FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Denver MarathonTM Inspires Runners To Race Together With Two-For-One
Buddy Pass On Opening Day Of Registration
World Class Marathon Opens Online Registration With
Special Offering On January 31, 2007
DENVER--To inspire runners across the country to run the Denver Marathon™
with a companion, organizers announced today that athletes who register for
the marathon or half marathon on opening day, January 31, 2007, will
receive a free entry for a friend or family member to register in the
marathon or half marathon. The world class Denver Marathon is scheduled for
Sunday, October 14, 2007.
More than 5,000 individuals participated in the events of the inaugural
2006 Denver Marathon, which debuted as Colorado's largest full marathon
selling out in its first year. The racecourse will again start in front of
the State Capitol, and travel past many of Denver's major landmarks such as
the Denver Public Library and the Denver Art Museum, Larimer Square, the
Pepsi Center, Union Station and Coors Field, as well as City, Cheesman and
"We'd like to welcome back all of last year's runners while encouraging new
runners to experience this memorable event by training and running in the
2007 Denver Marathon," said Anton Villatoro, Executive Director of the
Denver Marathon. "Our inspiration to create the Buddy Pass came from an
email we received from Major Easthagen, a mentor to a young teen, Dominic
Rubio, through Colorado Youth At Risk, who plans to help Rubio achieve the
goal of running the Denver Marathon."
Colorado Youth At Risk is an organization whose mission is to reduce the
risk of teens dropping out of high school through an adult mentorship
program. The United Way, a sponsoring partner of Colorado Youth At Risk,
will follow Easthagen and Rubio's progress throughout the year.
"Running a marathon isn't easy, and many runners who train for a marathon
need the support and motivation of another running partner and that added
inspiration to make it to the finish line," said Villatoro. "This year,
we'd like to inspire runners to set their goals on running and finishing
the Denver Marathon."
In order to receive a free registration for a friend, all runners will need
to register online for either the marathon or half marathon at
www.denvermarathon.com before 11:59 p.m. MST, on January 31, 2007. After
registering, runners will receive a Denver Marathon Buddy Pass code in
their confirmation email that is good for one free entry to the marathon or
half marathon (the pass is not good for marathon relay). The Buddy Pass
code will be valid for 30 days (through 11:59 p.m. on March 2, 2007).
Registration is limited in all divisions and will close when field limits
are met with no prior notice. The free entry is for first-time event
Registration fees for the marathon are: Early Registration (through May
31st), $85; Standard Entry (June 1st - August 31st), $95; Late Entry
(September 1st – October 10th), $105. Half marathon registration fees are:
Early Registration (through May 31st), $65; Standard Entry (June 1st -
August 31st), $75; Late Entry (September 1st - October 10th), $85. Marathon
relay registration fees are: Early Registration (through May 31st), $160;
Standard Entry (June 1st - August 31st), $180; Late Entry (September 1st –
October 10th), $200.
About the Denver Marathon™
The Denver MarathonTM is owned and operated by Run Denver, LLC, a wholly
owned subsidiary of Experience Sports, LLC – a sports marketing and
management company. Run Denver was created to develop an annual Denver
marathon and half marathon that will bring a world-class running experience
to the Denver community and economic and social vitality to the metro
Denver area. For more information, please visit www.denvermarathon.com.