For Immediate Release!: A new marathon comes to PLANET EARTH
March 31, 2001 – A RUNNING ODDESSY
26.2 Earth miles (110 Martian miles)
Running Fit Martian Marathon (www.martianmarathon.com)
Will soon be known as "My Favorite Martian Marathon"
Get the new-years marathon resolution over early in the year on this USATF
certified course. Enter on-line at www.martianmarathon.com.
Out and back course on a rolling bike path along Edward Hines Drive.
Start and Finish at Running Fit, Haggerty and 6 Mile Rd- Northville, MI.
Water and green Gatorade will be available every 2-3 miles. GU (a Martian
favorite!) will be handed out at 13.1 miles.
March takes it’s name from the Latin, Mars. This Celestial Month is the
ideal time to run a marathon. On March 31st the gravitational pull on
earth is at its low point for the year. From Satellite computations we
have determined that GPS co-ordinates of 42.4/83.5 will be the location of
the planets lowest gravitational coefficient. This should allow for longer
strides with less effort. This location falls in the Northern Hemisphere
on the continent of North America, exactly where the marathon will be held!
$100,000,000 in U.S. dollars will be paid to the first green skinned
finisher under 4’ all (contestants with more than 8 legs or less than 4 do
not qualify for the prize money). All other finishers will receive a
finishers medal and a certificate of completion.
Martian Marathon Entry Fee: $25 includes a T-shirt, finisher's medal and
finisher's certificate. Food and fun await you at the finish. Late entry
(after March 10th $35)
20 Mile Training Run Entry Fee: $5 early, $7 day of run.