FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cox Rhode Races Adds Prize Purse in 2012
Providence, RI - The Cox Providence Rhode Races is pleased to announce it
will add a $5,000 prize purse in 2012. The top three male and female
finishers in the 2012 Cox Sports Marathon will receive a cash prize.
"The addition of a prize purse will enhance the Cox Providence Rhode Races
and is certain to attract elite runners to the Cox Sports Marathon field in
2012," said Brewer Rowe, race director.
The fifth annual Cox Providence Rhode Races will be held May 5-6, 2012 in
More than 5,000 runners converged in Providence, April 30- May 1 to
participate in the 2011 Cox Providence Rhode Races, which featured a
variety of races including the Cox Sports Marathon, half marathon, 5k and
The highlight of the weekend-long event is the Cox Sports Marathon. A 2013
Boston Marathon qualifier, the Cox Sports Marathon runs through the capital
city and scenic East Bay.
The 26.2 mile race kicks off at 8 a.m. on Exchange Terrance, next to
Burnside Park (adjacent to Kennedy Plaza) in Downtown Providence. The
course will wind through downtown and head out to the East Side. Runners
will continue to Gano Street, past India Point Park, over the Henderson
Bridge and continue on to the East Bay Bike Path. The course continues
through Barrington to the YMCA. Runners then head back towards Providence,
via the East Bay Bike Path and then continue over the Washington Bridge
back through India Point Park towards the Capital City. The marathon
concludes on Exchange Terrace in Downtown Providence.
To register visit: www.coxrhoderaces.com.
Cox Communications is the Title sponsor of the Cox Providence Rhode Races.
Charitable partners include Cox Charities New England.
About Eident Sports Marketing
Eident Sports is a full-service event management and sports marketing
company based in Providence, Rhode Island. Eident has several properties in
the region, ranging from turn-key sporting events to sponsorship sales
alliances with key partners. For more information on Eident's events and
offerings, please visit www.eidentsports.com