World Record-holders to Highlight adidas Boost Boston Games June 17-18 BOSTON, Mass. (April 25, 2016)—The adidas Boost Boston Games, a two-day festival featuring a fan-friendly track event and the city’s first-ever “street meet,” will debut on June 17-18, organizers announced today.

Among the top international stars set for Boston are Olympic medalists Jenn Suhr, Meseret Defar, Nick Willis, and Yohan Blake.

In addition, the prestigious adidas Dream Mile and Dream 100, which for the past several years have showcased some of the nation’s best prep athletes at the adidas Grand Prix in NYC, will move to Boston as a highlight of the event. The Dream Mile annually produces many of the fastest times in the nation, and the Dream 100 has featured prep stars who have quickly become medal contenders in Rio.

At the adidas Boost Boston Games, races 400 meters and longer will be held Friday evening, June 17, at George Dilboy Memorial Stadium in Somerville, and will be highlighted by a festival at which fans can mingle with Olympic stars. The street meet, which will put sprints, hurdles, pole vault, and long jump in the spotlight, is set for Saturday afternoon, June 18, and will feature a Mondo track constructed on historic Charles Street between the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. The street meet will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).

{ad}“The City of Boston is home to some of the best sports teams and fans in the country, and I am excited that this June we will welcome the adidas Boost Boston Games to our city,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “The games will provide a unique opportunity for fans not only to interact with some of the world’s greatest athletes, but also to cheer for local youth and high school athletes who will be sharing the stage. I thank adidas for choosing Boston for a great event that will allow us to showcase our city to the world.”

These scholarships will allow more than 2,000 additional Flint residents to enter the race, doubling the number of residents from last year - FLINT, MI-- As a leader in health and wellness, the Crim Fitness Foundation announced at a press conference today, March 23, 2016, several new initiatives designed to rally the community and lead its recovery around an agenda of hope, healing and health as it manages the impacts of the water crisis.

HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races Scholarships

This year marks the 40th anniversary of The Crim Fitness Foundation’s HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races. Recognizing that healthy living and exercise are crucial to the overall health and wellbeing of our community, for the first time ever, the HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races will allocate $40,000, previously earmarked as race prize dollars, to admission scholarships for Flint residents who may not otherwise be able to participate. These scholarships will allow more than 2,000 additional Flint residents to enter the race, doubling the number of residents from last year. Recipients of these scholarships will have the opportunity to walk or run in any of the Crim races, including the Michigan Mile, 5K, 8K and 10 mile races. The HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races will be held August 26 and 27.

“Completing a race takes discipline. It takes courage. It takes perseverance. And it takes the support of those around you,” saidAndrew Younger, Race Director. "These are the qualities that exemplify our participants and these are the qualities that exemplify this city. After 40 years of working together, one thing we know is that the people of Flint do not stand still and we at the HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races want to do everything we can to support the 'never quit' spirit of Flint."

Applications for race scholarships will be available at pre-established locations in the community. Recipients can also participate in the CrimFit Adult Training Program, which begins May 10, at the highly discounted rate of $45 for a 15-week program, made possible by Diplomat Pharmacy. These programs help participants prepare for their race by training close to home at times that work well with their schedule.

 

 

How many runners does it take to deliver one pair of Diadora N9000s?

Well, for this one lucky consumer in Barcelona, it took 70 runners plus one dog, a week to run, with package in hand, from Milano to Barcelona. The journey of 1,482 kilometers was captured on video, and in photos, by Diadora.

LOS ANGELES (12-Feb) -- On a day that will be remembered for the harsh wrath of mother nature and its crippling heat, Galen Rupp and Amy Hastings ran their way to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics here at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon. Rupp booked his ticket in dominating fashion, cruising to win his debut marathon in 2:11:12, while Cragg completed a pulse-pounding, drama-filled race in 2:28:20.