FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PR Racing
ING MIAMI MARATHON™ MARKS FIFTH ANNIVERSARY WITH REDUCED
ENTRY FEES DURING WEEKLONG REGISTRATION BLITZ STARTING APRIL 10th
RUNNERS OFFERED UPGRADED PREMIUMS INCLUDING
PERFORMANCE SHIRTS, HATS, AND ING DIRECT ORANGE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
As the ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon™ begins celebrating its 5th
Anniversary as South Florida’s premier running event, organizers announce
the opening of registration for the 2007 race, which will be held Jan. 28..
To commemorate the milestone and honor thousands of runners who are set to
run Miami, organizers plan on offering major premiums to participants and
special registration fees during a weeklong "Registration Blitz."
Registration for both the full and half marathon will be discounted up to
fifty percent during the blitz and all runners will receive a performance
t-shirt ($25 value), a running hat ($15 value), personalized race bibs and
$25 from ING DIRECT to help runners save their money with an Orange Savings
The Registration Blitz will officially open online only at
www.INGMiamiMarathon.com on Monday, April 10 and will last through
midnight, Monday, April 17. The first 200 people to register for the
marathon or half marathon will pay just half of the regular entry fee, the
second 200 to register of each race will receive a forty percent discount
and all other registrants registering through the end of the Blitz will
receive a thirty percent discount. Additionally, all registrants have the
opportunity to receive an additional $25 bonus from ING DIRECT upon the
completion of opening an Orange Savings Account (www.ingdirect.com).
Regular Fee Half-Marathon Marathon Discount
$50 $75 -
1st 200 to register
(1-200 for each race) $25 $37.50 50%
2nd 200 to register
(201-400 for each race) $30 $45 40%
All other registrants
(401+ for each race) $35 $52.50 30%
As an added bonus for runners who have completed either race during the
first four years, organizers announce the “5 in 5 Club,” honoring runners
who have showed determination and loyalty to running Miami and Miami Beach.
Runners who complete their fifth consecutive race in 2007 will be given a
special commemorative award to acknowledge their achievement. In 2012,
runners will be honored again with the “10 in 10 Club.”
The 2006 race weekend included over 12,000 runners and organizers expect
that number to increase in 2007 to celebrate the 5th running of the ING
Miami Marathon and Half Marathon™. For more information go to
www.INGMiamiMarathon.com or call 305-278-8668.
ING is the title sponsor of the ING Miami Marathon, and 17 other major
marathons across the globe.
In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of
financial services to retail and institutional clients which include life
insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative
investments, direct banking, institutional investment management,
annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING
holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves over 15 million
customers across the nation. For more information, visit www.ing.com.
Part of ING, ING DIRECT is the operating name of ING Bank (fsb (Member
FDIS), a federally chartered savings bank offering the Orange Savings
Account and other high value financial products including the Orange
Mortgage. For more information, visit www.ingdirect.com.