FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Registration Now Open For 2013
Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon and Rex Healthcare Half Marathon
November 3rd Race Events Now Open to A Record Number of Runners
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA (March 8, 2013) - The Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon
Race Committee has announced the seventh annual Raleigh City of Oaks
Marathon, Rex Healthcare Half Marathon and News & Observer Old Reliable 10K
Run, presented by Raleigh Running Outfitters. The event is scheduled for
the morning of Sunday, November 3, 2013. Online registration is now
available through the official race website, www.cityofoaksmarathon.com
The celebrated, homegrown event hosts more than 5,000 participants from
across the nation and the globe. After meeting capacity at last year's
races, the race committee plans to expand registration to accommodate 7,000
participants this year.
The races start and finish at N.C. State University's Bell Tower and
showcase Raleigh's most picturesque spots, including the State Capitol
Building, Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, the Glenwood South
restaurant district, and Meredith College. Like last year's event, this
year's marathon course features a 7-mile stretch along the scenic Capital
Area Greenway trail system.
"From N.C. State to downtown and out to the wooded trails of the greenway,
the course shows why Raleigh is one of the best places to run in the
country," says Race Director Ron Wahula.
With a combined cash purse of $10,500 and a wide participation base, the
Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon and Rex Healthcare Half Marathon has
established itself as the area's premier marathon event. The 2012 event
raised $80,000 for the race's beneficiaries. This year's event will benefit
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Rex Healthcare Foundation, and the YMCA
"We Build People" program.
The day's events also include a marathon relay and a kids' "marathon" mile
sponsored by the YMCA. All races start and finish at the N.C. State
University Bell Tower and begin at 7:00 a.m. The YMCA Kids' Marathon Mile
sets off at 7:20 a.m.
To register for the 2013 Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, Rex Healthcare Half
Marathon, News & Observer Old Reliable 10K Run, or YMCA Kids' Marathon
Mile, visit www.cityofoaksmarathon.com . All registration is being handled
Presenting sponsor Raleigh Running Outfitters established the Raleigh City
of Oaks Race in 2007 with the intention of bringing a prestigious running
event to the city of Raleigh, one that would draw thousands of runners and
spectators and would have a meaningful impact on its beneficiaries. Raleigh
Running Outfitters is an independently owned and operated retailer that
supplies shoes, apparel and accessories to all types of runners and
walkers. The store operates in two Triangle locations: in Raleigh, at 7449
Six Forks Road in the Celebration at Six Forks shopping center; and in
Cary, at 2773 NC Highway 55 in the High House Crossing shopping center.