FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TEAM IN TRAINING® SELECTS RITE AID CLEVELAND MARATHON
AS ONE OF ITS 2006 SPRING EVENTS FOR MARATHON
AND HALF-MARATHON RUNNERS AND WALKERS
Runners Receive Free Race Entry Fee, Hotel and Meal Expenses
For Raising Money To Support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Female 10K winner breaks course record, local runner wins marathon
CLEVELAND (Sept. 12, 2005) – The 29th Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon & 10K
has been selected as one of the Spring 2006 events to help raise money
through Team in Training® (TNT), a program offered by The Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society to runners and walkers from veterans to beginners. The
Northern Ohio Chapter of TNT will launch its recruiting effort for the May
21, 2006 event at the end of this month.
"We're excited to have the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon on our event
schedule for 2006," said Tracy Srail, campaign director for the Northern
Ohio Chapter. "Team In Training is a proven program that helps train
runners and walkers for long distance events while at the same time
helping to raise money to fund research as well as patient programs." Each
athlete agrees to raise a minimum of $1400 and the local chapter hopes to
sign up more than 60 runners and walkers for the Rite Aid Cleveland
Marathon in order to raise $100,000.
Team In Training® was founded in 1988 and offers a 16-to-20-week daily
training schedule designed for everyone from novice to advanced athlete.
Coaches work with participants on form and nutrition in addition to the
training necessary to cross the finish line of a major endurance event.
Those runners and walkers reaching or exceeding their fundraising goal get
race registration, hotel stay, pre-race pasta dinner and post-race victory
celebration provided by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
“This is a win-win for everyone involved and meets our goals to give
charities an opportunity to benefit financially from our event, and
provide a running experience for all individuals who want to participate,
regardless of their abilities,” said Jack Staph, executive director of the
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon & 10K.
In addition to the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon in spring 2006, the
Northern Ohio chapter of TNT will also be recruiting and training runners
for the Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon in Nashville and the
Wildflower Triathlon in Monterey, CA.
Athletes who sign up for Team In Training also receive fundraising
materials, ideas and strategies including the opportunity to set up
individual websites to help raise money and spread the word about Team In
Athletes can register for an information meeting or learn more by
visiting the Team In Training® website at www.teamintraining.org/noh or by
calling (440) 617-CURE (2873) or toll free at (800) 589-5721. Runners and
walkers can find additional information on the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon
& 10K by visiting the website at www.clevelandmarathon.com.
About the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon & 10K
The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon & 10K is now in its 29th year of
providing a running experience for all individuals who want to participate
regardless of their abilities. More than 250,000 runners have
participated, generating more than $6.8 million annually to benefit the
• To provide a running experience for all individuals who want to
participate regardless of their abilities.
• To produce an event that highlights the Cleveland community and provides
a positive economic impact for the community.
• To give charities an opportunity to benefit financially from the Rite
Aid Cleveland Marathon & 10K.
Contact: Tom Koch, Highland Public Relations (330) 996-4140 or cell (330)
607-5037. Email: .