FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lost Dutchman Marathon
National Black Marathoners' Assocation
The National Black Marathoners' Association (NBMA)
Selects the Seventh Annual Lost Dutchman Marathon,
Half Marathon, 10K, 8K Trail Run, and 2-Mile Run/Walk
for its 2008 Event.
The National Black Marathoners' Association has selected the Seventh Annual
Lost Dutchman Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 8K Trail Run, and 2-Mile
Run/Walk for our 2008 Event (www.lostdutchmanmarathon.org). This event was
identified as one of the 12 best little marathons in the USA by Runner's
World in 2005. It will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2008 near Phoenix,
Tony Reed, NBMA's Executive Director, says, "We are very excited about
running this scenic course and having a great, fun-filled weekend. They
offer a variety of events and distances for our runners and walkers."
Grady McEachern, the Lost Dutchman's Race Director, says, "We are very
excited about the prospect of having hundreds of Black American runners
converging on Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, and the east valley from all
over the country to participate in our events. The National Black
Marathoner's Association is the largest organization to commit to our race
in the 7 years of our existence. We will be making every effort to ensure a
pleasant and exciting experience for the NBMA members during their stay
here. We are grateful NBMA has chosen our event and will work hard to
produce quality races that will exceed their expectations."
The National Black Marathoners' Association Mission
The National Black Marathoners' Association (NBMA) is a not-for-profit
organization. It is open to everyone, regardless of your athletic ability
or previous marathon experience. Our objectives are to
- Encourage Black Americans and others to pursue a healthy life-style
through long distance running and walking.
- Serve as a vehicle for Black American distance runners across the nation
to meet in mass at a single marathon.
- Provide scholarships to deserving high school boy and girl distance
runners. Donations for the scholarship fund may be made at