FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Half-Marathon Sells Out Again
Running Festival records 12,000th runner
Baltimore, MD – Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today that the
2007 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Half-Marathon at the Under Armour
Baltimore Running Festival has sold out for the fourth-straight year. The
announcement comes after organizers increased the number of participants
from 4,500 to 5,500 this year. The waiting list for entry into the
half-marathon is now over 300.
Overall registration is up 20 percent compared to this time last year. All
the other races are closed to selling out and as a result the event has
passed the 12,000 runner mark for the first time in the seven years of the
The 2007 Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival, which consists of the
Under Armour Baltimore Marathon, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Half-Marathon, United Way 5K, Legg Mason Team Relay and Kids' Fun Run, will
take place on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at M&T Bank Stadium. The event,
now in its sixth year, has generated over 60 million dollars in revenue for
the city and over 4 million dollars for local charities.
The Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival is produced by Corrigan Sports
Enterprises, a leader in sports promotions in the Baltimore/Washington D.C.
region. Founded in 1991, CSE owns and operates the following events: Under
Armour Baltimore Marathon, The CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Frederick
Running Festival, The Charm City Challenge All-Star Basketball Game, The
Capital Classic, the Toyota Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and the annual
Baltimore BikeJam event.