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Grove City, PA (30min from the Ohio state line)

A virtual race is an event which can be run or walked from any location the athlete choices. The athlete can run or walk on the road, on the trail, on a treadmill or on the track. The athlete runs the race at their own pace and times it themselves.

The Road Runners Club of America wants to remind the running community about the importance of following our hot weather running tips. Running in the heat of summer can be dangerous if proper precautions and preparations are not followed.

 

Collegiate track and field and cross-country may be facing its darkest hour as more Division I schools have dropped or are planning to discontinue these sports. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided the guilty athletic departments an excuse to once again severely damage the sport that surpasses all others in providing opportunities for minorities, women, and athletes of all body types to compete. It is also the least expensive sport to sponsor. As an example, according to the popular website, FloTrack, the University of Akron annually spends these amounts per athlete: Track and Field - $1500; Men’s Soccer - $7,900; and men’s basketball, $47,000.

By Rod O’Donnell, Reprinted from 2019 - Numbers don’t lie. This month we will look at a variety of facts. The reader will find information that will form a pattern of where we are today and were yesterday in the world of sports. Some numbers will inspire, while others will depress, and many will reflect the direction in which our sport is going in terms of prominence.