May 2014 Marathon Events

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Here’s a look at some of the most popular 2014 Marathons coming up in May. At Prep Sportswear you can customize marathon apparel and race clothing that’s specific to your event. If you’re running or watching any of the 2014 marathons below, make sure to get your custom race gear in time!

Long Island Marathon 5/4/14 East Meadow, NY

Long Island Marathon

Set for its 41st annual running in the spring of 2014, New York’s Long Island Marathon is an annual event on eastern Long Island during the first weekend of May, dating back to the race’s first introduction in the 1970’s.  Runners participating in the Long Island Marathon will pass through a number of the area’s residential neighborhoods, the villages of Uniondale, Westbury and New Cassel, and past local attractions like the Nassau Coliseum and Museum Row. Customize your personal 2014 Long Island Marathon t-shirt to get ready for the big day!

 

Pittsburgh Marathon 5/4/14 Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh MarathonThe Pittsburgh Marathon is an annual marathon held on the first Sunday in May in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Historically, the course has wound through the unique and hilly topography of the city. Crossing five different bridges, the course traverses all three rivers of Pittsburgh’s at least once. The finish line is on the Boulevard of the Allies near Point State Park. Numerous other historic and well-known Pittsburgh neighborhoods are along the route, including the South Side, Oakland, Shadyside, East Liberty, Highland Park, Bloomfield, Lawrenceville, and the Strip District. If you’re running in the Pittsburgh Marathon, stand out from the crowd with custom made race gear and marathon apparel.

Cleveland Marathon 5/18/14 Cleveland, OH

Cleveland MarathonThe Cleveland Marathon began in 1978 in an effort to bring a positive and meaningful fitness event to the City of Cleveland. The original course began at Cleveland State University and traveled west to Bay Village and back. Today, the Cleveland Marathon passes notable and historic landmarks such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Browns Stadium, Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena and Rockefeller Park. The Cleveland Marathon was the first to offer finishing runners large cash prizes and is one of the 50 oldest marathons in the country. Wear exclusive Cleveland Marathon t-shirts when you’re running the course this year only available at Prep Sportswear!

Vermont City Marathon 5/25/14 Burlington, VT

Vermont City MarathonThe Vermont City Marathon is an annual marathon in the city of Burlington, Vermont. Held since May 28, 1989 on Memorial Day weekend, the race attracts people from the New England area. The USATF certified course has remained the same since 2001. It starts in Battery Park overlooking Lake Champlain, runs through downtown Burlington, then heads out the Burlington Beltline, Oakledge Park, “Assault on Battery Hill”, and then finishes at Waterfront Park beside Lake Champlain. Whether you’re a runner, supporter, or volunteer, we have custom-made Vermont City Marathon 2014 gear for you.

Wyoming Marathon 5/25/14 Laramie, WY

Wyoming MarathonThe Wyoming Marathon is held annually in Medicine Bow National Forest between Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Wyoming Marathon Races offers a hilly, challenging 26.2 mile course that will test the abilities of every runner. The elevation at the starting line is 8,700 feet above sea level, and the course never drops to an elevation below 8,000 feet throughout the duration of the race. The Wyoming Marathon is the oldest marathon in the state and is one of only three marathons in the state of Wyoming. Customize a variety of race apparel with exclusive and unique Wyoming Marathon designs to represent your race and stand out from the crowd!

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February 2014 Marathon Events

Here’s a look at some of the most popular 2014 Marathons coming up in February. At Prep Sportswear you can customize marathon apparel and race clothing that’s specific to your event. If you’re running or watching any of the 2014 marathons below, make sure to get your custom race gear in time!

Mardi Gras Marathon 2/2/14 New Orleans, LA

Mardi Gras Marathon

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon is an annual international marathon race which takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series of road running competitions and it also features the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Half Marathon. The Mardi Gras Marathon draws an average of 13,000 runners a year. There are live bands that perform a variety of music from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues, jazz and soul along each mile of the race course. Customize your personal 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon t-shirt to get ready for the big day!

 

Miami Marathon 2/2/14 Miami, FL 

Miami Marathon

The Miami Marathon and Half Marathon 26.219 mile course is one of the flattest, most scenic courses in the country. With its inaugural race on February 2, 2003, the Miami Marathon has been one of the fastest-growing annual marathons, attracting world-class distance runners. Celebrities or local politicians typically start the race including Olympic marathon gold medalist Frank Shorter. An average of 25,000 runners participate in this popular marathon every year which runs through the City of Miami Beach.  Look hot on the course with one-of-a-kind Miami Marathon running clothing and apparel exclusive to Prep Sportswear.

Austin Marathon 2/16/14 Austin, TX

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The Austin Marathon is an annual marathon held in Austin, Texas which forms the final leg of the Marathons of Texas. The course starts on Congress Avenue and touches well-known Austin landmarks and areas, such as downtown, the Colorado River, Hyde Park and the University of Texas at Austin, passing by Memorial Stadium. Befitting the city that prides itself on being “The Music Capital of the World,” the Austin marathon includes performances by live bands and even a beer stop in the later stages of the race. If you’re running in the Austin Marathon, stand out from the crowd with custom made race gear and marathon apparel.

Cowtown Marathon 2/23/14 Fort Worth, TX

Cowtown Marathon

The Cowtown Marathon is the largest multi-race event in the State of Texas and is expecting around 29,000 runners in 2014. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the marathon benefits local charities including the American Cancer Society and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Cowtown Marathon course starts and ends in Fort Worth’s cultural district, runs through the Stockyards, goes through downtown and circles TCU and Fort Worth’s southside. Wear exclusive Cowtown Marathon t-shirts when you’re running the course this year only available at Prep Sportswear!

 

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Best High School Basketball Programs in the Country

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High school sports can shape an athlete’s life forever. While college may catapult a basketball player’s career into NBA status, high school is usually where the talent starts to take shape. Attending the right high school can put a talented basketball player on the right path. We’re taking a look at some of the top high school basketball programs in the country that yield the most impressive college and NBA players.

Oak Hill Academy 

Oak Hill

Oak Hill Academy is the number one breeding grounds for all-star basketball athletes. Currently, 27 players have reached the professional level including Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Ty Lawson and Brandon Jennings. Oak Hill Academy has made it clear they have an established a unique style for success with a game success rate of 93%. The Oak Hill Academy Warriors have been ranked top five nationally for 13 straight years, proving that they are the most efficient high school basketball program of all time. If you’re an Oak Hill Academy basketball fan, customize your own unique Oak Hill Academy apparel!

Findlay Prep

Findlay Prep

The Findlay Prep Pilots have turned out plenty of impressive athletes, including Nigel Williams-Goss who earned McDonald’s All-America recognition. In just the five years that the program has existed, it has been a prolific source of elite basketball talent. Findlay Prep has been a hot bed for point guard super-star talent including Cory Joseph, Myck Kabongo and Dominic Artis. Other impressive players include shooting guard Nick Johnson and power forwards Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennett. To represent Findlay Prep in style, order a Findlay Prep t-shirt from Prep Sportswear today!

DeWitt Clinton High School

Dewitt Clinton

DeWitt Clinton High School is easily one of the most respected high school basketball programs in the country as they have produced a lengthy list of talented basketball players. For over a century the Clinton Governors have been a power house in the Public Schools Athletic League. Some notable Alumni include Dolph Schayes, Tiny Archibald, Barney Sedran and Steve Sheppard. Get custom DeWitt Clinton High School basketball t-shirts, sweatshirts, and accessories at Prep Sportswear!

DeMatha Catholic High School

DeMatha Catholic

DeMatha Catholic High School continues to churn out talented basketball stars with minimal drop-off in quality. Coach Morgan Wooten is one of three high school coaches to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and for good reason. His team was most recognized for upsetting Lew Alcindor’s Power Memorial Academy, ending their 71-game winning streak. Some of the top DeMatha basketball athletes include Adrian Dantley, Kieth Bogans, Sidney Lowe and Danny Ferry. You can get all of your DeMatha Catholic High School apparel needs at Prep Sportswear.

Overbrook High School

Overbrook

Overbrook High School is not only home to Will Smith, but also to the most statistically dominant player in the history of basketball, Wilt Chamberlain. The Overbrook alumnus is the holder of two unbreakable sports records: scoring 100 points in a single game and averaging over 50 points per game for an entire season. Besides Chamberlin, the Overbrook High School basketball team has produced NBA players including Mike Gale, Walt Hazzard, Wayne Hightower, Lewis Lloyd and Malik Rose. If you’re a proud Overbrook Panthers fan, show your support with custom made Overbrook High School shirts and hoodies with exclusive Panthers designs.

Laurinburg Institute

Laurinburg

The Laurinburg Institute is one of the oldest historically black prep schools in the country and is noted for its output of highly accomplished alumni. Several All-Americans basketball athletes have been produced, including NBA Hall of Famer Sam Jones and NBA All-Star Charlie Scott. Now you can customize Laurinburg Tigers clothing in a matter of seconds at Prep Sportswear!

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