FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gerry Beagan
OCEAN STATE MARATHON
WELCOMES CERRONE AUTO AS TITLE SPONSER
The 11th annual edition of Rhode Island's only full distance marathon on
Sunday, October 12 at Providence will be run as the Cerrone Ocean State
Marathon. The event, which includes an inaugural half marathon, was without
title sponsorship since late last year. The Cerrone Auto Group is a
dealership headquartered in Attleboro, MA.
I am extremely pleased, proud and relieved to announce the Cerrone
commitment to the Ocean State Marathon, said Gerry Beagan, race director.
When Al Cerrone read the latest story detailing our continued, fruitless
search for a title sponsor he telephoned personally and asked what he could
do. He said he was surprised that no other company had come forward to
sponsor the races. He was sincere, serious and unassuming about his
willingness to assist us in our efforts to present a first class, national
class event that will give every runner the best possible experience over
either the marathon or half marathon distance. The marathon, which is run
on a figure eight course entirely within the city limits, shares billing
with the half marathon which will cover the first 11.1 miles of the
marathon route and then wind back to the common finish at the Rhode Island
Convention Center. Both races will start together at 7:55 am from the State
Capitol. Over 2000 runners are expected to participate in the two races
which comprise a veritable tour of the Renaissancei city with numerous
spectator vantage points.
The Ocean State Marathon Health and Fitness Fair will be held on Saturday,
October 11 at the Rhode Island Convention Center from noon to 6pm. The
health and fitness fair features running, sports and fitness displays, an
opportunity for entrants to pick up numbers, t-shirts and runner packets.
There will also be a pasta dinner from 5pm to 7 pm.
The Cerrone Ocean State Marathon and Half Marathon are USATF sanctioned and
certified and will feature ChampionChip timing by Granite State Race
Services. The marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier. There are no field
limits for either event and entries will be accepted up to, and including,
Information on the events, on-line registration and print out registration
form are available at the marathon web site at www.oceanstatemarathon.com.
Additional information and request for entry brochures should be directed
to Ocean State Marathon, 5 Division Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818 or by
telephone at (401) 885-4499 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Or by visitng the
site at www.oceanstatemarathon.com.
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