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September 15, 2012
WESTMINSTER — County officials and the Westminster Road Runners Club are alerting residents that several roads in greater Westminster will be part of the route for a half marathon being run on Sunday, Sept. 23, between 8 and 10:30 a.m. The event will be staged in the area of Old Bachmans Valley, Lemmon, Sullivan, Beggs, Old Fridinger Mill and Fridinger Mill roads. Roadways will remain open to traffic, but motorists should use caution and be aware of the runners.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
Drivers could hit some congestion in Anne Arundel County this weekend due to multiple events planned for the greater Annapolis area. The Maryland Transportation Authority is warning of heavy traffic at the Bay Bridge Friday through Sunday due to a NASCAR races at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. In the event of eastbound delays, officials will allow two-way traffic on the westbound span to alleviate delays, if weather permits. Also Friday through Sunday, BGE plans to continue utility work in Crownsville including the use of helicopters to replace wires and utility poles.
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Kevin Cowherd | January 6, 2012
  At the ungodly hour of 5:30 this morning, they step off the Walt Disney World Half Marathon in Orlando: the lean, serious speedsters and the dedicated plodders and the fat guys in Mickey Mouse ears just hoping to make it to the first water stop. Among them will be 28-year-old Georgia Cleland, a small woman from Ruxton with a ready smile. And you can bet she'll be smiling today, because hers might be the best story in the entire field, a three-hankie tale of a family's love and a father's crazy idea that raised millions for cancer research and spawned the whole running-for-a-cause movement.
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From Sun staff reports | May 11, 2014
Alex Paddison, 17, of Adamstown was the top finisher in the Maryland Half Marathon on Saturday with a time of 1 hour, 22 minutes, 14.2 seconds. Paddison, a junior at Tuscarora, is the youngest runner to win the race, which begins and ends in the Maple Lawn community of Howard County, south of Columbia. Monica Federoff, 25, of Bethesda was the first female runner across the finish line with a time of 1:34:27.3. Ashish Rathee, 38, of Ellicott City finished second overall in 1:26:08.6, followed by Tom Stock, 31, of Baltimore in 1:26:43.1.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Staff Writer | October 6, 1992
If November is marathon season, then September and October are the times for half-marathons.The Philadelphia Distance Run, the East Coast's premier half-marathon, kicked off the flurry of 13.1-mile runs in early September. In the area, the Renaissance AllSports Athletic Club's Harmony Half-Marathon, held nine days ago, and the Westminster Road Runners Club's Bachman Valley Half-Marathon, held Sunday, kept up the pace.There is good reason for the abundance of half-marathons at this time of year.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | October 11, 2009
Moments after completing the half marathon Saturday, Ethan Alden-Danforth dropped to one knee. Sure, he was pooped. But he really did it to propose. Having just dashed 13 miles through city streets with his girlfriend by his side, Alden-Danforth knelt before his running mate and asked for her hand. "I love you with all my heart," said the Johns Hopkins graduate student, still wearing his grimy togs. "Will you marry me?" Jennifer Albert nodded. Eyes glistening, she whispered, "Yes." He took her hand and placed a diamond ring on her finger.
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By MICHAEL REEB and MICHAEL REEB,SUN REPORTER | October 16, 2005
For the winner of the Baltimore Running Festival's women's half-marathon, the future was definitely a thing of the past. Last week, Natalya Berkut of Ukraine won the Boston Half-Marathon, and yesterday she continued her winning stride with a 1-hour, 15-minute, 12-second first-place finish in Baltimore. "I know I can win both of them now," said Berkut, 30. "I train good every day." Berkut, who broke away at mile 9 in the Boston race, led here from start to finish. Although her time in Boston was nearly 5 minutes faster, she said she had a smoother time here.
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October 13, 2012
Check out results of the 2012 Baltimore Running Festival below: ** Marathon ** Marathon Media Center ** Relay ** Relay Media Center ** Half Marathon ** Half Marathon Media Center ** 5K ** 5K Media Center    
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By Meredith Cohn | August 14, 2012
The Baltimore Grand Prix 5k race organizers filled every one of the 2,000 slots last year, but there won't be a running race this year, according to organizers at Corrigan Sports . The Labor Day race appeared victim to the new sponsor's time constraints, but Corrigan spokesman Dave Gell said they hope to bring it back next year. The race, held on the Grand Prix course downtown, won participants more than the usual T-shirt. They also got adminission to that day's racing.
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By [ Paul McMullen] and [ Paul McMullen],SUN REPORTER | October 13, 2006
Twenty-six people and places in the 2006 Baltimore Running Festival, one for every letter in the alphabet - or mile in the Under Armour Baltimore Marathon. A is for Mykola Antonenko, the defending champion from Ukraine. B is for Trinidad & Tobago's Pamenos Ballantyne, one of the best out of the Caribbean. C is for Kenya's David Cheruiyot, who won Houston earlier this year in 2:12. D is for Lyubov Denisova, the half marathon favorite who's gearing up for the New York City Marathon. Her best is 2:25.
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By Janene Holzberg | May 5, 2014
For 10 years Sandy Thomas had been running a 2-mile circuit most mornings around her North Laurel neighborhood of Hammond Village to stay physically fit, but in 2006 life handed her a detour. Her husband, Jim, died that year from skin cancer, and the ranch-style home where they had lived for nearly 40 years and raised five kids suddenly seemed too big. So she sold the house in 2007 to her son, Mark Thomas, and moved to Hanover, Pa. Sandy Thomas, who is fit and youthful at 71, continues to run in her new community.
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By Donna M. Owens, For The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
When the runners at this year's Maryland Half Marathon make their way across the finish line after 13.1 miles, Amy Babst plans to be there handing out medals with a smile. "It means so much to me to support those who are raising money to fight cancer," says the 29-year-old Linthicum resident. "Especially as a cancer survivor myself. I'm very lucky. And I have so much to live for. " Indeed, marathon co-founder Michael Greenebaum says the sixth annual race scheduled for May 10 in Howard County is about celebrating life.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
As they prepare to walk across the finish line at the Charlotte marathon, Boston bombing victim Erika Brannock and her family will gather Friday night for a benefit dinner to help offset a mountain of medical bills. Brannock, a 29-year-old Towson preschool teacher, said she's anticipating the gravity of the moment, as she, her mother, Carol Downing, and sister and brother-in-law, Nicole and Michael Gross, cross the finish line as survivors. "My sister is going to be the race starter," said Brannock, who was the honorary starter for the Baltimore Marathon in October.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
Craig Martin jogged across the finish line, having dressed to the nines for a seven-mile run. At Saturday's Baltimore Running Festival, he ran the last leg of the relay race wearing a navy blue herringbone suit, tattersall shirt, blue-and-pink bowtie and suede shoes. In the end, his footwear did him in. "I'm going to have some bad blisters down there," said Martin, 41, of Rodgers Forge. "But I might wear this outfit in the half-marathon next year. " On a cool but muggy day, most of the 27,000 entrants stuck to shorts and T-shirts.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Halfway up Heartbreak Hill, an iconic stretch of the Boston Marathon course, Erica Greene was stopped by race officials, having just completed her 20th mile. The news of a bombing at the finish line had traveled down the course. For a few months after that race, Greene, a teacher at Turning Point Academy in Lanham, let her running fall to the wayside. To have trained for such a long time, only to see her dream taken away, was too much. "It took me a while to even go out and do three miles after Boston," said Greene, who plans to be part of this weekend's Baltimore Running Festival and to run in Boston next year.
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Sports Digest | May 12, 2013
Major League Lacrosse Streaking Rubeor scores 4 as Bayhawks rout Machine, 14-5 Attackman Ben Rubeor (Loyola High) had another big game as the Chesapeake Bayhawks manhandled the Ohio Machine, 14-5, in a game shortened to three quarters Saturday night because of lightning around Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Rubeor, who scored seven goals in a win over the New York Lizards last weekend, scored four goals and assisted another against the Machine. He now has at least one point in 32 consecutive games, and was named Player of the Game for the second straight time Saturday.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2003
The Baltimore Marathon will follow its third course in as many years. The third annual event will be held Oct. 18. The start and finish lines will remain north and south of Oriole Park, respectively, but several adjustments have been made to the 26.2-mile course. Last year, just shy of the course's 11-mile mark, runners turned around near the southern end of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, and Martin Luther King Boulevard was again used as a closing stretch. According to Lee Corrigan, whose firm runs the event, the Baltimore City Police Department requested that the bridge and boulevard be eliminated from the course.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2011
Two decades after she took first place for women in the inaugural B&A Trail Marathon, Rose Malloy of Annapolis won another first place award on Sunday. This time the retired fourth-grade teacher ran the 13.1-mile Half Marathon, and finished first for her age group, 60 to 64. She said she was glad just to be competing. "I'm still running at 62," she said. "I'm still moving. " Since winning in 1992, Malloy said, she has gone on to run marathons in Boston, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Delaware, but the B&A Trail Marathon is home turf for her. "It's the local race," she said.
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Sports Digest | April 29, 2013
Running Holt victorious in Half Marathon in Columbia Bridget Holt , 34, of Gambrills won the second annual Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon in Columbia in 1 hour, 21 minutes, 22 seconds. Tyler Brannen , 41, of New Hampshire took the 5K in 19:43. More than 2,000 runners competed in the event, which raised more than $25,000 for the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital. Nike Women Half Marathon: Samia Akbar , a Washington-area native and resident and 2003 All-American at American, won the Washington race in 1:19:32.
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