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Running in the USA Newsletter - February 8, 2010

Dear Runner,

This week's newsletter features Valentine's Races, Races This Week, Inaugural Marathons, and March Half Marathons

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Valentine's Themed Races
How about celebrating Valentine's weekend with a run? See all St. Valentine's Themed Races
There are 58 to choose from, including:

Cupid's Marathon, Half Marathon, 10M, 10K and 5K
Feb 13, Rochester, WA.
All MARATHON FINISHERS will receive a trophy and a medal.

A File 5 Miler Valentine Run A Fine 5 Miler Valentine Run
Feb 14, Tucson, AZ.
4 mile couples relay, 4 mile individual run, 2 mile non-competitive run/walk.

Valentine's Prediction Run
Feb 14, Erie, PA
6 Mile prediction run

Valentine's Day 5K Miami
Feb 14, Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County, FL
Awards: Top Three Couples (combined times), Top Three Overall Male/Female, Top Three Male/Female in each age division
Benefits: The City of Miami’s Public Access Defibrillation Program, also known as Team for Life.

Folsom Lake Winter Trail Series Folsom Lake Winter Trails Series: Valentine's Day Race
Feb 14, Folsom Point State Park, CA
12.5M trail run, 7M trail run, 3M trail run

Races This Week: February 8 - 14, 2010

Looking for a race this week? There are 156 to choose from. Click here for MapShot and race list

Races Feb 8 - 14, 2010

Inaugural Marathons
Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon
Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K
March 21, 2010
Modesto, CA

Modesto Marathon The Modesto Marathon course features a downtown 7 a.m. start, and travels through scenic tree-lined historic college neighborhoods, including the celebrated “house in the middle of the road.” Runners will then head past Modesto Junior College’s west campus, and into the countryside viewing the beautiful Diablo Mountain Range, passing the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge. Runners then head back toward town, finishing near the host Doubletree Hotel/Modesto Convention Center.

The flat, fast course will be open 7 hours, allowing adequate time for first-time marathoners.

Quintiles Marathon at Wrightsville Beach
Marathon, Half Marathon
March 21, 2010
Wrigthsville Beach, NC

Quintiles Marathon The inaugural Quintiles Marathon at Wrightsville Beach presented by Landfall Realty will be a historic event for those who participate. On Sunday, March 21st 2010 thousands of runners will begin their marathon quest from the ever popular destination island of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Each will enjoy the scenic coastal views during their journey. They will wind through Landfall Community, an exclusive development in Wilmington, NC for much of the course, and finish in Mayfaire Town Center. Competitors, their families and friends will take advantage of all the fun offered by this world famous beach destination.

The race will be capped at 2000 runners (1000 in each race) for the first year.

Tobacco Road Marathon
Marathon, Half Marathon
March 21, 2010
Cary, NC

Tobacco Road Marathon The Tobacco Road Marathon will be the first of its kind in NC to embrace the town of Cary and country roads of Western Wake County. The marathon will also feature over 20 miles of the American Tobacco Trail. The course will feature a couple of small rolling hills in the first 3 miles. The rest of the course will be flat and fast with a downhill finish and a must do for the Boston Qualifier!

This race is sold out for 2010.

March Half Marathons

Looking for a half marathon in March? We've got 86 in our directory Click here for MapShot and race list

March Half Marathons
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Recent Races

Lake Geneva Extreme Sports

February 6, 2010
Lake Geneva, WI

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Badgerland Striders

February 6, 2010
Kettle Moraine - Southern Unit, WI

Mary's Recap

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Upcoming Races

Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run
February 13, 2010
Underwood Parkway - Wauwatosa, WI
8K Run, 2M run/walk.

Registration includes:
Adult commemorative long sleeve T-shirt, Famous Cullen Family chili, Munchies & beverages, Live music

Bill will be taking pictures.

MS Run the US
MS Run the US
Ashley Kumlien will be running across America to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Her journey will begin March 22, 2010 in San Francisco, and bring her to New York in September.

Running in the USA is helping with Route Support for Ashley.
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Happy Running,
Mary Flaws