TWIN CITIES MARATHON News Release
Contact: Dan Finanger
952-925-3500, ext. 12
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TWIN CITIES MARATHON CHARITY SILENT AUCTION -
100 ADDITIONAL SPOTS AVAILABLE
MINNEAPOLIS, June 30, 2000 - The 2000 Twin Cities Marathon reached its
field limit of 8,000 on June 1, 2000. Due to the early closure, Twin
Cities Marathon will auction off 100 additional marathon race entries to
benefit this year's charities: Bolder Options, Second Harvest Food Banks
of the Twin Cities and the Twin Cities Marathon Scholarship Program for
Cross Country/Track Student Athletes.
The minimum bid is $50 to cover regular registration costs, and one bid is
allowed per person. Bids must be accompanied by a check or money order
made out to the Twin Cities Marathon. Checks for non-winning bids will be
returned. All bids must be postmarked no later than Monday, July 10, 2000
and should be mailed to: Twin Cities Marathon - Silent Auction, 2925 Dean
Parkway, Suite 110, Minneapolis, MN 55416. The 100 highest bids will be
accepted for entry into the 2000 Twin Cities Marathon and winners will be
notified as soon as possible after the auction. All amounts over $50 will
benefit the three charities.
Bolder Options links at-risk youth with adult runners and bikers in a
12-week program that teaches them about running and setting goals for
leading healthy, positive lives. During that time, the youth participate
in two 5K and one 10K races.
The local Second Harvest Food Banks are part of America's Second Harvest
network, the country's largest hunger relief organization.
The scholarship program is in its first year of development and will
benefit local area high school seniors who are involved in running through
either cross country or track.
For more information on the 2000 Twin Cities Marathon designated
charities, please visit the Twin Cities Marathon Website at
Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. is a non-profit organization that directs the
Twin Cities Marathon as a community service for the Minneapolis/St. Paul
area. In 1999, it was the 11th largest marathon with 6,000 finishers and
has been described by Runner's World as "The most beautiful urban marathon
in America." It is also ranked as the #2 destination marathon in America.
Major sponsors for this year's marathon are Cub, KQRS, and the Calhoun
Beach Club Running Club.