• Top Weekend Races
Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 2012 October 12
The highlight of the fourth-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational is an elite collegiate competition that includes an 8-kilometer race for 46 mens teams and a 6-kilometer womens race featuring 49 teams. The event also includes "B races for both men and women.
24 Annual Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival, October 13
The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival is now one of the premier running events in America. Each year over 80 college teams and 120 high school teams battle for prestige and unique Chile Pepper themed awards. Additionally, 750 individuals participate in the Open 10k and Fun Mile.This year, the Chile Pepper celebrates its 24th year and will host approximately 4,800 runners and over 5,000 spectators the weekend of October 13th, 2012.
NCAA Pre Nationals October 13
The University of Louisville will serve as the host for the 2012 NCAA Division I Pre-Nationals Invitational as well as this year’s NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park.
The Pre-National meet - scheduled for Oct. 13 - serves as a pre-cursor for the national championships, and this year’s meet features numerous powerhouses that finished among the elite at the 2011 national championships.
Time: 9:30 a.m. (Mens Red)10:15 a.m. (Womens Red)
10:45 a.m. (Mens Black)
11:30 a.m. (Womens Black)
Location: E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park
Asic Grand 10 Berlin 2012, October 14
World record holder in 10k (26:44) Leonard Komon from Kenya two years ago established the course record of 27:12, which still is a German allcomer record. Around 7,000 runners will participate in the ASICS Grand 10, which will be staged on a loop course leading through the western part of the city centre and also through parts of the Berlin zoo.
Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2012, October 14
The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K Run/Walk is a signature event in the city of Toronto, drawing thousands of runners every year who are seeking a challenge. There are Eight male athletes who have ran 2:10:00 and faster are entered in this years marathon and 5 femaile marathoners have clocked faster than 2:30:00. Toronto marathon is among the top marathon races in the world.
Eindhoven Marathon 2012, October 14
Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Fast times are expected at the De Lage Landen Marathon of Eindhoven, the third largest Marathon in The Netherlands, which will celebrate its 29th edition on Sunday in the southern Dutch city. Over the last ten years, this IAAF Silver Label Road Race has witnessed a faster finisher in nearly each edition. Last year both the mens and women's course records were improved by winners Jafred Chirchir (2:05:48) and his Kenyan compatriot Georginia Rono (2:24:33). The Ethiopian runner Tadesse Tola is the favourite for winning De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven on Sunday October 14th. He must take into account the formidable opposition of two 19-year old runners: his compatriot Sisay Jisa and Kenyan Eric Ndiema.