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Contact: Susan Reid, Elite Racing
Kim Dettwiller, Elite Racing
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., (Dec. 7, 2005) — The seventh annual Country
Music Marathon & ½ Marathon is set to hit the streets of Nashville Sat.,
April 29, 2006. Early registration fees are currently $70 for the
26.2-mile marathon and $50 for the 13.1-mile half marathon, good
thru Dec. 31, 2005. Runners and walkers are encouraged to register early as
entry fees will increase in January.
The 2005 event was the largest to date with over 17,500 registered
participants. After the highly successful implementation of the wave start
last year, organizers expect the race to grow again in 2006, continuing to
ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone as they Run Music City. The
event will once again feature 50 live bands playing along the course, 25
high school cheer squads to keep your energy pumping, a fantastic finish
line festival and a post-race concert featuring one of country music’s top
The event is recognized as the ultimate tour of Music City, from historic
sites like the Parthenon, Nashville's world-renowned Music Row and a
spectacular finish outside the Coliseum on the Cumberland River.
To take advantage of the early registration, visit
www.CMMarathon.com or contact the Country Music Marathon
office at 615/742-1660.
About Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon
The Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon is produced by Elite Racing, Inc.
The annual event attracts over 18,000 runners and walkers and 100,000
spectators. Its official charity is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,
which has raised over $12 million in the six-year history of the
Nashville-based event. In addition, the race receives extensive national,
regional and local media coverage and will be taped to broadcast
nationally on FSN and regionally on Comcast Sports Southeast.
Elite Racing, Inc., a sports marketing and management company based in San
Diego, Calif., is the leader in producing world-class running events. In
addition to the Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon, Elite Racing
produces eight events each year, including the Rock 'n' Roll
Marathon, P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half
Marathon, the Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia Distance Run and the
Carlsbad 5000, the world's fastest 5K. Its production company, Elite Racing
Television Inc., also produces a television series for FSN.