FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW DENVER MARATHONTM UNVEILS SCENIC URBAN COURSE
HIGHLIGHTING DOWNTOWN LANDMARKS AND CITY PARKS
RACE ORGANIZERS OPEN ONLINE REGISTRATION JANUARY 10, 2006
DENVER, Colo. -- December 15, 2005 – The new Denver Marathon™ is excited
to unveil today its spectacular route designed by Race Director Dave
McGillivray and his Denver Marathon operations team that highlights the
cultural diversity of Denver’s communities by incorporating a mix of urban
neighborhoods, shopping and restaurant districts, city parks and
residential areas. The first race of its kind in Colorado, this world class
marathon is scheduled for Sunday, October 15, 2006.
The race course will start in front of the State Capitol, travels past many
of Denver’s major landmarks such as the Denver Public Library and the
Denver Art Museum, loops through LoDo (lower downtown) including Larimer
Square, Pepsi Center, Union Station and Coors Field, and winds through
City, Cheesman and Washington Parks and their neighborhoods creating a
community-wide celebration throughout the city. The final stretch will take
runners down Denver’s art district on Santa Fe Drive past the Museo de las
Americas to the finish line and a post-race festival in Civic Center Park.
"Larimer Square is flattered to be included on the Denver Marathon course,"
said Margaret Ebeling, marketing director for Larimer Square. "Our shops
and restaurants completely support this event and feel that the addition of
the race to our district enhances our position as Denver’s Main Street.
This race is an exciting newcomer to the downtown landscape, and we fully
extend our commitment to the Denver Marathon and its participants."
The course is flat and has little to no elevation change and will be
certified by USA Track & Field as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
Effective today, detailed course maps will be available online at
"We are pleased to provide traffic control for the Denver Marathon course
that will take runners through a variety of Denver's beautiful
neighborhoods and communities," said Sergeant Steve Spenard, Special Events
Unit of the Denver Police Department Traffic Operations Bureau.
Denver Marathon organizers also announced that online registration for
runners will open at 7:00 a.m. MST, Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at
www.denvermarathon.com. Runners will be able to register for the marathon,
half-marathon, or a four-person marathon relay. The first 1,000 runners who
register will save $15 on their registration fees, and those who register
on January 10th will receive a free Denver Marathon technical t-shirt.
Registration fees for the marathon are: Early Bird, $70; Standard (thru
August 31st), $85; Late Entry (After September 1st), $95; and Walk-Up at
the EXPO (October 13-14), $105. Half-Marathon registration fees are: Early
Bird, $50; Standard (thru August 31st), $65; Late Entry (After Sept. 1st),
$75; and Walk-Up at the EXPO (October 13-14), $85. Marathon relay
registration fees are: Early Bird, $125; Standard (thru August 31st), $140;
Late (After Sept. 1st), $160; and Walk-Up at the EXPO (October 13-14),
About Denver Marathon™
The new Denver MarathonTM is owned and operated by Run Denver, LLC, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Experience Sports, LLC – a sports marketing and
management company. Run Denver was created to develop an annual Denver
marathon and half marathon that will bring a world-class running experience
to the Denver community and economic and social vitality to the metro
Denver area. For more information, please visit www.denvermarathon.com.