FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Geneva Hampton
Gina Marchese Pharis
Little Rock Marathon Registration Opens July 1
Race Officials Anticipating 10,000 Participants for 2008 Season
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Online registration is now open for the 2008 Little Rock
Marathon Runapolozza Weekend on February 29, 2008 - March 2, 2008.
Discounted registration fees extended to November 1, 2007.
Events include the Little Rock Marathon, presented by the Arkansas
Democrat-Gazette, the Little Rock Half Marathon, presented by Baptist
Health, the Little Rock Marathon Relay, the Little Rock 5K Fun Run/Walk,
the Little Rockers Kids Marathon, presented by Arkansas Children's Hospital
and Today's THV, the Classic Rockers 55+ Marathon, and the Little Rock
Health & Fitness Expo, presented by Arvest Bank.
Registration for the Little Rocker's Kids Marathon and Classic Rockers 55+
Senior Marathon will open September 1, 2007.
Training for the 2008 races begins in late September with an expanded
training schedule and training locations anticipated.
"We're expecting a record number of participants for our sixth race," said
Gina Marchese Pharis, executive director. "We're encouraging as many people
as possible to sign up early to make sure they have a spot for Six in the
City. We will be limiting the field of race day participants this year and
anticipate reaching those limits in early February."
The 2007 event (held earlier this year) saw a 7% increase in participation
with more than 8,800 participants in the various training programs and
races according to Pharis.
"As always, we have many exciting things in store for 2008 and plan to step
it up a notch all across the board" said Pharis.
The Little Rock Marathon is also sponsored in part by the Little Rock
Convention & Visitors Bureau; Image one of Little Rock and the Bill Titus
On line registration is available at www.littlerockmarathon.com through
February 21, 2008. Paper registration forms for all races will be
available at the Little Rock Parks and Recreation office located in the
City of Little Rock's City Hall, participating sponsors, and most fitness
facilities across the state in mid-October. Paper entry forms must be
postmarked by February 21, 2008, then individuals must register at the
Little Rock Marathon Health & Fitness Expo at the Statehouse Convention
Center race weekend.
For more information about deadline, details and the race, visit the
website or contact the Little Rock Marathon office at 501-371-4770.