
    Challenged Athletes Foundation
    San Diego, CA. — October 21, 2016 — More than 70 individuals with lower limb loss from around the world will gather on Saturday, October 22 at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), in San Diego, for an Össur Running and Mobility Clinic presented by the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF). The winner of Össur’s #MyWinningMoment global… ›
  • Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • CHALLENGE ALMERE-AMSTERDAM Will Deliver the Long Distance Triathlon European Championship 2017
    Challenge Family
    The European Triathlon Union (ETU) and CHALLENGEFAMILY have today announced that they will work together to deliver the 2017 Long Distance Triathlon European Championship at CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM on September 9, 2017. A highly rated event among athletes Almere has long been a fantastic host for numerous international championship events. “After the success of the European… ›
  • MYLAPS offers LiveTracking for 150,000 runners within 48 hours
    MYLAPS Sports Timing
    More than 150,000 athletes from all over the world tried their best to reach their personal goals last weekend at major running events in Melbourne, Amsterdam, Toronto, Kansas, Birmingham and Des Moines. Their live progress was followed by an enormous group of friends, family and fans who used MYLAPS services… ›
  • The TCS New York City Marathon presents 26 ‘Smile Markers’ Throughout New York City
    New York Road Runners
    New York, October 20, 2016— The TCS New York City Marathon is taking mile markers along or near the 26.2-course to the next level with the introduction of “Smile Markers,” 26 pin-shaped markers that can be found both throughout the city and as a part of the race’s upgraded TCS… ›
  • 2017 RRCA Membership Renew/Join Process to Open in Early November
    Road Runners Club of America
    Organized running clubs and events have been the driving force behind the sport of running and the Road Runners Club of America since 1958. The RRCA offers a variety of services designed to support and promote the efforts of local running organizations including clubs, events and event management companies. The cornerstone of… ›
  • GRACEDBYGRIT Prepares for Las Vegas Pop-Up Shop
    SAN DIEGO, California – October 20, 2016 – Women’s premium athletic apparel company GRACEDBYGRIT is bringing their brand to Tivoli Village, an incredible destination for shopping and dining frequented by Las Vegas locals. Tivoli Village is completing phase two and will open the same night that upscale home-furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware opens its largest… ›
  • Darn Tough Vermont Stockpiles Market Share – Up 22%
    Darn Tough Vermont
    Northfield, VT. (October 20th, 2016) – Darn Tough Vermont, the American manufacturer of the fastest growing collection of performance outdoor and lifestyle socks, continues to acquire market share through aggressive growth in multiple categories.  With a formidable annual sales forecast, Darn Tough is seizing upon opportunities in the Lifestyle, Junior
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • Under Armour Tops Q3 Forecasts, But Investors Aren’t Pleased with Outlook footwearnews.com - Before the market open on Tuesday, the Baltimore-based brand Under Armour reported Q3 results that topped market watchers’ estimates, but also a lower-than-expected Q4 outlook, which led investors to unload the stock. Under Armour’s shares fell more than 16 percent in early-morning trading and remained down 13 percent, to $33, as of 10:30 a.m. ET.
  • TomTom Launches Campaign To Strengthen Its Sports Wearables Brand sgbonline.com - TomTom (TOM2) unveiled a new advertising campaign supporting TomTom Sports — its sports wearable brand. The campaign will push to strengthen its consumer business while reinforcing the company’s commitment to continue to launch sports wearables that inspire people to move. It’s calling the new ad campaign “Get Going.”
  • Stages Cycling hires Dan Knisely as sales director for the Americas bicycleretailer.com - Stages Cycling has hired Dan Knisely as sales director for the Americas. Knisely will start with Stages Cycling in the beginning of November and will be replacing Will Grossman, who has been promoted and will transfer to Stage's indoor and commercial cycling business.
  • Cycling Is Up Across the Board in NYC, But Not Without Disparities streetsblog.org - The number of New Yorkers who regularly ride a bike has risen markedly in recent years, and the trend is especially pronounced among high school students, according to a report published today by the Department of Health.
  • Monday, October 24, 2016
  • Booby Traps Found Before High School MTB Championships gearjunkie.com - Nails, barbed wire, and handmade spike strips were discovered hidden along a popular Colorado mountain bike trail days before the state high school mountain bike championships were to take place there. The traps have sprung a multi-agency investigation between the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Eagle Police Department.
  • Saris Cycling Group buys Bike Fixtation bicycleretailer.com - Saris Cycling Group is expanding its portfolio of bicycle infrastructure products with the acquisition of Bike Fixtation. Bike Fixtation is a Minneapolis company that makes repair stations, public air pumps, bicycle wash stations, vending machines for cycling-related items and bicycle signage.
  • ACE Study Unveils Impact Of TRX Training sgbonline.com - The American Council on Exercise sponsored an independent study to evaluate the effect of TRX training — most commonly known in the fitness world by its suspension trainer bands that tap on body weight and functional movements. Findings reveal that TRX training proved 89.2 percent clinically beneficial in improving participants’ risk of dying from cardiovascular disease in the next thirty years.
  • Lottery Registration for the 40th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot Opens October 24, 2016 prnewswire.com - Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. announced that lottery registration for the 2017 Empire State Building Run-Up will open on Monday, October 24, 2016 and close on November 27, 2016. Thousands of runners from around the world will enter – all vying for a chance to race up the Empire State Building's 86 flights and 1,576 stairs.
  • Friday, October 21, 2016
  • IRONMAN ‘Registration Protector’ from Allianz rolls out to US athletes triathlonbusiness.com - Insurance provider Allianz partners with IRONMAN, where participating athletes can protect their registration investment with insurance. Allianz Global Assistance’ Registration Protector will be available for purchase by IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon registrants beginning in October 2016. For an additional fee, Registration Protector will cover up to US$1,000 in non-refundable race registration fees.
  • 7 Tips for Starting a Successful Running Club running.competitor.com - If you have a vision and any kind of organizational ability, you can start a great club that may even become the cornerstone of your social life! Here are a few tips to help you on your way.
  • New bike lock causes thieves to vomit 220triathlon.com - A pair of inventors from San Francisco could have a novel solution that could deter bike thieves called SkunkLock. It looks like a standard bike lock, but when compromised, it emits a noxious chemical deterrent that causes shortness of breathing, potentially compromised sight and vomiting.
  • The Great Slowing of the American Runner outsideonline.com - No one knows exactly why, but average marathon times have been steadily increasing for more than 30 years. Why do the times of some of the best amateur marathoners in America keep getting worse?
  • The Blatant Sexism of Fitness Stock Art, in 13 Photos outsideonline.com - A new initiative to curate better photos of women athletes is good, but it also reveals a sad truth: to find one decent photo of a woman running, you have to sift through a sea of skimpy sports bras and sexualized poses.
  • More upheaval at British Cycling with CEO stepping down usatoday.com - The chief executive of British Cycling is stepping down, adding to the upheaval in the country's most successful Olympic sport. The announcement comes at the end of a tough year off the track for British Cycling, with Shane Sutton having left his role as the national body's technical director in April — 100 days before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics — following discrimination allegations.
  • Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • Bravo Sports acquires Nutcase helmets bicycleretailer.com - Bravo Sports Corp. has acquired Nutcase, the Portland, Oregon-based urban helmet brand known for its colorful designs. Bravo Sports owns a stable of brands including Pro-Tec, One Industries, SixSixOne, among others, as well as licenses for Marvel, Nickelodeon, Disney/Pixar, Sanrio and Dreamworks, and is owned by private equity firm Transom Capital Group.
  • USA Cycling announces improved 2017 Pro Road Tour velonews.competitor.com - After a messy merger of the now defunct National Racing Calendar (NRC) and National Criterium Calendar (NCC) into one Pro Road Tour calendar for 2016, USA Cycling looks to have pared down and improved the U.S. domestic pro race schedule for 2017. Major races are no longer overlapping on the same weekend, as was the case on three occasions in the past year. Also, the calendar is more geographically coherent, with minimal back-and-forth transit across the country.
  • Skechers Misses Wall Street’s Forecasts Again in Q3 footwearnews.com - Skechers USA Inc.’s shares were in the red in after-market trading today, with the brand reporting third-quarter results that were less than analysts had predicted. The Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based brand said its Q3 net income slipped 2.2 percent year-over-year, to $65.1 million, or 42 cents per diluted share — missing market watchers’ forecasts for diluted EPS of 47 cents.
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  • Bike PressCamp re-books with Deer Valley for June 2017 event bikebiz.com - Bike PressCamp Summer will again be staged in Deer Valley, Utah. The nine-year-old ECRM-owned event PressCamp is a tightly-focused brand-to-journo event, with companies spending quality time with high-profile editors, including from the non-endemic press.
  • Belgian cyclocross host arrested on international drug trafficking charges velonews.competitor.com - Belgian cyclocross insider Victor Bruyndonx was recently arrested in the city of Heist-Goor on suspicion of having ties to the international cocaine trade. Bruyndonx was nabbed after a two-year investigation, which began when Belgium’s federal police discovered cocaine imports arriving from the Dominican Republic.
  • Speedo USA Names Former Quiksilver, Nike Talent To President sgbonline.com - Speedo USA named John Graham as the new president of the division, effective immediately. Graham previously was Speedo USA’s senior vice president, sales. Prior to joining Speedo USA, Graham spent two years as the SVP of sales for surf and snowboarding apparel brand Quiksilver.
  • To Speed Recovery, Try Pre-Sleep Pushups and Protein runnersworld.com - A study that will be published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests that preceding warm milk before going to bed with resistance exercise could lead to recovering more quickly from that day’s training.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • Hero Cycles to chalk up “three more acquisitions” by 2016 close and aims for 5% global market share cyclingindustry.news - India’s Hero Cycles is reportedly showing no intention of slowing its growth ambitions, telling ForbesIndia that the business has plans to close “three more acquisitions before 2016’s close”. Chairman Pankaj Munjal said the world’s largest by volume bicycle maker will “surprise” the industry with its aggressive growth plans.
  • 2017 Tour will scale all of France’s mountains usatoday.com - For the first time in 25 years, all five mountain ranges of continental France will feature in next year's Tour de France, in a stretched-out endurance test of racing that smiles on the climbing strengths of defending champion Chris Froome and his Colombian rival, Nairo Quintana.
  • Polar Signs Olympic Runners sgbonline.com - Polar, a wearable sports pioneer and fitness technology company, welcomed two world-renowned runners, Molly Huddle and Kate Grace, to their team. Both U.S. Olympic Trials Champions, Huddle holds the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter American records on the track while Grace won the 800-meter final.
  • These five US cities are the most active cnn.com - Which cities are the best for racking up miles on your tracker, and living an overall active, healthy lifestyle? Here is a list of the five most active in the US.
  • Grab Your Running Shoes! These Are the 10 Best Cities for Marathon Training redfin.com - Whether or not you have ever run a marathon, you probably know that all marathons require the same thing: adequate training. Unfortunately, you can’t just wake up one day and run a marathon without putting in some serious time with those running shoes. Curious about where best to train? Here are the 20 best cities to get you ready to cross that finish line.
  • Monday, October 17, 2016
  • Marin names Tom Jackson national sales manager bicycleretailer.com - Marin Mountain Bikes has promoted Tom Jackson to national sales manager, IBD. Jackson has been with Marin since 2010, starting as an inside sales representative and later rising to Northern California outside territory manager and Western regional sales manager. Prior to Marin, he worked in outside sales at Trek, Capo Cycling and Cannondale.
  • Louis Vuitton to buy Pinarello? bikeradar.com - LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, better known as LVMH Group, is set to purchase the Italian bike brand Pinarello. The European multinational luxury goods conglomerate LVMH Group is interested in expanding into the sports, wellness and leisure markets with cycling's prominent brand Pinarello as its primary purchase objective.
  • CSG Names Three Global VPs sgbonline.com - Cycling Sports Group, which owns the Cannondale, GT and Schwinn bike brands and Sugoi apparel brands, promoted Henning Schroeder to the position of global vice president of product, while David Guzik has been promoted to global VP engineering and CSG and Brian Immel to global VP marketing, CSG.
  • New Study Warns You’re About to Gain Weight running.competitor.com - Research recently cited by The New York Times warns that it is normal to pack on extra weight in the upcoming months, especially during the holiday seasons get underway. For runners, however, a large increase in weight, followed by frantic attempts to shed the excess pounds as racing season approaches, can disrupt training and be hard on the body. With that advice in mind, here are some strategies to consider as the holidays approach.

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