FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Susan Reid / Ian Monahan
Elite Racing, Inc.
P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Kick Off Party and Training Run
Hosted bySRP's EarthWise Energy
Join Olympic gold medalist Frank Shorter and John "the Penguin" Bingham
for a training run Sept. 28
PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 25, 2006 -- The fourth annual P.F. Chang's Rock 'n'
Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is just over four months away -- January
14, 2007 -- and a Kick Off Party and Training Run is being held on Thurs.,
Sept. 28 to help get runners and walkers motivated.
Hosted by Salt River Project's (SRP) EarthWise Energy, the party is set for
Thurs., Sept. 28 from 5-8:00 pm. at Arizona Falls, on Indian School Road
and 56th Street. Guests will enjoy live music, a mini-Expo, and
refreshments before hitting the canals for a 3.5-mile training run with
Olympic gold and silver medalist Frank Shorter and Runner's World columnist
John "the Penguin" Bingham. The event is free and open to the public,
including those who are already registered for the race, and those who
would like to register or simply want to learn more about the musical
Registration fees for P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona increase after
Sept. 15, but organizers will roll back the prices by $10 (back down to $90
for the marathon/$65 for the half), for one day only, at the Kick Off
party. The first 100 people who register will also receive a free training
P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon SRP Hosts Kick-off
Party and Training Run
Date: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Arizona Falls -- Indian School Road and 56th Street
Who: Runners, aspiring runners, walkers, volunteers, kids -- anyone who is
already registered, wants to register or is interested in learning more
about P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona and the Phoenix Children's
Hospital Kids Rock. Free and open to the public.
* Save $10 off the entry price for the marathon or half marathon. The
first 100 people to register will receive a free training T-shirt.
* At 5:45 p.m. Olympic gold medalist Frank Shorter and Runner's World
columnist John "the Penguin" Bingham will give a short motivational talk
followed by a 3.5-mile training run and walk along the canals. Registration
will be open from 5-7:30 pm.
* 6:30 p.m. - Commemorative photo opportunity with Frank Shorter at
the SRP Booth.
* 7:30 p.m. - Prizes raffled from SRP, P.F. Chang's and more. Must be
present to win.
* Live music and refreshments provided by P.F. Chang's China Bistro,
NYPD Pizza and Michelob Ultra.
* Representatives from local charities, including Team In Training and
Phoenix Children's Hospital's Miracles in Motion, will be on-hand to
provide information about their training programs for the marathon and half
For more information or to register for the event now, visit www.rnraz.com
or call 800-311-1255.