Cool Trivia Fact #2

At the 1908 Olympic Games in London, the marathon distance was changed to 26 miles to cover the ground from Windsor Castle to White City stadium, with 385 yards added on so the race could finish in front of King Edward VII's royal box.
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AOC is registered with the Amateur Athletic Union. AOC athletes need annual membership in the AAU to compete in AAU-sanctioned events. Register your athlete with AAU!

Recommended retailers for running shoes, spikes, and gear:

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Jenkintown Running Co.

416 York Rd
Jenkintown PA 19046
(215) 887-2848

The Run Around

Valley Shopping Center
Easton & Woodland Road
Roslyn PA 19001
(215) 886-6937

Born to Run

821 Bethlehem Pike
Spring House PA 19477
(215) 641-0410

North Wales Running Company

111 North Main Street
North Wales PA 19454
(215) 699-4282


Amateur Athletic Union: The Amateur Athletic Union(AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States.

AAU Athletics (Track & Field): AAU Athletics encompasses competitions in Track & Field, Cross Country, and Multi-Event.

AAU Middle Atlantic DistrictThe AAU district where AOC belongs and competes primarily.

USA Track & Field: USA Track & Field's Youth Athletics program is devised to permit an unlimited number of athletes to compete in track and field, cross country, multi-events, race walking and long distance running. The program is open to boys and girls through age 18.

Mid-Atlantic USA Track & Field - Mid-Atlantic Association of USA Track & Field

Coacho Track Calendar -  Upcoming Track and Field Meets and Results

International Amateur Athletic Federation The International Amateur Athletic Federation was founded in 1912 by 17 national athletic federations who saw the need for a governing authority, for an athletic programme and for standardized technical equipment and world records.

University Interscholastic League at UT Austin: Useful health and safety information for student athletes.

PennTrackXC: A rich resource for news and results of track and field competition in Pennsylvania.

Keystone State Games: Pennsylvania's statewide annual multi-sport amateur athlete competition.

The Borough of Ambler: The website of the town where the Ambler Olympic Club was founded and still resides.

Gwynedd Mercy Academy: Ambler Olympic Club's partner in the Larry Wilson Stadium, and host of our track & field facilities.

AARC (Ambler Area Running Club): In addition to conducting two annual races (5K race in summer and the Ambler Frostbite 5-Miler in February), the local running club sponsors weekly runs and track workouts, has monthly meetings with occasional speakers, publishes a newsletter, and supports a web site for runners in the community.

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