FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jackie Reau/Betsy Ross
Game Day Communications
RRCA PICKS CINCINNATI AS 2008 CONVENTION HOST
CINCINNATI (June 11, 2007)—The Road Runners Club of America, the national
association of running clubs, running events and runners dedicated to
promoting long distance running, has picked Cincinnati and the Flying Pig
Marathon as the host of its 50th Anniversary Convention, scheduled for
April 30-May 4, 2008. The RRCA Board and State Reps will meet on April
30th and the Convention activities will kick-off on May 1, 2008.
The RRCA Convention will coincide with the 10th annual Cincinnati Flying
Pig Marathon weekend, May 2-4, 2008.
"We could not be more excited to have the Road Runners Club of America
visit Cincinnati during this special Marathon year," said Iris
Simpson-Bush, executive director. "We are proud to have them choose
Cincinnati for their half-century celebration."
"Cincinnati is a growing running community, thanks in large part to the
Flying Pig Marathon, and was a clear partner to celebrate our 50th
Anniversary with," said Jean Knaack, executive director. "We encourage
everyone in the running community to join us in celebrating this monumental
The 50th Anniversary RRCA Convention will be held at the Duke Energy Center
in downtown Cincinnati, the site of the Flying Pig Expo and Expo-Tique
presented by National City. Additional details about the Convention will be
posted at www.RRCA.org in the coming weeks and months. We invite everyone
in the running community to join us in Cincinnati in 2008 in celebration
of "Running the Nation for 50 Years!®"
Founded in 1958, the Road Runners Club of America is a non-profit
organization of more than 775 running clubs and events and 180,000 members
across the United States. RRCA members organize races, have training runs,
provide safety guidelines, promote children's, elite and masters fitness
running programs, and have social programs.
The 10th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be Friday, May
2-Sunday, May 4, 2008, featuring the full marathon, Half Marathon presented
by National City and Ernst & Young 4-Person Relay, Toyota 10K, 5K and the
Piglet presented by First Watch, The Enquirer and Children’s Hospital.
Other events include the National City Expo and Expotique and Duke Energy
Pasta "Pig Out" Dinner. Presenting sponsors are Duke Energy, National City,
CoActive Marketing Group, Ernst and Young and Paycor.
The Flying Pig Marathon has been named one of the top 10 "Most Fun Runs" in
the world by Runner's World magazine, one of the best corporate brands by
Fast Company and is listed in "The Traveling Marathoner: A Complete Guide
To Top U.S. Races and Sightseeing on the Run," by Elise Allen.