Latest Recreational running News

New biking trail opens in Indiana's Brown County State Park

Oct. 17, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — One of Indiana’s most popular state parks now has a new section of mountain bike trail as it continues expanding that network. A ceremony opening the 1.6-mile Limekiln East trail in Brown County State Park was held earlier this month for the...

Runner sues ex-coach, Nike for millions over alleged abuse

Oct. 12, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Distance runner Mary Cain, whose career fizzled after what she has called four miserable years at the Nike Oregon Project, has filed a $20 million lawsuit against her former coach, Alberto Salazar, and their employer, Nike. Cain accused Salazar of...

7th annual run to honor journalist James Foley on Oct. 23

Oct. 10, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The seventh annual Freedom Run to honor the memory of journalist James Foley is scheduled for Oct. 23 in Rochester, New Hampshire, and virtually around the world. The run raises money for the work of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, which...

Wyoming race takes distance runners off road in Red Desert

Oct. 09, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Runners trickled across the finish line all afternoon. Windswept, beaming, the triumphant finishers jogged between a pair of wooden barrels marking the end of the race. They collected high-fives and congratulations and meal vouchers and the wooden...

Blind former combat medic runs 5K in North Carolina

Oct. 09, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

DALLAS, N.C. (AP) — The sound of Angus Kola’s feet striking the pavement as he runs helps remind the blind former combat medic he can achieve anything. And Kola doesn’t fret if he bumps into a car or two because he runs with the purpose of motivating even those with...

UNH steps up virus regulations; Vermont marathon scaled back

Sep. 11, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus-related developments around New England: __ MASSACHUSETTS Teenagers in some of the state's hardest hit communities in the coronavirus pandemic are among the least vaccinated. ...

Oklahoma City Marathon adopts coronavirus rules for runners

Sep. 09, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Marathon will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the race in order to participate in the annual race. “This Marathon stands for the same resilience of our community we saw...

Keeping with tradition, man runs 80 miles on 80th birthday

Sep. 06, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Bernie Hoefgen of Eau Claire turned 80 in early August and commemorated the milestone by doing something that not a lot of 20-year-olds, much less octogenarians, do: walking 80-plus miles — more than 160,000 total steps — over four days. This...

Virus concerns again force cancellation of NJ marathon

Aug. 16, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Concerns about COVID-19 have prompted the cancellation of one of New Jersey’s premier road races for the second year in a row. The New Jersey Marathon and Half Marathon were scheduled to be held in and around Long Branch on Oct. 16 and 17. ...

Michigan Supreme Court judge gives pep talk to jail inmates

Jul. 31, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Inmates at a Flint-area jail got a pep talk from an unlikely visitor: a Michigan Supreme Court justice. Richard Bernstein recently shook the hands of 24 people enrolled in an education program intended to help them succeed when they're released from...