FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Little Rock Marathon Training Program Begins
Informational Meeting Slated for August 28
LITTLE ROCK, AR (August 21, 2012) – An informational meeting for
individuals interested in training for the 2013 Little Rock Marathon and
companion races will be Tuesday, August 28 at 6 pm in the River Market, 3rd
floor, 400 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock according to Little Rock
Marathon race officials.
The Little Rock Marathon Training Program, presented by KARK Channel 4, is
a free running/walking program created to prepare individuals who plan to
take part in one of the races next March. The Little Rock Marathon is
presented by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and benefits Little Rock Parks &
In addition to the marathon (26.2 miles) distance, schedules are available
for the half marathon (13.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles), and 5K (3.1 miles).
Schedules are available on the training section of the website.
According to Hobbit Singleton, head coach of the 2013 training program,
"The number one thing we hear from the public is 'I'm new at this and I
don't want to look stupid.' We have athletes at every level and we have
all - at one time or another - done something in training that made us look
stupid (coaches definitely included."
"Our training program is really a year-round program," Singleton said.
"After the first Little Rock Marathon in 2003, the group never stopped
training and we never stopped coaching."
"The training schedules are very do-able and are for every level of
fitness," she said. "We had about 2,300 people in last year's program,
which was up over 16% from the previous season. Our program caters to
first time marathoners and first time runners/walkers (meaning they have
never run a step)."
Registration for the training program is free and available on the training
page at www.littlerockmarathon.com.
For more information about deadline, details and the race, visit the
website or contact the Little Rock Marathon office at 501-371-4639.
About Little Rock Parks & Recreation
Little Rock Parks and Recreation oversees 57 developed parks and twelve
undeveloped parks totaling over 6,100 acres. In addition, the Little Rock
Parks & Recreation offers a wide-range of youth and adult recreational and
sports leagues, after-school and summer playground programs for children
ages 6-15, outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation and programs for
seniors. Funds raised will continue to support parks and recreational
programs for all ages. For more information about Little Rock Parks &
Recreation please visit www.lrpr.org.