November 6, 2012 |
With the New York City Marathon canceled less than 24 hours before its scheduled start Sunday, Mayor Nutter reportedly had stepped in with an offer: All 40,000-plus runners could come to Philadelphia. George Hirsch, head of the New York Road Runners, which sponsors the event, said Nutter told him Philadelphia was ready to host the marathon Sunday if participants could get to the city, Runner's World reported Saturday. Hirsch told Nutter there wasn't enough time to do that.
November 5, 2012 |
With the New York City Marathon canceled less than 24 hours before its scheduled start Sunday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter reportedly had stepped in with an offer: all 40,000-plus runners could come to Philadelphia instead. George Hirsch, head of the New York Road Runners, which sponsors the run, said Nutter told him Philadelphia was ready to host the marathon Sunday if race participants could make it to the city, Runner's World reported Saturday. Hirsch replied that there wasn't enough time to do that.
December 2, 2006 |
The character of West Chester and Chester County will be on display for the 29th time tomorrow when an anticipated 2,500 runners take part in Brian's Run and Walk. "West Chester is one of the last of the small towns," said Skip Persick, codirector of the race. "When somebody in West Chester has a problem, people say, 'What can we do to help?' A lot of runs don't last this long, and a lot of charities don't last this long. " Over the years, the run has attracted not only some of the best runners in the region but also elite striders from around the world.
March 30, 2003 |
Rodale Inc., the magazine and book publisher that popularized organic gardening and personal fitness, has been saved. Either that, or it has been destroyed. At least everybody agrees on one thing: The last few years have shaken up Rodale's headquarters in Emmaus, Pa., as the family-owned publisher has struggled to balance its crunchy-granola roots - and its founders' money-isn't-everything spirit - with the need to impress New York advertising buyers and boost the bottom line.
September 29, 1997 |
The Philadelphia Distance Run celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday with help from more than 8,100 participants, just shy of the record 8,200 in 1995. The half-marathon also featured the birth of a sibling, the 5K Classic, which drew more than 400 entrants. Termed "America's premier half-marathon" by Runner's World magazine, the road race traditionally has attracted some of the top distance runners in the world. Yesterday was no exception, with numerous elite Kenyan runners showing up for the race, which began at 17th and Market Streets and finished at 17th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
June 30, 1997 |
Cal Ripken's got nothing on Bob Ray. Oh, sure, the Baltimore Orioles' star third baseman has earned millions of dollars and the adulation of fans around the world for playing in every game since 1982. And nobody has offered Ray an endorsement deal or put his face on billboards, painting a milk mustache onto his lip. But Ray, a 60-year-old retired mail carrier, is building a streak of his own. And his is longer. Ray has run every day since April 4, 1967, a time when Lyndon Johnson was president and the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper was on its way to record stores.
March 2, 1993 |
NEW BRUNSWICK BILL TAKES AIM AT GUN LOBBY President Clinton praised two governors for gun-control efforts yesterday and rebuked the National Rifle Association for being "fixated" on defending the right to bear arms even in the face of mounting public safety concerns. Clinton, who had several run-ins with the NRA when he was Arkansas governor, also reiterated his support for the national "Brady Bill" imposing a waiting period on handgun purchases to allow for background checks.
May 4, 1990 |
City streets are often mean. But on Sunday, Philadelphia's main street will welcome home more than 4,000 runners. The 11th annual Broad Street Run, benefiting the American Cancer Society, gets under way at 8:30 a.m. just north of Central High's athletic field. The last thing many people want to do is roll out of bed and run 10 miles down Broad Street on a Sunday morning. To serious runners, however, returning to the city's renowned thoroughfare is irresistible. "Runners like the course because it's nice and flat, it's straight and it's downhill," said three-time women's winner Renie Shields, an assistant basketball coach at St. Joseph's University.
April 14, 1986 |
Forget that it is springtime, and that somewhere along the Schuylkill, cherry trees are blossoming and jogger's hearts are light. Never mind the Penn Relays, the Philadelphia Independence Marathon, the weekly races in Fairmount Park, the 349,000 joggers in the Philadelphia area - as if all the people of Omaha, Neb., were running in the park. Banish from your memory Bill Cosby jogging, Rocky running up the Art Museum steps, Joan Benoit setting world records here, the statue of a female jogger on the Four Seasons Hotel sidewalk, or even Logan Square's monument to jogging's first bard: "Jog on, jog on the footpath way," Shakespeare wrote in Winter's Tale.