FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: 1st Marathon, LLC
Brian Collins, 480.358.0488
1st Marathon to Begin Arizona's Largest Training Program
for P.F. Chang’s Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon
on Aug. 6; Six Training Locations Available Valleywide
PHOENIX—June 24, 2005—1st Marathon, LLC, a nationwide provider of marathon
training programs, today announced an Aug. 6, 2005, program start-date in
preparation for the third annual P.F. Chang's® Rock 'n' Roll Arizona™
Marathon & ½ Marathon on Jan. 15, 2006.
To accommodate increased interest, six training locations – led by six
coaches – will be offered throughout the Valley. Training sites include the
Marketplace at DC Ranch (Scottsdale), Granada Park (Phoenix), Peoria Sports
Complex and Paseo Park (Peoria/Glendale), Kiwanis Park (Tempe), Freestone
Park and Gene Autry Park (Mesa/Gilbert), and Mountainside Fitness Center
(Chandler/Ocotillo). Group practices begin at 6:30 a.m.
"Rock 'n' Roll Arizona has enjoyed a great amount of success during the
past couple of years, and we’re again expecting a large turnout for this
training program," said Brian Collins, founder of 1st Marathon. "With six
locations across the Valley, people won't have to go far to receive the
benefits of training for a marathon in an encouraging group environment,
led by a staff of professional coaches."
The program is designed for runners or walkers, ranging from the beginner
to recreational athlete. It includes a monthly training schedule with
weekly track workouts, Saturday morning runs and 24-hour, seven-day-a-week
support. Participants also receive a team racing uniform, weekly seminars
and discounts at local retail running/triathlon stores. The 24-week program
is $175 for new participants or $125 for alumni and groups of 10 or more.
Directions to the training locations are available by visiting the 1st
Marathon Web site at www.1stmarathon.com.
About 1st Marathon
As a nationwide provider of marathon training programs, 1st Marathon
coaches have successfully trained more than 5,000 runners since 2000. Using
proven principles taught by a team of qualified coaches and marathon
veterans, 1st Marathon was created to teach individuals of all abilities
how to complete a 26.2-mile race. Each 20- to 25-week program consists of
individualized coaching instruction, weekly personal training schedules,
informational seminars, speed sessions, social events and Saturday morning
group runs. 1st Marathon training programs are offered Phoenix; Aspen,
Colo.; Kansas City, Mo.; Las Vegas; and San Diego. For more information,
please visit www.1stmarathon.com.