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Jeremy Provence, cross country coach at the University of North Alabama, won the Little Rock Marathon clocking 2:42:24

Runners with Arkansas ties won the 2019 Little Rock Marathon. "I was running by myself so I just wanted to settle in and find a pace I could handle.

I just grinded it out, mile by mile," he said. "My goal this year was to win, I just wanted to do that, so I am excited to win. I was just focusing on staying even with my splits, and it paid off."

Little Rock Central High School graduate Jenny Massanelli was the first female (3:14:43).

"I like running in the cold and wet, so it didn't bother me," she said. "It was not as bad as I thought it would be. I was so happy, I could not believe it. I usually finish 7th or 6th and to be first, I feel like I'm going to wake up soon. Hometown girl - I can't wait to go to work tomorrow."

An estimated 12,000 runners participated in the weekend's festivities, including the marathon, half marathon, 5k and 10k.

(03/04/2019) ⚡AMP
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Little Rock Marathon

The mission of the Little Rock Marathon is provide a premier event open to athletes of all abilities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through running and walking and raising money for Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Since inception in 2003, more than $1,093,000 has been donated to Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend is held the...

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Little Rock Marathon forecast predicts cold rain during the race this weekend

lt will have some roar in the form of rain and arctic air invading the Natural State going into next week, and it may be the start of meteorological Spring, which is broken down into 3 months for weather records, but temperatures will be below average after Saturday.  

As a system develops to the west and cold front approaches from the north the weather will be changing going into the weekend.

Rain will move in through Saturday afternoon, March 2 into Saturday evening, March 3, and there could be some thunder and lightning mixed in at times. 

By Sunday an area of low pressure system moves SE of the area and colder air pours in from the NW with gusty winds of 10 to 20 mph. Temperatures will be falling through the day and it is expected that rain will change to a mix then to all snow for north Arkansas.

Minor accumulations of a Trace to 1” are possible in the higher terrain of north Arkansas. A sleet pellet or a flurry is possible for central AR Sunday afternoon before the moisture moves out.

Little Rock Marathon Forecast, 7 a.m. - Rain is likely with possible thunder. Chance of rain 90%. Temperatures in the upper 40s. Winds N 10-15 mph

10 a.m. - Rain, heavy at times, windy. Chance of rain 90%. Temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Winds N 10-20 mph

(03/02/2019) ⚡AMP
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The mission of the Little Rock Marathon is provide a premier event open to athletes of all abilities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through running and walking and raising money for Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Since inception in 2003, more than $1,093,000 has been donated to Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend is held the...

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Little Rock Marathon race officials announced Heifer International will serve as sponsor of the 2019 Little Rock Marathon Expo

“Heifer International is proud to sponsor the Health and Fitness Expo for the 2019 Little Rock Marathon,” said Carly Samuelson, Heifer International Peer-to-Peer Program Manager.

“This great city is home to our world headquarters and it’s a privilege to partner with the marathon in order to showcase one of our fundraising programs, Team Heifer. Our finish line is the end of hunger and poverty for all.”

“We are honored to have the support of Heifer International for our Health and Fitness Expo,” said Little Rock Marathon co-director Geneva Lamm.

“The city of Little Rock is fortunate to be home to such a wonderful program that encourages others to “pass on the gift” by sharing animal offspring in their effort to eradicate hunger and poverty around the world.”

The 17th annual Little Rock Marathon weekend will be held March 2-3, 2019 and will include the Little Rock Marathon and Half Marathon, the Little Rock 10K, the Little Rock 5K Fun Run/Walk and the Little Rockers Kids Marathon.

(02/27/2019) ⚡AMP
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Little Rock Marathon

The mission of the Little Rock Marathon is provide a premier event open to athletes of all abilities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through running and walking and raising money for Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Since inception in 2003, more than $1,093,000 has been donated to Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend is held the...

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Little Rock marathon will be hosting DC Wonder Woman 5K/10K

Wonder Women, Wonder Men and Wonder Children will race through downtown Little Rock dressed as superheroes May 11 when the DC Wonder Woman 5K and 10K arrive in Arkansas.

Featuring costumes for all racers and a party atmosphere, the new footraces are part of the DC Wonder Woman Run Series, a joint project of California-based promoter SON Events and Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC.

Little Rock Parks and Recreation’s Little Rock Marathon team is bringing the series to Clinton Presidential Park.

In 2018, its first year, the series of five races in California drew more than 10,000 participants, according to a news release. This year, the organizers are booking 10 events in cities across the nation and Canada.

Geneva Lamm, co-executive director of the marathon, said the marathon team is partnering with the series in Little Rock. "We are setting it all up and we'll be running it and creating the fun. We are part of the organizing body of the event."

For its work, the marathon will receive a $10,000 fee and possibly a bit more, Lamm said Thursday.

She and marathon co-director Gina Pharis attended a Wonder Woman 5K/10K in Los Angeles in November "to see is this something we want to bring to Little Rock."

(02/01/2019) ⚡AMP
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The mission of the Little Rock Marathon is provide a premier event open to athletes of all abilities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through running and walking and raising money for Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Since inception in 2003, more than $1,093,000 has been donated to Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend is held the...

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Little Rock Marathon Race directors announced today they will be hosting Black Marathoners Hall of Fame honorees

Little Rock Marathon Race directors announced today they will be hosting the National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) in recognizing their 2019 National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame honorees. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will occur at the 2019 NBMA Annual Summit banquet at the 17thannual Little Rock Marathon on Sat., March 2, 2019. The honorees include: Herman Atkins, Alisa Harvey, Oscar Moore, and the Honorable Mayor Catherine Pugh of Baltimore, MD. An estimated 700 NBMA members from across the country will take part in the marathon and ceremony. These individuals are recognized for their running abilities from 800 meters to the marathon and for their service and leadership in the African-American and running communities. This is the organization’s fifteen-year anniversary. “We’re very excited about returning to Little Rock to honor standouts in the African-American distance running,” said Tony Reed, NBMA’s Executive Director. “We feel that it’s important that we acknowledge the things our runners have done, even if others haven’t.” (09/06/2018) ⚡AMP
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Nikhil ran with two numbers at the Little Rock Half in memory of one of his patients

Completing the Little Rock Half Marathon was more than an athletic feat for Nikhil Meena, M.D.; it was a symbolic gesture as well. For the second year in a row, the UAMS interventional pulmonologist wore two numbers on the 13.1-mile course: one for himself and one in memory of a patient. “I want to let the families of my patients know that even though they are gone, they are not forgotten,” said Meena. She ran the March 4 race in memory of Grover West III, a lung cancer patient who died Nov. 20, 2016. Meena was part of the lung cancer team that treated West and remembers him as an upbeat person who always greeted her with a smile. “He knew he was very sick, but he had such a good spirit,” she said. (03/06/2018) ⚡AMP
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Tia Stone Runs Sub-3, Wins Little Rock Marathon

More than 12,000 runners took to the streets of Little Rock for the 16th annual Little Rock Marathon. Racers competed in the marathon, half marathon and wheelchair events. The 39-year-old Tia Stone of Searcy won the women's race in just under 3 hours, marking her third marathon win in a row. Stone previously ran cross country and track at Harding University and has a daughter who runs cross country in middle school.“This was my fifth Little Rock Marathon and this was my fastest time," Stone said. "I’m 39 and I really wanted to go sub 3:00. I love winning this race, but if I had to choose between winning it and running sub 3 hours, I’d choose sub 3. I saw my kids throughout the course, they have been cheering for me because they know how much I have trained for this.” (03/05/2018) ⚡AMP
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This race upped the ante for impressive runner bling

The Little Rock Marathon has unveiled its 2018 finisher medals. The marathon has long been known for its epic race bling, and the race has certainly kept up the tradition for its 16th year. For 2018, the marathon medal measures 8.5 inches tall and weighs 2.5 pounds. Besides the medal "our mission is provide a premier event open to athletes of all abilities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through running/walking and raising money for Little Rock Parks & Recreation." Race date 3/4/18. (01/03/2018) ⚡AMP
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