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April 30, 2021 Newsletter – You Don’t Have to Wear a Mask When Running Outdoors.

April 30, 2021

EDITOR’S PICKS

New CDC Guidelines Say You Don’t Have to Wear a Mask When Running Outdoors. New guidelines state no need for a mask outdoors if you’re walking, running, biking, or hiking on your own or with members of your household, whether you’re fully vaccinated or not, except in certain crowded settings and venues. Runner’s World

British Cycling joins social media boycott to protest online abuse towards athletes. Organisations from across the sporting world are banding together this weekend to fall silent on social media, to raise awareness of online racism and abuse directed towards professional sportspeople.  Cycling Weekly

Tour of Utah to Return in 2022 with Medalist Sports. The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah has entered into a licensing agreement with Medalist Sports to operate the pro cycling stage race and the Tour of Utah Ultimate Challenge, a non-competitive gran-fondo-style event. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, both events are postponed until 2022. Cycling Utah

Shimano bike division rides ‘wave of COVID’ to 76% sales growth in Q1. Shimano sales in its bike division were up 76.3% in the first quarter, compared to the same period last year; operating income in the division was up 170%. Net sales for the quarter were 103,757 million yen ($952 million) in the bike division, and operating income was 27,730 million yen. Bicycle Retailer


PRESS RELEASES

BUSINESS

DTU and RACE RESULT joining forces // Bringing back triathlon races in Germany The German Triathlon Union (DTU) introduces contact tracing with the TAVI solution by RACE RESULT as part of their healthy safety concept for race organizers. When an infection is detected, TAVI can be used to determine who was in the same area with the infected person. RACE RESULT

EVENTS

Chevron Houston Marathon Kicks-Off Registration for the 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2022 – Guaranteed Registration for the 2022 Houston Marathon Weekend of Events will open on May 1, with open registration available to all runners on June 2, 2021. The in-person Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon will be on Jan. 16, 2022, while the We Are Houston 5K is on Jan. 15, 2022. Houston Maratho

2021 IRONMAN North American Season Kicks Off Following Successful Events in Texas and Florida; Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship in St. George, Utah Set for this Weekend – The Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship will be on Saturday, May 1. The successful execution of the events marks the first of over 50 IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events scheduled on the 2021 North American race calendar. IRONMAN

U.S. Police & Fire Championships Announces Virtual 5k/10k – The 2021 United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) is going partially virtual. The USPFC is celebrating Public Safety and First Responders, planning a mix of live and virtual athletic competitions in June, including a virtual 5k /10k road race executed by Easy Day Sports, open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel. USPFC

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Tread Labs High Performance Insole: Re-engineered and Back in Stock Dash, Tread Labs’ high-performance insole with 100% carbon fiber arch supports are back, re-engineered to be firmer, stronger, offering more support. The 1.25mm thin carbon fiber arch support makes Dash the thinnest and lightest Tread Labs insole, ideally suited for those who punish their feet, with a ‘Million Mile Guarantee’ – which warrantees arch support forever. Tread Labs


100% Introduces the SP21 MTB Gear Collection – 100% is pushing the boundaries of technical mountain-bike riding apparel with the launch of the Spring 2021 Collection, featuring powerful new designs and colorways, while balancing function and design. From the flagship R-Core X downhill gear to the premium All-Mountain Celium and Airmatic gear, racers and riders will find quality and performance at any price point in the 100% lineup. 
100%

SPONSORSHIPS

Legacy Capital Agrees to Become Title Sponsor of The Woodlands Marathon and Speaker Series – The Woodlands Marathon Management announced that Legacy Capital will be the title sponsor of The Woodlands Marathon, a five-year agreement from 2022-2026. Legacy Capital will also be title sponsor of the annual Speaker Series which will return in November. The Woodlands Marathon

Sports Backers, CarMax announce partnership for CarMax Richmond Half Marathon Sports Backers has partnered with CarMax, making the Richmond-based retailer of used cars the title sponsor of the CarMax Richmond Half Marathon, starting with the 2021 event on Nov. 13. The event will take place in downtown Richmond. Sports Backers

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