FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Susan Reid, Elite Racing
Kim Dettwiller, Elite Racing
Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon Recruiting
High School Cheer Teams for Race Day
Spirit on the Course Champion Will Receive $1,000 Prize
NASHVILLE, Tenn., (March 29, 2006) — Once again, the popular
Spirit on the Course competition returns to the seventh annual
Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon. Local high school cheer teams can
participate in one of Music City’s top community programs on Saturday,
April 29, 2006 as they cheer, chant and perform along the 26.2-mile and
The cheerleaders will be judged on enthusiasm, spirit, creativity and the
ability to incorporate running and musical themes into the race. The 25
cheer squads are positioned along the racecourse that begins at Centennial
Park, taking marathoners on a scenic tour of Nashville, and finishing at
The Coliseum. In addition, more than 50 bands will be located each mile
creating a diverse array of entertainment for a projected 23,000 runners.
The squads are vying for more than $2,000 in prize money. First place prize
is $1,000, second takes home $750, while third place receives $500. Each
of the top three schools will also receive commemorative guitar plaques
recognizing their participation in the event. Every cheer squad
participating in the Spirit on the Course competition will receive $175.
Teams interested in participating in the next Spirit on the Course
competition should contact Kathy Greene at the Country Music Marathon & ½
Marathon office at 615/742-1660.
Entries are still being accepted for the 2006 Country Music Marathon &
½ Marathon. To register online, please visit www.CMMarathon.com. For more
information, contact The Country Music Marathon at 220 Great Circle Rd.
Ste. 134 Nashville, TN 37228 or call 615/742-1660.
The Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon is produced by Elite Racing, Inc.
The annual event attracts over 23,000 runners and 100,000 spectators and
benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society®, raising over $2.5 million
annually. In addition, the race receives extensive national, regional and
local media coverage and is taped to broadcast regionally on Comcast Sports
Southeast and nationally on Fox Sports Net.
About Elite Racing
Elite Racing, Inc., a sports marketing and management company based in San
Diego, Calf., is the leader in producing world-class running events. In
addition to the Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon, Elite Racing produces
six major marathon and half marathon events each year, including the Rock
‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego, the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona
Marathon & ½ Marathon, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach,
the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in San Jose, Calif., and the Jefferson
Hospital Philadelphia Distance Run.