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Peter Ciaccia is the President of Events for the New York Road Runners. Peter lives the sport of running each and every day. He loves the sport and he loves the New York Road Runners. For Peter, who never stops moving, this is his perfect job.

Peter Ciaccia-thumb-500xauto-19453.jpgPeter Ciaccia, photo by

Updated February 5, 2017 to include official NB logo and update key points.

Peter Ciaccia is the President of Events for the NYRR. He is also the race director for the TCS NYC Marathon. He follows a distinguished line of race directors, from the late Fred Lebow to the late Allen Steinfeld, to Mary Wittenberg, to Peter Ciaccia. In 2017, the NYC Marathon will have a new official footwear and apparel sponsor, New Balance. This is the first year of a ten year agreement. New Balance will sponsor all races under the NYRR imprimatur. It will also partner in their new NYRR Run Center, which is the exciting location for the club members to meet, train, learn and also visit the NB RunHub, the official store partnership between NYRR and NB. (Updated February 5, 2017)

Peter Ciaccia was kind enough to be interviewed by the Shoe Addicts on the NYRR RunCenter and the NB Run Hub. We spoke about the exciting new facility and the opportunities for the New York Road Runners with their new sponsor, New Balance. We hope that you enjoy it.

Allan Steinfeld.jpgAllan Steinfeld, photo courtesy of New York Road Runners

Allan Steinfeld, the man who guided the NYRR after the death of Fred Lebow, the man who has provided the sport of road running with many of the innovations on courses that we all take for granted, has died. He was seventy. Allan had many of his friends with him on the last day of his life, which was January 24, 2017.

Here a few anecdotes on this brilliant man...


PHOTO: Children enrolled in New York Road Runners youth programs show off their free New Balance running shoes received under the 1 For You, 1 For Youth program at the opening of the NYRR RUNCENTER on January 11, 2017. Michael Capiraso, NYRR president and CEO, is at the center; Peter Ciaccia, NYRR president of events and race director of the TCS NYC Marathon is at the far left; second from left in the back row is New Balance president and CEO Rob DeMartini; just over Capiraso's right shoulder is 2016 Olympic 1500m bronze medalist Jenny Simpson (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly), used with permission.

The following is David Monti's piece for Race Results Weekly on the NYRR RunCenter and the NB RunHub.

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