Collegiate track and field and cross-country may be facing its darkest hour as more Division I schools have dropped or are planning to discontinue these sports. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided the guilty athletic departments an excuse to once again severely damage the sport that surpasses all others in providing opportunities for minorities, women, and athletes of all body types to compete. It is also the least expensive sport to sponsor. As an example, according to the popular website, FloTrack, the University of Akron annually spends these amounts per athlete: Track and Field - $1500; Men’s Soccer - $7,900; and men’s basketball, $47,000.

The Road Runners Club of America wants to remind the running community about the importance of following our hot weather running tips. Running in the heat of summer can be dangerous if proper precautions and preparations are not followed.

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.

By Rod O’Donnell, Reprinted from 2019 - Numbers don’t lie. This month we will look at a variety of facts. The reader will find information that will form a pattern of where we are today and were yesterday in the world of sports. Some numbers will inspire, while others will depress, and many will reflect the direction in which our sport is going in terms of prominence.

SEOTR all started with one goal - to help foster a community of trail runners in Southeastern Ohio.