17,000 runners to rock at headline concert, race to benefit American Cancer Society - New Orleans, LA – January 18, 2011 –As 17,000 runners and walkers cross the finish line at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon & ½ Marathon benefiting the American Cancer Society on Sunday, February 13th, the party will just be getting started. Participants and spectators will then be invited to relax and enjoy the sounds of headline act Bowling for Soup at the finish line festival and post-race concert.
CHICAGO - Registration for the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will open to the public beginning at midnight (CST) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at www.chicagomarathon.com. The 34th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2011, starting and finishing in Chicago's Grant Park. Registration will be open to the first 45,000 registered participants.
ST. LOUIS – GO! St. Louis, a local non-profit organization that specializes in providing fitness events and programs for the St. Louis region on a year-round basis, announced that sponsor partnerships for the popular GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend continue to increase for the upcoming 2011 event, set for Saturday and Sunday, April 9 & 10, 2011.
The marathon world came face to face with mortality recently, when Haile Gebrselassie announced his retirement. That was soon rescinded. But after three consecutive (and rapid) victories in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, the old master leaves the ‘world’s richest marathon’ this coming Friday (21) open to a posse of young pretenders to his crown.
Popular Destination Races series in high demand; wait list open until March 1, 2011 - LEESBURG, Va. – Destination Races, producer of the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon in Loudoun County, Va. has announced the inaugural race on Saturday, June 4, 2011 sold out with 2,000 entrants.