FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Early Entry Deadline Approaching for Running Nirvana
REGISTER BEFORE FEBRUARY 28 AND SAVE FOR THE INAUGURAL SEATTLE EVENT
Seattle, WA – February 26, 2009 - The Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon & Half
Marathon, set for June 27, 2009, is announcing that runners and walkers who
register by the end of the month can take advantage of an early entry fee
for the inaugural race.
Current registration prices for the event are $100 for the marathon and $85
for the half –marathon. The current prices will hold through midnight on
February 28, when they will increase to $120 and $100, respectively. The
Northwest's premier summertime running event will feature ideal weather,
live music from local bands and hundreds of high school cheer squads along
each mile of the course.
"So far the feedback we have received from runners about the course
announcement has been terrific," said Megan Young, Event Manager,
commenting on the race course which was recently unveiled to the public.
"With less than a week to go before the entry fee increases, we want to
make sure that everyone looking to save money and secure their spot at the
start line is aware of the February deadline."
The race start will be located in the city of Tukwila and begin with an
invitational elite wheelchair race at 6:50 am, followed by a simultaneous
marathon and half-marathon start at 7:00 am. The course then winds its way
through the residential neighborhoods including Seward Park, Lakewood and
Mount Baker before running along the waterfront banks of Lake Washington
from miles 6 through 10.
After the half-marathon course splits from the marathon, the course
continues through downtown and onto the Alaskan Way Viaduct, entering the
Battery Street tunnel and the Aurora Ave. Bridge overlooking Lake Union.
The course turns around, heading south, offering breathtaking views of
Puget Sound and the downtown skyline before looping back around to the West
Seattle Bridge with the finish line adjacent to the half-marathon finish
just outside of Qwest Field.
The musical party continues at the evening post-race concert, which is also
open to the general public. All registered participants and race volunteers
receive a free ticket to the concert at Marymoor Park on race night. For
more information about the Rock ‘n' Roll Seattle or to register for the
event, please visit www.rnrseattle.com or call (800)311-1255.
About Rock ‘n' Roll Seattle
The Rock ‘n' Roll Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon is part of a national
series of nine musically themed marathon and half-marathon events. Official
event sponsors include: Cytomax, Garmin, MillerCoors' MGD64, Oakley, New
Balance, Nutrilite and Sugoi. The inaugural race is expected to draw 20,000
participants to the event, which will feature live bands and cheerleaders
along the marathon and half-marathon courses. Qwest Field will be the
location of both the finish line and Health & Fitness Expo at the Qwest
Event Center. The two-day Health & Fitness Expo will host over one hundred
running and fitness retailers, exhibits and clinics. Participants will be
treated to a post-race headliner concert to celebrate their
accomplishments, where all participants and volunteers receive free entry.
For more information please visit www.rnrseattle.com or call
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