FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kristen Kish
Inaugural Pensacola Marathon
Set to Run on the wings of the Blue Angel
PENSACOLA, Fla. – On February 20, 2005, the inaugural Pensacola Marathon
will bring runners to Pensacola, Florida, for a world-class running event
in the same tradition that produced the twenty-one years of the Blue Angel
For over two decades, the Blue Angel Marathon provided runners a chance to
participate in a marathon in Pensacola. Without wanting to go one year
without a marathon, Paul Epstein and fellow organizers, quickly stepped up
and devised a plan of action.
Therefore, in the interest of providing the best running experience for the
widest range of runners, the Pensacola Marathon will take the place of Blue
Angel Marathon for 2005 and the foreseeable future.
"Marathon runners are a great example of a healthy, active lifestyle at the
highest level," said Paul Epstein, owner of Running Wild. "We hope everyone
comes out to support this great event."
The inaugural Pensacola Marathon & Half Marathon will begin at 6:30 a.m. on
Sunday, February 20, Downtown Pensacola. The route is scenic and covers a
large portion of Pensacola, while some early hills will provide some
challenge, later the course is primarily flat and downhill. Every finisher
will receive a special inaugural medal.
Race applications will be available by January 1, 2005. Entry fees are as
follows: $45 for the marathon and $35 for the half marathon. A $10 fee will
be added for entries received after January 13. Register on-line at
We invite everyone to support Florida's running scene and to come to
Pensacola in February to join runners from around the country for our new
event: The Pensacola Marathon - for a race that offers all that the Blue
Angle Marathon offered and more.
Paul Epstein at Running Wild, and fellow marathon organizers are dedicated
to the encouragement of physical well being through running, jogging,
racewalking, cross country, and track & field. It's this dedication that
inspired their decision to continue a marathon in Pensacola.
For more information, sponsorship opportunities and event updates please
call 850.435.9222 or visit Running Wild’s Web site at