FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY Named Official Charity of
the Inaugural Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon
SYRACUSE, NY-June 27, 2011-Achieve Fitness, LLC announced today an
agreement with Ronald Mc Donald House Charities of Central New York to
become an official charity of the Inaugural Empire State Marathon and Half
Marathon on Oct. 16, 2011.
Runners can now donate to the charity during the registration process. In
addition, the Empire State Marathon will have a fundraising initiative at
the Driver's Village New York State Health and Wellness Expo on Oct. 14-15,
as well as at the pre-race pasta hosted by Carnegie Catering.
"One of the most important aspects of our race is raising money for great
causes like Ronald Mc Donald House Charities of Central New York," said
Brian Collins, principle owner of Achieve Fitness, LLC, management company
for the Inaugural Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon. "Our affiliation
with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York allows us to help
make a difference in the lives of families and children suffering from
serious injuries or illnesses."
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York creates, identifies
and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of
children and families in Central New York. The facility operates 24 hours a
day, year-round as a "home away from home" for families whose children are
hospitalized with serious illness or injuries.
"We are thrilled to be a part of the Inaugural Empire State Marathon. The
organizers are taking a community approach with this event and we
appreciate that they have chosen us as their official charity." Beth M.
Trunfio, Executive Director
Empire State Marathon has added a donation feature to the online
registration so participants can currently elect to make a one-time
donation to the charity while they register. Entrants can also select if
they would like to fundraise for the organization and receive their own
personal fundraising page. Those interested in fundraising for the Ronald
McDonald House of CNY can get more information at
http://www.cnyronaldmcdonaldhouse.org or connect at Active Giving page -
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York
Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY operates the 16-bedroom CNY Ronald
McDonald House 24-hours a day, year-round as a "home away from home" for
families whose children are hospitalized with serious illnesses or
injuries. RMHC of CNY is building a new, larger Ronald McDonald House that
will allow the organization to help keep even more families with seriously
ill children together. For more information or to donate, visit
About Achieve Fitness, LLC and the Empire State Marathon
Founded in 1998, Achieve Fitness, LLC is a leading sports marketing,
training and event company in Phoenix, Arizona. A consulting company for
the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon, Achieve Fitness is the
managing entity of 1st Marathon, 1st Triathlon, the recently reacquired
Valley of the Sun Marathon and Half Marathon, and the Empire State Marathon
and Half Marathon. Principle owner Brian Collins is a native of Central New
York and graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High School, Syracuse University
and Le Moyne College.
On Oct. 16, 2011, the Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon will give
runners an up-close view of Central New York's rolling landscape and
vibrant autumn colors. The USATF-certified course, which begins and ends at
Alliance Bank Ball Park Stadium, travels through the cities of Syracuse,
Liverpool and Baldwinsville. A pre-race health a fitness expo will be held
on Oct. 14-15 and feature vendors from the running and fitness industries.
Additional information about the Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon is
available at http://www.empirestatemarathon.com.