FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tim Rhodes
2005 Charlotte Marathon Gets New Name, New Look
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - (June 9, 2005) - The all-new marathon event slated for
this December will be titled "Charlotte's 'Thunder Road' Marathon".
Event Marketing Services, Inc. and Run for Your Life, the event's
organizers, selected the title from more than one hundred entries in last
month's "Name That Marathon" contest and designed the event logo based on
the winning name.
"The selection of 'Thunder Road' Marathon goes to the heart of what we want
to do with the theme of this event," says Tim Rhodes, owner and president
of Event Marketing Services, Inc., and Run for Your Life, "and that is to
celebrate Charlotte's unique heritage of stock car racing through a
world-class marathon event."
The 2005 "Thunder Road Marathon" is scheduled for December 3. Registration
is available now at RunCharlotte.com.
Rhodes says runners and spectators can expect local music and food at the
finish and along the course.
As the first person to suggest the title "Thunder Road", Larry Seavers is
the grand prize winner in the Run for Your Life "Name That Marathon
Contest". For his efforts, Seavers receives the Marathon Prize Package
including a complementary race entry for the next 5 years, free running
shoes and a personalized training program courtesy of Run for Your Life.
John Gillis also submitted "Thunder Road" as one of his suggested marathon
names. Gillis will get a free entry into this year's event, plus a $50 gift
certificate to Run for Your Life.
Within the next few weeks, Rhodes expects to announce the official course,
the host hotel and the charitable beneficiaries for Charlotte's "Thunder
The "Thunder Road Marathon" is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2005.
The 26.2 mile marathon course will start and finish in uptown Charlotte and
wind its way through neighborhoods in Myers Park and Dilworth. And for the
first time ever, a Charlotte marathon course will include the Eastover,
Plaza-Midwood and North Davidson areas. The "Thunder Road Marathon" event
will also feature a 10K run/walk and marathon relay in order to offer
something for most everyone. Registration for all events is available
online at RunCharlotte.com..
Run for Your Life is the southeast's largest running specialty store with
three locations in Charlotte - historic Dilworth, Stonecrest and in the
Event Marketing Services, Inc. is the area's premier running event company,
offering event planning, timing and scoring for over 60 events each year.