Jeff Galloway to Run in 35th Capital City Marathon on May…

first_imgFacebook68Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Capital City MarathonFormer Olympian Jeff Galloway will add the Capital City Marathon (CCM) to the list of more than 200 marathons he has finished when he comes to Olympia for CCM Race Weekend, May 14-15. It will be his first Washington marathon.“I look forward to meeting the people in this community which is so enthusiastic about fitness and running. History was made in 1984 when Olympia hosted the first women’s Olympic Marathon Trials,” said Galloway, who competed in the 10,000 meters and was an alternate for the marathon team in the 1972 Olympics.He is excited to be part of this year’s milestone 35th running.Nona Snell, Capital City Marathon Race Director, is excited to bring Mr. Galloway to Olympia.“There aren’t many races in the U.S. that have been running for 35 years. This all-volunteer race engages the community and has inspired thousands to become regular exercisers. I’m looking forward to running this beautiful course with my wife Barbara – our first marathon in Washington state.”Known as “America’s coach,” Galloway has trained more than 1 million runners and made distance running accessible to virtually anyone through his run/walk Galloway Method. He ran with Steve Prefontaine, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter and Amby Burfoot when the United States was a leading power in distance running. At the age of 70, Galloway continues to run six days per week and 12 marathons a year.“Bringing Mr. Galloway to Olympia is the Capital City Marathon Association’s gift to the community for supporting this event for more than three decades,” said Race Director Nona Snell. “There wouldn’t be a 35th running if it weren’t for the generosity of so many local businesses and the more than 500 people who assist us every year. This is our way of saying ‘thank you.’ ”The following events with Galloway are open to the public:Saturday, May 14Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Book signing and sales at CCM Run Fair, Sylvester Park (onMay 15, 2016 marks the 35th running of the Capital City MarathonWashington Street between Legion and 7th Avenue in downtown Olympia).2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – FREE Running Clinic, Sylvester Park. (If weather is an issue, backup location is across the street at the Governor Hotel Ballroom.)4:00 p.m. – Announce, start and distribute finisher’s ribbons at FREE Kids Run at Heritage Park (near Water Street and 5th Avenue in downtown Olympia).Sunday, May 157:00 a.m. – Run Capital City Marathon (Start: Washington Street between Legion Way and 7th Avenue in downtown Olympia).Afternoon – Meet runners and distribute awards, Sylvester Park.There’s still time to register to run the May 15 marathon, half marathon, 5-mile, and the FREE May 14 Kids Run, as well as volunteer.  Click here for more information.Online race registration closes at noon May 13, but registration is available from noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Run Fair in Sylvester Park. There is no day-of-race registration for the marathon, half marathon and 5-mile. Day-of-race registration is OK for the Kids Run (registration is May 14 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in Heritage Park).last_img read more

Championship Weekend is set as Nelson City Soccer season winds down

first_imgCo-op edged out Old Dogs FC 1-0 to advance.Innkeepers and Co-op finished in a tie for top spot during the regular season. However, Innkeepers were handed the crown on a tiebreaker.In the Finley’s Ladies Rec League, Dirty Dozen and Leo’s Titans advanced to the final by surviving narrow victories Sunday afternoon at Lakeside.Dirty Dozen edged Red Dog 3-2 while the Titans outlasted the Wild Cats 2-1 in semi final action.The two victors meet for all the marbles Sunday at 2:30 p.m.In the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Masters League, two unlikely combatants meet in the final after Jackson’s Hole and Red Dog escaped with one-goal victories Sunday. Jackson’s Hole, missing starting goalie Tad Lake, got a solid showing from back up Rob McRory en route to a 2-1 win over Ted Allen’s.Meanwhile in the other semi final, Red Dog outlasted regular season champ Club Inter 5-4.Red Dog and Jackson’s Hole meet in the league playoff final Sunday at 3:45 p.m. at Lakeside Pitch. The finalists are set in the Nelson City Soccer League following semi final weekend at the Lakeside Pitch.In the Leo’s Men’s Open, regular season champ Innkeepers had little trouble with the U18 Nelson Selects, posting a 4-0 victory.The Innkeepers scored two quick goals midway through the first half en route to the win.Mike Precious, tested a handful of times in the Innkeeper nets, registered the shutout.The Innkeepers meet rival Kootenay Co-op in the final.last_img read more


first_imgSTEVE ROTHBLUM, TEAM O’NEILL, DENMAN’S CALL, WINNER: “He got a really good trip. We were a little worried about him being down on the fence but, if you saw his last race where he bobbled at the break and fell down behind, he stood up leaving there today and we’ve always kind of known he’s got this much promise.“After his last race he came back doing so well. He worked 58 and change just on his own and he came into this race well. I thought they went so fast early that he was tracking close enough. I thought he had a huge shot. It’s just great to see when they turn for home. Tyler rode him brilliantly. It was great for all of us.” RONALD ELLIS, MASOCHISTIC, SECOND: “He got a little bit tired. He hasn’t ran in about three and a half months or so. He ran a really good race and just got a little tired. It’s a tough distance for a speed horse to go wire to wire off a layoff. I think everything went great. He got pushed just a little bit that second quarter was a pretty quick second quarter and I think that it caught up with him in the end. If we would’ve been able to get a race into him in January that would’ve helped us a lot but it was raining and it didn’t work out. It wasn’t a disgraceful race by any means.” JOCKEY QUOTES             TYLER BAZE, DENMAN’S CALL, WINNER: “It was a beautiful trip. I talked to Doug before the race and we were saying that we hoped (Conquest Cobra) would go with Masochistic a little bit and give him just a little company the first part of the race. I really believe in this horse. Last time I was on him, he was so unfortunate to lose his hind end leaving the gate.“I was very fortunate to get back on this horse, and I really believe in him. He’s something special. He just went where I pointed him today. There wasn’t a whole lot of room down there on the rail, but that was my only option at the time. When I said ‘let’s go,’ he went. That length off the rail was really there the whole race. It started getting tighter and tighter, and I said ‘If I don’t go now, I might be stuck in a bad situation.’ I pulled the trigger, and he answered.”             DOUG O’NEILL, DENMAN’S CALL, WINNER: “(Denman’s Call) was so impressive today. To see a champ like Masochistic, up there on the lead, and to go the first quarter like that…“He was sitting on a good race, you just never know where the class is. I always think of the paddock like a pasture when you kick four or five new horses out there; within seconds you have a pecking order. If they lose in the paddock you usually know you’re in trouble. He handled himself like he was a leaser down there the whole time today. That definitely tipped me off that he was going to run the way he’s been training.“We dreamt about this but none of us would have thought it was possible to do what he just did. That was pretty incredible.“I was going to run in an allowance but it didn’t fill. Such a wacky game. Thankfully, the allowance race didn’t go, and here we are. It’s incredible.“For him, I don’t know. We were just talking about what an unbelievable opportunity and a dream it would be to have him for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint down at Del Mar this year. That’ll probably be a dream goal. We’ll talk to the owners and put our heads together but we’re going to enjoy the heck out of this.”center_img MIKE SMITH, MASOCHISTIC, SECOND (BEATEN FAVORITE): “I made a mistake staying off the rail a bit too much. I thought I was on it pretty good, but old Tyler was stuck right in my blind spot. I thought I felt somebody back there, but I could swear it was to my outside. I looked over to my right, then looked back and he was inside. It was a great move on his part, and not so good on mine. In saying that, my horse ran well. He got a little tired, but I certainly didn’t need to let him through.” TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners are Gilman Racing, Westside Rentals.com and W.C. Racing, Inc.last_img read more