FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Missoula Marathon To Offer Free Photos To Participants
Missoula, MT -- The Missoula Marathon, HuHot Mongolian Grill and Referee
Photo have combined efforts to provide a free photo to every finisher of
the 2009 Missoula Marathon coming up Sunday, July 12.
"We wanted HuHot to become a sponsor of the Missoula Marathon because the
corporate headquarters are here in Missoula and we view this as a healthy
event for the community," explained Mary Halloran, VP of Creative
Development and one of several partners in the family-owned company. "We
wanted to do something creative that the athletes would appreciate -
something that fits and is unique to the Missoula Marathon."
Rick O'Connor of Referee Photo had the idea of providing a photo to every
athlete that finishes the Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay or Kids
Marathon. "All we needed was the right sponsor," said Jennifer Straughan,
Race Director. "I was very hopeful when Mary called and said she wanted to
find a way to work with us that the photos might be a possibility."
When athletes cross the finish line they will have the option of stopping
at the HuHot photo booth. Referee Photo takes the photos and has the
ability to print them out right there on the spot, so the athlete can take
the photo at that time. Marathon and Half Marathon participants will
receive individual photos, Marathon Relay teams will have a team photo, and
Kids Marathon participants will have photos taken in groups.
Athletes will also have the option of purchasing any other photos from
Referee Photo as they are posted on-line after the event.