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501-371-4639

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Monday, January 12, 2009

Marathon Registration Fees Increase on January 15

Fees Going Up In A Few Days

LITTLE ROCK, AR (January 12, 2009) - Athletes have until midnight Thursday, January 15 to take advantage of the registration discounts for the seventh annual Little Rock Marathon (and companion races), presented by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, slated for Sunday, March 15, 2009.

The Little Rock Marathon is a project of and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.

Discounted registration fees for all races will end midnight, January 15. Online registrations must be completed by midnight CST, January 15 and mailed registrations must be postmarked by January 15 to take advantage of the discounted prices.

Fees are discounted when you register online.  Online registration fees before midnight January 15 are as follows: $70 for the marathon, $60 for the half marathon, $42.50 (per person) for the relay marathon, $30 for the 5K, $30 for Classic Rockers and $20 for the Little Rockers Kids Marathon. Mailed registrations post marked January 15 are approximately $10 more than online registration fees.

After midnight CST January 15, online registration fees will be $80 for the marathon, $70 for the half marathon, $47.50 (per person) for the relay marathon, $35 for the 5K, $35 for Classic Rockers and $25 for the Little Rockers Kids Marathon. Mailed registrations are approximately $10 more than online registration.

Online and mail in registration will close temporarily 11:59 CST on March 2, so volunteers can prepare for race weekend. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by March 2, 2009. Entries postmarked after March 2, 2009 will be held until registration resumes at the health & fitness expo on March 13-14 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.
Registration fees will be higher at the expo.

Race organizers anticipate more than 9,000 participants on race day.

For more information about deadline, details and the race, visit www.littlerockmarathon.com or contact the Little Rock Marathon office at 501-371-4770.

The Little Rock Marathon and companion races are sponsored in part by AARP Arkansas (presenting sponsor of Classic Rockers), Arkansas Department of Health - Center for Health Advancement, Alltel Wireless, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Arkansas Children's Hospital (presenting sponsor of Little Rockers Kids Marathon), Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Arkansas Lamination, Arkansas Parks & Tourism, Arvest Bank (presenting sponsor of the Health & Fitness Expo), Baptist Health (presenting sponsor of the half marathon), Clear Mountain Beverages, Coleman Dairy, Crowne Plaza Little Rock, Datamax of Arkansas, Diamond Bear Brewery, Easy Runner, Fence World, First United Methodist Church, Gatorade Endurance Formula, the Hatcher Agency (presenting sponsor of the Perks Tent), Heart Clinic Arkansas (presenting sponsor of the 2009 Training Program and medical provider), Heart of Arkansas, KKPT The Point, KTHV Today’s THV (presenting sponsor of the Little Rockers Kids Marathon), Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, Magna 4 Printing, North Little Rock Visitors Bureau, Peabody Little Rock (presenting sponsor of the Pasta Party), Pepsi Americas, Stellar Sun, UPS and Whole Hog Café-North Little Rock (presenting sponsor of the Post Race Party).

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Little Rock Parks and Recreation (LRPR) oversees 53 parks, four community centers, the Adult Leisure Center, War Memorial Fitness Center, four swimming pools, two tennis centers, the River Market, the Riverfest Amphitheatre, three golf courses, and the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. The LRPR system includes more than 5,000 acres of designated parks and open space. In addition, the organization 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.

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