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January 31, 2023

Former Champion Mekonnen Set For Dubai Marathon 2023

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Former Champion Confirmed for February 12 Race – Dubai (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES): Former winner and unofficial junior world record holder Tsegaye Mekonnen Asefa will return to the scene of his greatest triumph when he lines up at the start of the 2023 Dubai Marathon on February 12.

January 29, 2023

ISTAF INDOOR IN DÜSSELDORF: Malaika Mihambo and Ewa Swoboda produce the highlights

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Germany’s Olympic long jump champion Malaika Mihambo and Poland’s sprinter Ewa Swoboda produced the highlights at the ISTAF INDOOR Düsseldorf. Mihambo left it late before producing a fine 6.83 m jump while Swoboda was just ahead of crowd favorite Gina Lückenkemper in 7.18 seconds in the 60 m final in front of around 6,100 spectators in the PSD BANK DOME arena. Polish athletes had a great day in Düsseldorf, taking three of the six competitions.

January 27, 2023

CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK TO HOST ADIDAS ATLANTA CITY GAMES

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Olympic All-Star Event Moving from Boston to Atlanta - ATLANTA – JANUARY 26, 2023 -- International track and field stars will return to Atlanta in 2023 in a way not seen since the 1996 Olympic Games. Atlanta Track Club in partnership with Global Athletics & Marketing, Inc., announced the inaugural adidas Atlanta City Games to be held in Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, May 6.

The Toledo Roadrunners Club, founded in 1976, has approximately 1600 members.

The majority of the membership resides in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, though the Club is represented in nine states.  We are one of the larger clubs affiliated with the RRCA, due to a strong history and a community that loves this sport.  The Club is open to anyone with an interest in jogging, walking and/or running.  We have over 30 events annually ranging from casual gatherings, kids’ runs, small member and community races, to our signature event, the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon.  The Club has a scholarship fund for members interested in post-secondary education and a community grant program.  Being a non-profit charitable organization, the giving aspect of our Club will grow in the coming years.

One of our premier events, the Churchill’s Half Marathon, will be held on November 12, 2022 and is right around the corner.  The Churchill’s Half Marathon is the oldest half marathon and the second oldest race in the State of Ohio.  It is also one of the oldest continuously running half marathon events in the country.  This point-to-point half marathon draws 1,500 athletes annually and has been an RRCA championship event.  The course passes through four cities and travels over rolling hills along the scenic Maumee River.  If you are not up for a half marathon, the Club offers a 5K option.  The ProMedica 5K to End Hunger was awarded the RRCA State Championship designation for 2022.  You can find more at http://www.churchillshalfmarathon.org 

To all looking to participate in this historic event (weekend of April 22-23, 2023), registration is open for our Mercy Heath Glass City Marathon (GCM).   2022 marks its 46th anniversary.  The GCM was awarded the RRCA Road Race of the Year and the Race Director won the Race Director of the Year award for 2021.  The GCM was recently named the 2023 RRCA National Championship event for the marathon.  GCM is one of the top 25-50 fastest marathon courses in the U.S. and historically has 20+ percent of our finishers qualify for the Boston Marathon. It has become an annual favorite for a field of 10,000 runners and walkers who are looking for a competitive challenge in a hometown atmosphere.  The weekend consists of kids’ races, a 5K, a half marathon, a marathon relay, and the marathon.  There is something for everyone.  You can find more at https://glasscitymarathon.org 

Our website, www.toledoroadrunners.org, offers various services including places to run, a community calendar, membership renewal, Club news, and scholarship and grant information.  The Club has a strong partnership with Metroparks Toledo and many of our events are held or pass through the Metroparks.  Metroparks Toledo was recently named America’s No. 1 park district for 2020 among large cities.  The Club publishes Footprints, a monthly newsletter, which is offered digitally or paper via mail to all members.  All members are encouraged to submit news of local and out of town races, their profiles, etc. so all can learn about each other.  Check out our Club! https://www.toledoroadrunners.org 

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