FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Course for 2009 Cox Providence Rhode Races
Sign up by Dec. 31, 2008 and Save on Registration Fees
Providence, RI – Runners who participate in the Cox Sports Marathon and
Willow Tree Half Marathon this spring will experience a new race course –
one that starts and finish in downtown Providence and in between showcases
scenic views of the East Bay.
The Cox Sports Marathon and Willow Tree Half Marathon are part of the
second annual Cox Providence Rhode Races. Slated for Sunday, May 3, 2009,
this unique event also features a 5k run.
"We have developed a very scenic course that will showcase the capitol city
and include a good portion of the East Bay," said Charlie Breagy, race
director, Cox Providence Rhode Races.
The overall Cox Sports Marathon and Willow Tree Half Marathon courses have
been enhanced from the inaugural event held last May. Both races will start
and finish in downtown Providence and begin simultaneously at 8 a.m. on
Exchange Street, adjacent to Burnside Park and Kennedy Plaza.
The 26.2 mile Cox Sports Marathon, which is a Boston Marathon qualifier,
kicks off on Exchange Street (adjacent to Kennedy Plaza and Burnside Park).
The course will wind through portions of East Side of Providence and head
outside the city to East Providence towards the East Bay. Runners will pass
Narragansett Bay and head to the East Bay Bike Path. The course then winds
through Barrington, returns through the East Bay Bike Path and concludes
back in downtown Providence to the finish.
Full course descriptions of the Cox Sports Marathon and Willow Tree Half
Marathon, including turn-by-turn directions and course maps, are located at
www.coxrhoderaces.com. The 5k course, which will also start and finish in
downtown Providence, is currently being developed.
Cox Providence Rhode Races registration and health and wellness expo will
be held at the Westin Providence, located within walking distance to the
start/finish line for the Cox Sports Marathon, Willow Tree Half Marathon
and the 5k.
Register Now and Save
Enter the Cox Providence Rhode Races by the end of the year and save on the
registration fees. Sign up by for the Cox Sports Marathon by December 31,
2008 and save $10. Runners can save $5 by registering for the Willow Tree
Half Marathon by the end of 2008. To register online for the Cox Sports
Marathon, Willow Tree Half Marathon or the 5k visit: www.coxrhoderaces.com.
Cox Communications is the Title Sponsor of the Cox Providence Rhode Races.
Johnson & Wales University is the Premiere Sponsor. Charitable partners
include Cox Charities New England, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in
Training and National Kidney Foundation.