ITALIAN HERITAGE RUNS DEEP. We welcome you, yes, YOU! Whether you are Italian, Italian-American, a 5k enthusiast or a supporter of all things Italian, we would love for you to be a part of our big event to celebrate Italian Republic Day on June 2, 2024. Italy Run LA is an inclusive family-friendly fun race open to participants of all ages and abili...

Luxury sports travel offers a unique opportunity to explore new destinations while indulging in VIP treatment and world-class entertainment. Whether it’s cheering on your favourite team at a historic stadium or witnessing athletes push their limits in breath-taking settings, sports travel allows enthusiasts to live out their passion in style. Trave...

The Italian American Sport Foundation (IASF) is an independent, humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for sports projects that help people, women and children in the first instance, improve their lives and achieve their goals.Numerous events have been organized by IASF in recent years: charity auctions, gala dinners, and pa...

It is rare to see Italian Americans achieve high marks in the sport of Cross Country. But this year is a memorable exception. Our greater community has two high achieving stars, Matt Strangio and Robert Di Donato. Strangio (in the picture) is a student at the University of Portland (OR) and is a resident of Folsom, CA, just a short distance outside...

In American pop culture, one of the more popular memes regarding Italians is that we’re boisterous or inappropriately loud; it brings to mind the iconic punchline in Family Guy, when discussing a phrase no one would ever think to utter, “Gosh that Italian family at the next table sure is quiet.” While cultural stereotypes often have harmful effects...

Celebrate this year’s Festa della Repubblica by connecting back to your Italian roots and showing your Italian pride through the Italy Run LA. Italians and Italian-Americans are an integral part of what makes Los Angeles the hub of Italian culture and heritage. Join the Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA) in filling the streets of San P...

If you need a little inspiration today, meet 90-year-old marathoner Antonio Rao, from Rome. At the 2023 Rome Marathon on March 19, Rao became the fastest 90+ man in history, finishing the marathon in six hours and 14 minutes to break the M90 world record by a staggering 30 minutes.  Living to age 90 is amazing on its own, but Rao is pushing the lim...

Villanova freshman Marco Langon (Raritan, N.J.) recorded the most significant milestone to date of his young collegiate career and did so on a big stage during competition at the USATF Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon. Langon raced in the U20 Men's division and recorded a third place finish which earned him the opportunity to test...

In the sport of cross-country running (XC), very few Italian Americans have made a mark. Indeed, looking down the list of this year's NCAA XC Men's Championship race, held in late November at Oklahoma University, very few Italian-American names appear. (This finding is based on identifiable surnames or other, personal sources.) The championship rac...

Thousands of runners in Philadelphia channeled their inner Rocky Balboa Saturday, participating in the Rocky Run. Runners took to the streets to have the chance to complete a 5K, 10K or the full Italian Stallion half-marathon. The run, inspired by Sylvester Stallone’s infamous city run in the Rocky films, will see all proceeds from this year’s even...