Announcing the 2nd Annual Yunnan Puzhehei International Marathon

May 21, 2015

LOS ANGELEScreen Shot 2015-05-21 at 2.58.55 PMS – New Global Adventures, LLC, in partner with New Yunnan Culture Media Company, officially announce the 2nd annual Yunnan Puzhehei International Marathon, a one-of-a-kind destination adventure race in the Yunnan Province of Southern China.

This event was created to give the world of international runners the opportunity to experience a beautiful exotic and remote location of Puzhehei China while running a marathon race. Click here to read the entire press release.

Dallas Marathon Launches Inaugural RunDallas Race Series in Partnership With Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers and FC Dallas

May 19, 2015

DallasMarathonDALLAS (May 19, 2015) – Organizers of the Dallas Marathon today announced the creation of a year-round race series in collaboration with the Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers and FC Dallas. The RunDallas Race Series is designed to promote health and fitness in the Dallas community through running and physical activity, a goal collectively shared by each of the participating organizations. The race series will also help increase awareness of these running events in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

“We strive to create fun and memorable experiences through running events, and we’re excited to align with professional sports franchises that share our passion for fitness like the Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers and FC Dallas,” said Patrick Byerly, president of the Dallas Marathon. “The RunDallas Race Series will help deliver an entertaining lineup of year-round running events for the community to participate in, and will add a new level of energy to Dallas Marathon race weekend each December.”

To complete the RunDallas Race Series, one must finish a series of four races throughout the calendar year, culminating in the running of the Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon or Behringer Relay. 2015 RunDallas Race Series events include:

  • The inaugural FC Dallas Footy 5K and Fun Run presented by VAZATA on July 11
  • Rangers Labor Day Race Presented by Medical Center Arlington on Sept. 7
  • The Mavs Run This Town 5K in October, date TBD
  • The 45th running of the Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon or Behringer Relay on Dec. 13

Upon completion of all four races, participants will earn a special RunDallas Race Series medal, awarded at the Dallas Marathon finish line on Sunday, December 13.

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March 17, 2015




DUBLIN – March 16, 2015 – Medtronic announced today that applications are open to runners around the world who benefit from medical technology to represent their country on the tenth Medtronic Global Heroes team. All runners with eligible medical devices are welcome to apply, regardless of device manufacturer.

In nine years, 209 runners representing 28 different countries and a myriad of disease conditions have run the beautiful course that winds through the lakes and neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Up to 25 runners will be selected to receive a paid entry for themselves and a guest to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or the Medtronic TC 10 Mile and a travel package that includes airfare, accommodations and a host of VIP events for the Global Hero and a guest.

Global Heroes is a cooperative effort between Medtronic Philanthropy and Twin Cities In Motion, the organizers of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Medtronic TC 10 Mile.

“In 10 years, this program has grown to be one of the more unique running experiences in the world,” says Virginia Brophy Achman, executive director, Twin Cities in Motion. ”From the moment you are greeted at the airport, to crossing the finish line with thousands of cheering spectators, the Global Heroes will have an event weekend like no other.”

“Global Heroes are truly remarkable people representing remarkable stories,” says Jacob Gayle, vice president of Medtronic Philanthropy. “As we honor them, we also create a platform for them to share those stories with the world, reaching others with similar conditions and circumstances, and hopefully encouraging them to take action with their health.”

“It’s been amazing to see how this program has evolved from a concept in 2006 into one of Medtronic’s most embraced global programs,” says Dr. Steve Oesterle, Medtronic senior vice president of medicine and technology, accomplished marathoner, and driving force behind Global Heroes. “Each Global Hero who crosses that finish line, represents thousands of others who have been given an opportunity to live a full life.”

The 2015 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon weekend will take place October 2-4, 2015.

Applications and full information for the 2015 Medtronic Global Hero team are available at The application deadline is May 1, 2015. To qualify as a Global Hero, runners must currently be treated with a medical device therapy to treat the following disease conditions: heart disease, diabetes, chronic pain, spinal disorders, or neurological, gastroenterology and urological disorders.

Runners will be chosen by a committee of Twin Cities In Motion. Certain conditions may apply and applicants must certify that they have discussed race participation with their physician.

About Twin Cities in Motion
Twin Cities In Motion organizes the region’s premier running events, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM contributes a portion of every race dollar to local youth and professional athletes and helps raise more than $800,000 annually with its charity partners. Visit for more information.

About Medtronic and Medtronic Philanthropy
Medtronic plc (, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic Philanthropy focuses on supporting health and health access initiatives in communities where Medtronic employees live and give.

Olympic Bronze Medalist and American Record Holder to Executive Produce First Ever Boston Marathon Film

January 20, 2015

BostonLos Angeles, CA — LA Roma Films, the Los Angeles and Rome based production company producing the feature length documentary film BOSTON, announced today that Olympic Bronze Medalist and American Record Holder Deena Kastor has joined the production as Executive Producer.

Directed by Jon Dunham, the award winning filmmaker of the critically acclaimed Spirit of the Marathon films, and produced by Academy Award nominee Megan Williams, BOSTON is the first feature film to be produced about the world’s oldest annually contested marathon.

“I am proud and exhilarated to join Jon and Megan in the production of BOSTON” said Kastor. “This movie is a great opportunity to showcase the historical significance of this race as well as the extraordinary impact it has on the lives of runners. I am motivated to bring the Boston Marathon to audiences in a way that inspires runners, creates runners, engages fans and makes all those involved in this race proud of what they’ve created.”

BOSTON will tell the rich story of the Boston Marathon from its beginning – directly inspired by the inaugural Modern Olympics’ advent of the marathon race – to the present day. The film will chronicle the growth, change, triumph and tragedy of the iconic race demonstrating how it has both reflected and catalyzed social change. Planned for release in 2016, the Boston Athletic Association granted LA Roma Films exclusive access to make the film.

“I am thrilled to be working with Deena on this historic film” said Dunham. “Our shared passion for the marathon, its history and positive effect on so many people’s lives makes this a wonderful collaboration.”

Dunham and Kastor previously worked together on Spirit of the Marathon (2008) the classic running film that has become a viewing ritual for runners around the globe in the days leading up to their next race.

Williams added, “Deena is a champion. She brings considerable talent and personal insight to BOSTON, this film about the most legendary road race in the world.”

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RAVEN Streak Run Celebrates 40-year Mark

December 29, 2014

RAVEN 1RAVEN is celebrating the 40-year mark of his streak run on December 31, 2014, right in the same place
he has been running for 40 years. Runners from all over are coming to join in this remarkable celebration to meet and run with RAVEN on the beach at 4pm at the 5th Street Lifeguard Station in South Beach, Miami, Florida.

Raven has the world’s record for running 8 miles every day for 40 years in hurricanes, storms, very high temperatures, and humidity! He is the only runner in the world who has run his entire streak on the sand and also in the same location. RAVEN is one of the only 8 runners in the world to have completed a 40-year streak run.

  • Raven has logged over 117,000 miles on the sands of South Beach—enough to circle the earth nearly 5 times.
  • More than 2200 runners ranging in age from 6 to 83, from more than 78 countries and at least 2 runners from every state in America, have completed at least one 8 mile run with Raven on South Beach.
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