FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lee Corrigan
FIFTH ANNIVERSARY BALTIMORE MARATHON DATE SET
ON-LINE REGISTRATION OPEN
Baltimore (Dec.15) – The fifth annual Under Armour Baltimore Running
Festival will take place Saturday, October 15, 2005 and will feature the
Under Armour Baltimore Marathon, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Half-Marathon, Legg Mason Funds Team Relay, 5K and CitiFinancial Kid’s Fun
Run. Plans are in the works to mark the fifth anniversary in a special way.
The 2004 event drew a record number 9,500 registered runners competing for
a share of the $100,000 purse, an increase of $70,000 from the 2003 event.
Race records in the marathon and half-marathon, both male and female, were
set last year as the increased purse drew a competitive field. John Itati
(2:14:51) and Ramilia Burangulova (2:40:21) were the winners in the
marathon and Haji Abdrrahim (1:03:45) and Silvia Skvortsova (1:15:30) in
Under Armour Performance Apparel will again title sponsor the 2005
marathon. In addition to sponsoring the Festival, Under Armour will provide
performance gear for registered runners in the marathon, half-marathon and
As a special bonus to kick off the 5th Anniversary, the Baltimore Running
Festival, along with MetroSports Magazine, is conducting a special VIP of
Charm City Contest for all runners who register on-line prior to February
1, 2005. Here's how it works:
1) Register online using Active.com prior to February 1, 2005 and you will
be automatically entered to win. Once again, there will be NO ON-LINE
SURCHARGE for using this service. By registering early, you will save up to
$20 off the late registration fee.
2) The grand prize features a two-night stay in an Inner Harbor hotel
during race weekend, an Official Baltimore Running Festival Merchandise
Pack featuring Under Armour Performance Gear, dinner for two at McCormick
and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant and a $50 shopping spree at Falls Road
Running Store. Two (2) second-place prizes feature an Official Merchandise
Pack with Under Armour Performance Gear.
3) Winners will be randomly selected from all runners who registered online
prior to the deadline and will be notified after 2/15/05.
Registration for all races is now open on-line at
www.thebaltimoremarathon.com or call 410-605-9381 to receive application in