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A New Sport and Running Event Hits the Roads of America
Date:5/15/2013

he Double has been called a runner’s chess match on the road in shoes, short and a singlet. The idea is to pace yourself properly through both segments, factoring in the recovery break, to record your best aggregate time – or at least do your best against your competition, for even in the Double you’re not just running against the clock but also against other runners.

The world record holders in the sport of Double Road Racing are among the fastest runners in the United States. From the outset, the Double Road Race was set up as a professional competition—with prize money going to the top finishers, overall and by age group. Fifty percent of it will go to Masters runners 40 and over, which is unheard of in big-time road racing. Results are compiled and reported on the Double Road Race web site, with special cash awards for the season leaders. Previous race stats are available in the 64 page Double Road Race Guide Book.

The Double Road Race events benefit the national Just Run and local non-profit youth running programs. These programs inspire and encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle through education and promotion of preventative health and wellness to children and their communities. In addition to the Double Road Race competition, the events feature a one-mile run/walk and the Bob Anderson Kid's Cup Mile, designed for children 10 and under.

Ten Double Road Races are scheduled across the U.S. The first event of the 2013 season will be held June 30, in Overland Park, Kansas, where Bob Anderson was born and raised. Special guest of honor at the event will be Olympic hero Billy Mills, who received the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2012. He shocked the sports world by winning the 10,000 meters at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. Mills, who will be celebrating his 75th birthday on the day of the
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