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Contact: Gene Brtalik
Under Armour Baltimore Marathon Registration Up 45 Percent
Baltimore, Md. – Registration for the fifth annual Under Armour Baltimore
Running Festival is up 45 percent as compared to this point last year.
Spots for all five races are going quicker than ever despite the increase
in the number of participants for this year’s event.
The 2005 Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival will take place on
Saturday, Oct. 15 in Baltimore’s beginning at 8 a.m. with races starting
and finishing at M&T Bank Stadium. After close to 10,000 runners last
year, Corrigan Sports Enterprises, the event’s organizers, are expecting
nearly 13,000 participants for one of the city’s premier events. The
annual event draws over 300,000 spectators to the Inner Harbor.
"We need to be smart about how much fast we grow per year because we want
to be sure to deliver a great experience for all participants in all our
races. A too big of an increase might prevent us from executing and
implementing the event properly," stated Executive Director Lee Corrigan.
"At this current pace all of the races will sell out."
This year’s version of the festival will feature special activities and
have fun items around the course to commemorate the race’s fifth
anniversary. All participants in the marathon, half-marathon, team relay
and 5K will receive a free performance apparel shirt courtesy of
Baltimore-based Under Armour.
Early registration fee for the Under Armour Baltimore Marathon is $70,
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Half-Marathon is $50, and Legg Mason Funds
Team Relay is $45 per person and the United Way 5K is $35. All prices
except for the 5K will increase by 10 dollars on July 1. To sign up for all
races go to www.thebaltimoremarathon.com.
Corrigan Sports Enterprises is a leader in sports promotions in the
Baltimore/Washington D.C. region. Founded in 1991, CSE owns and operates
the following events: Under Armour Baltimore Marathon, The Charm City
Challenge All-Star Basketball Game, The Capital Classic, the Toyota Pro
Beach Volleyball Series, the Scion Trash & Jam (Extreme Sports) and the
annual BikeJam event.