Archive for June, 2007

Tonight: Tuesday Night Speed Series

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
Tonight at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island is the Tuesday Night Speed Series.  Events include the 1500m, 800m, and 5000m races.

NYC Marathon Winners to Take Home Hybrids

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Toyota Prius

According to Brandweek, the male and female winners of the 2007 New York City Marathon will each win a new Toyota Prius, a popular hybrid electric vehicle. This is part of a new three-year sponsorship deal between Toyota and the marathon.

Photo by Design Milk

More NYC Half-Marathon Entry Chances

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007
Nike has a few more ways to get entry into the NYC Half-Marathon.  While the information is somewhat vague, it seems that the basic idea is that the more you run the Nike training runs, try their shoes, use Nike+, log a run with the runner's station or bring a friend to a training run, the more of a chance you have at getting entry into the race in August.

This Weekend in Running

Friday, June 22nd, 2007
There will be nice weather for whatever training or racing you may be doing this weekend:Gay Pride Flag

Tonight and Tomorrow Night: Corporate Challenge

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Logo

The New York City JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge will be taking place tonight and tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. in Central Park.  The organizers expect around 15,000 participants on each night of the race.

Sunday: WABC Father’s Day Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

WABC Father’s Day Fight Against Prostate Cancer Logo

The weather tomorrow should be warm and possibly cloudy for the WABC Father's Day Fight Against Prostate Cancer 5-mile in Central Park. The race starts and ends on the West Drive of Central Park and there will be a raffle drawing after the race. WABC will be airing the race between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m on channel 7.

NYC Marathon U.S. Lotto Results Tomorrow

Monday, June 11th, 2007
NYRR will be posting the results for the NYC Marathon registration lottery for United States residents.  A record of 98,000 people total worldwide have applied to the NYC Marathon this year.

Saturday: Mini 10K

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

This Saturday, June 9th is the NYRR New York Mini 10K, a women's race that takes place in Central Park. When it was first run in the Summer of 1972, it was the world's first women only road race.  Among other notable elite athletes planning on running this year's race is Jelena Prokopcuka, 2005 and 2006 NYC Marathon winner.

Car-Free Central Park Trial?

Monday, June 4th, 2007
According to StreetsBlog, the newly-appointed NYC Transportation Commissioner, Jannette Sadik-Khan, is considering a summertime trial of a car-free Central Park.

This Weekend in Running

Friday, June 1st, 2007
Besides the NYRR Race, Japan Day @ Central Park 4 Mile this Sunday, there is also The Riverdale Ramble 10K in the Bronx, which is organized by Van Cortlandt Track Club. According to The National Weather Service Forecast, most of the weekend will be cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. The Reebok Grand Prix 2007 will be taking place on Saturday starting at 5:00 p.m. in Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island.  See this New York Times article about Anthony Famiglietti, who will be racing the 5,000 meters event.