FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Windstream Communications New Presenting Sponsor
of the Little Rock Marathon Race
LITTLE ROCK, AR (August 8, 2013) - Windstream Communications, a Fortune 500
company and leader of advanced network communications, has signed on to
become the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Little Rock Marathon held in
Little Rock, AR on March 2, 2014.
The Little Rock Marathon, presented by Windstream Communications, is part
of the 12th Annual Little Rock Marathon Weekend presented by the Arkansas
Democrat Gazette slated for February 28 - March 2, 2014 and benefits Little
Rock Parks & Recreation.
The 26.2 mile foot race draws athletes from around the world to experience
the race's festive atmosphere, Little Rock's lively brand of southern
hospitality and compete for what Runner's World described in 2005 as the
"world's largest finisher's medal."
"Windstream has been a sponsor of the Little Rock 5K for several years, and
we are delighted to expand our relationship with the City of Little Rock
and the Little Rock Marathon in 2014," said Jeff Gardner, president and CEO
of Windstream. "This is a terrific event that's well-known among runners
and deserving of the tremendous community support it receives each year."
"We are thrilled to have such a well-known and highly respected company as
Windstream Communications affiliated with the Little Rock Marathon," said
Nancy Green, chairman of Little Rock Marathon Weekend. "Windstream's
dedication to exceeding customer expectations, supporting the community, as
well as promoting healthy lifestyles perfectly aligns with the mission of
the Little Rock Marathon."
Windstream has been recognized as a 2013 Gold-Level recipient of the
American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program.
Other race weekend events include a the Little Rock Half Marathon
(presented by Baptist Health), the Little Rock 10K, the Little Rock 5K Fun
Run/Walk, the Little Rocker's Kids Marathon and the two-day Little Rock
Marathon Health & Fitness Expo.
For more information about this year's events or to register, visit