Wednesday, March 26, 2014

1 Month Away: Pro Football HOF Marathon!


The Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon & Half Marathon is just ONE MONTH AWAY! My training is right on track, as I just tonight completed a 9-mile run in just over 80 minutes! The t-shirt designs for the race were just revealed as well (the men's half marathon shirt is pictured above), and more news keeps pouring in from the race organizers!

Race organizers recently announced their plans for the race expo to be held within the walls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, America’s Premier Sports Showcase on Saturday April 26th, 2014. Participants will enter the museum and follow a path that takes them through the history of professional football. Expo vendors will be strategically placed throughout the hall amongst exhibits that range from the earliest uniforms to the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

"Our goal has been, and continues to be, to provide a truly unique experience for our race participants,” stated Executive Race Director Jim Chaney. “The expo will be vastly different from the traditional convention center approach. The amount of interactive exhibits and historical artifacts that participants will view are second to none."

Following the expo / tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, participants will enter Fawcett Stadium, where the full finish line experience will be set up. Event shirts and bibs will be picked up in the stadium. You can end the day with an NFL Combine Experience hosted by the YMCA of Central Stark County. As a part of their Healthy Kids Day Program, kids will have the opportunity to participate in the same events that college athletes participated in at the NFL Combine plus some added in just for fun. Activities will include the 40-yard dash, extra point attempt, passing accuracy, tackling drill and even the best touchdown dance of the day.


Dave Motts, Vice President of Marketing at the Hall of Fame stated, “Having the Pro Football Hall of Fame and its campus immersed in the Marathon events and not just a backdrop sets our race apart from all others. Celebrating excellence is an integral element of the Hall’s mission statement and the Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon certainly lives up to that mission.”

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon will take place Sunday, April 27, at 7 AM, starting and ending at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It includes a full and half marathon. Registration is ahead of pace and race organizers are expecting both events to reach their caps by early April. Register now at www.hofmarathon.com!

ABOUT THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME MARATHON
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon was established to create and sustain a nationally recognized event that builds upon the brand recognition of the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, provides a high touch personalized running experience for its participants and benefits the community at large. The event is organized and managed by Run To You Racing, LLC with key roles being performed by David Beck – President and Community Coordinator, Jim Chaney – Executive Race Director, Andrew Rowles – Finance and Sponsorship Director, and Matt Mapley – Operations and Marketing Director.

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