BizBuzz: The Brave Like Gabe 1224 Campaign, Young’s Huge Season Start, and the Grand Blue Mile

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 Gabriele Grunewald and Brave Like Gabe launch the 1224 Campaign. In connection with the Brave Like Gabe 5K taking place in St. Paul, MN on May 20, the 1224 campaign shines a light on the number of new diagnoses of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma each year. “1224 is a big or small number depending on your perspective. We hope to show how powerful a group of 1224 can be through this race and its contribution to research!” Click here to support this great cause by signing up for the live or virtual 5K.

Brave Like Gabe 1224 Campaign

 Sarah Crouch won the Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Half Marathon…but that is only 1/3 of the story. Also crushing goals were Sarah’s two sisters, Shannon, who set a 5K PB of 15:49 at Mt. SAC, and Georgia, who won the open division while earning an Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier in London. Sarah has been on a bit of a tear this season in the Rock ‘n’ Roll series, picking up the W at the Dallas Half just last month. In a post on Instagram, she thanked sponsor 361 Degrees for, “supporting our dreams as we chase weekends like this in this crazy wonderful sport!!!”

 The Grand Blue Mile is going to be nuts. Taking place on Tuesday, April 24, the opening event in the 2018 USATF Running Circuit has a starting field that would rival any event you’ll find this season. Seriously, here are the entries for the Men’s and Women’s races, and tell me you don’t get giddy just reading through the list!

Men’s USATF 1 Mile Road Championship Women’s USATF 1 Mile Road Championship
Eric Avila Becca Addison
Dylan Blankenbaker Sarah Brown
Emmanuel Bor Savannah Colon
Mikey Brannigan Hannah Fields
Pat Casey Eleanor Fulton
Graham Crawford Therese Haiss
Dey Dey Jessica Kamilos
Brandon Hazouri Emily Lipari
Nick Harris Katie Mackey
Garrett Heath Megan Mansy
Daniel Herrera Brenda Martinez
Tripp Hurt Dana Mecke
Brannon Kidder Baylee Mires
Brandon Lasater Shannon Osika
Leo Manzano Meghan Peyton
Riley Masters Rachel Schneider
Eluid Rutto Molly Seidel
Jackson Thomas Rachel Weber
Henry Wynne Alexina Wilson
Izaic Yorks
Chad Noelle

Above listing from April 12 post on, so there may be some changes from the original posting. Tune in to USATF.TV on Tuesday at 8:10pm ET to watch live (requires +PLUS subscription)

 The Collegiate Running Association partners with activacuity, “the first guided imagery app for athletes.” CRA co-founder Steve Taylor touts the iOS app as, “the future in mental training and brings those guided imagery techniques conveniently to your fingertips when it best fits your time schedule.” Read the full release Collegiate Running Association Announces Partnership with activacuity


 Alex Young is blowing the doors off the start of the season, setting a PB at Mt. SAC and already owning two throws over 76m

 Team Welling showed up in force at the Tencious 10. Tara Welling finished 2nd in the women’s race while spouse Jordan took the W in the men’s race. In a post on Instagram, Tara said, “I’ll happily take a second place finish to super fit Mel [Lawrence] today!”

 Chad Noelle won the 1500m at Mt. SAC then posted about it afterward from In-N-Out Burger – check the location tag; clearly Chad knows how to California

STYDMI (So That You Don’t Miss It)

 Brenda Martinez‘s Altitude Training Camp registration deadline is in less than 2 weeks

Happy Birthday!

 Alexis Love‘s birthday is April 24. Send her a virtual high-five @ALEXISLL0VE – also, check out this feature on her newly released book!

 Melissa Gergel‘s birthday is April 24. Send her your very best @MelissaGergel

 Stephanie Schappert‘s birthday is April 25. Tell her why you think it is the perfect date @stephschaps

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