FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gabriella Citrin/Foot Locker
San Diego Runner Search Underway for Foot Locker County Challenge
Foot Locker offers prize package to "middle-of-the-pack" runners
at Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (April 14, 2006) - Foot Locker has begun its search for
five San Diego runners to compete in the Foot Locker County Challenge
presented by Reebok at the ninth annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on June 4.
The Foot Locker County Challenge is a unique program in which five Rock 'n'
Roll Marathon runners from around San Diego County are selected to
represent their communities at the race. The participant who finishes the
marathon in the fastest time captures the title of Foot Locker County
Registered runners living within San Diego County who have an estimated
finishing time of 3:45:00 and 4:00:00 hours have the opportunity to
complete a questionnaire about their running experiences and explain why
they should be chosen to represent their county. Once the questionnaires
are reviewed, a select group of applicants are interviewed via phone and in
person by a panel of Foot Locker and Elite Racing representatives.
The winner of the Foot Locker County Challenge will receive a prize package
including a two-night stay at one of San Diego’s finest hotels and an
exclusive trophy from Tiffany & Co. All five participants in the Foot
Locker County Challenge will receive VIP treatment throughout race weekend.
The athletes will be introduced at an official Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon press
conference on Thursday, June 1, 2006. They will also receive exclusive
Foot Locker County Challenge uniforms courtesy of Reebok.
Eligible applicants can register at Foot Locker stores or online at
The deadline for applications is April 24, 2006. Participants will be
featured on the regional broadcast of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon television
About Foot Locker, Inc.
Foot Locker is part of Foot Locker, Inc., a specialty retailer that
operates approximately 4,000 stores in 20 countries in North America,
Europe and Australia. Through its athletic group of specialty retail
stores, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker,
Footaction and Champs Sports, as well as its direct-to- consumer channel
footlocker.com/eastbay, the Company is the leading provider of athletic
footwear and apparel.
About the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
Produced by Elite Racing, Inc., the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will celebrate
its ninth anniversary as a premiere event in San Diego attracting over
20,000 runners and 100,000 spectators to the area. More than $12 million
will be raised for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® by 4,000 runners and
walkers from Team In Training. For more information and to register for the
ninth annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, log on to www.RnRmarathon.com or call
Elite Racing, Inc. at 858/450-6510