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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Thursday, August 2, 2012

Marathon Registration Opens

Little Rock Marathon Registration Now Open
Race Officials Anticipating More Than 20,000 Participants for 2013 Season

LITTLE ROCK, AR (August 2, 2012) – Little Rock Marathon race officials today announced that registration is underway for its 11th annual race to be held March 2 – 3, 2013.  The Little Rock Marathon is presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation. 

 

Weekend events include the Little Rock Marathon, the Little Rock Half Marathon (presented by Baptist Health), the Little Rock 5K Fun Run/Walk, Little Rockers Kids Marathon (presented by Arkansas Children’s Hospital) and the Little Rock Health & Fitness Expo.

 

Registration for the Little Rockers Kids Marathon will open September 1, 2012.

 

The Little Rock Marathon offers a free training program to individuals participating in the 2013 race.  Official training begins in mid-September with a "build-up" training phase beginning August 6.  The Little Rock Marathon Training Program, presented by KARK Channel 4, is free of charge, but registration is required. 

 

The 2012 race (held earlier this year in March) was a success with a 13.9% increase in participation from 2011 and more than 18,500 individuals participating in the various training programs and races according race officials.

Registration is available online at www.littlerockmarathon.com through 11:59 PM CST February 22, 2013.  A mail in registration form is also available on the registration page of the website or by calling race headquarters at 501.371.4639. Mail-in registration forms must be postmarked by February 22, 2013. 

 

In the past, all races have sold out, due in part to large finisher’s medals and fun race themes.  The 2013 theme is “Lucky” and race officials anticipate the race will sell out before the end of the year. 

 

For more information about deadline, details and the race, visit the website or contact the Little Rock Marathon office at 501-371-4639.

 

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About Little Rock Parks & Recreation
Little Rock Parks and Recreation oversees 57 developed parks and twelve undeveloped parks totaling over 6,100 acres.  In addition, the Little Rock Parks & Recreation offers a wide-range of youth and adult recreational and sports leagues, after-school and summer playground programs for children ages 6-15, outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation and programs for seniors.  Funds raised will continue to support parks and recreational programs for all ages. For more information about Little Rock Parks & Recreation please visit www.lrpr.org.

 

 

Meg Matthews

Public Relations Manager

mmatthews@littlerock.org

(501) 371-4421 (Desk)

(501) 804-4822 (Cell)

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