FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Columbia City Registration Now Open for 4th Annual Veteran's Marathon
COLUMBIA CITY (December 13, 2011) – Registration is now open to enter the
4th Annual Veterans Marathon, the 2012 event is honoring the US Air Force.
Annual Veteran's Marathon scheduled for Saturday November 10th at 8:00am in
downtown Columbia City, IN.
In its fourth year and growing the Veteran's Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
race, that begins and ends at the courthouse square, is bring excitement to
downtown Columbia City and rural Whitley County. Race director Gary Bird
said "We are looking to bring 1500 runners in 2012". "We are gaining
momentum and community support as our event grows larger every year"
Runners from all over the country have participated, some have ran all
previous marathons and look forward to collecting the unique finishing
medals, shape as the state of Indiana. The middle of the medal changes
annually with the honoring of the various armed services. 2012 we are
honoring the US Air Force.
The Veteran's Marathon and Half Marathon course has proven to be fast and
smooth with a similar climb in elevation to the New York City Marathon.
Registered as a Boston Marathon qualifier, many runners will attempt to
secure a sacred spot in the legendary race. In past years the Veteran's
Marathon has been one of the highest qualifying marathon races in the
United States with approximately 21% of the runners achieving their
qualifying time in Columbia City. New standards for qualification were in
play for 2011 making it more difficult to qualify.
The event is always looking to draw more spectators, volunteers, and
business participation to honor our veterans. Several aide stations along
the course have embraced the race, by providing not only aide and safety,
but a party atmosphere to encourage the runners. Towerview Road is coined
the "motivation mile" set with the marching band.
See you November 10th 2012!
More information on the race is available at www.veteransmarathon.com