FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUBWAY SPOKESMAN JARED FOGLE TO MAKE GUEST APPEARANCE AT
2009 GO! ST. LOUIS FAMILY FITNESS WEEKEND®
ST. LOUIS (MO) – January 8, 2009 – GO! St. Louis, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit
organization that specializes in presenting fitness events and programs for
the region on a year-round basis, announced today that Jared Fogle,
longtime SUBWAY spokesman, will be a special guest at the 9th Annual GO!
St. Louis Family Fitness Weekend. Jared will appear on Saturday, April 18
at 9:00 am in Forest Park as part of SUBWAY'S support of the family day
activities and the presenting sponsor of the children's fun runs. In
addition, he will be a guest speaker at the Pasta Party at 5:30 pm on
"Jared has become a true health and fitness ambassador to thousands of
individuals across the world," said Nancy Lieberman, GO! St. Louis
president. "I'm excited that he has recognized the quality and importance
of our event to the community as something he wants to endorse through an
appearance. In addition, I applaud the commitment from SUBWAY to support
the family day activities, including the children's fun runs, and their
overall mission of promoting healthy and fresh nutrition and fitness," she
Fresh off of his year-long Tour de Pants, Jared is celebrating the 10th
anniversary of his 245-pound weight loss, achieved from eating SUBWAY
sandwiches and working out. He has since appeared in several commercials
for SUBWAY and has traveled the world, speaking on healthy eating and
fitness. He also has established the Jared Foundation, which educates
children and parents about the importance of healthy nutrition and
The fun runs feature four different races for children under two years-old
to 10 years-old.
Children's Events Include:
Diaper Dash – Open to children under two-years old.
50 Yard Dash – Open to children 2-4 years-old
100 Yard Dash – Open to children 5-6 years-old
1/2 Mile – Open to children 7-10 years-old.
All events will be held in Forest Park, at Cricket & Lindell Fields (Near
the Visitor's Center).
The GO! St. Louis Family Fitness Weekend is Missouri's largest competitive
running event, featuring races for all ages and fitness levels. The event
started in 2000 with 2,500 participants and has increased to more than
18,000 in 2008. The Fitness Weekend features a marathon (26.2 miles), half
marathon (13. 1 miles) – presented by National City, Marathon Relay -
presented by Lockton Companies, 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles) - presented by YMCA
of Greater St. Louis, GO! St. Louis Read, Right and Run Marathon -
presented by Centene Corporation, Children's Fun Runs - presented by SUBWAY
and a Mature Mile.
To register for the GO! St. Louis Family Fitness Weekend, visit
gostlouis.org. For additional information, call 314-727-0800 or email