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MAY 1, 2013“Spirit of the Marathon II” Races Into Cinemas Featuring Inspirational Stories From Seven Motivated Competitors Running The Rome Marathon
Set against the sweeping backdrop of a 26.2 mile marathon race through the historic streets of Rome, Italy, “Spirit of the Marathon II” focuses on seven inspiring individuals whose lives will forever be transformed by the experience. NCM Fathom Events and Competitor Group present this highly anticipated sequel to the 2008 award-winning documentary “Spirit of the Marathon” in select U.S. theaters on Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. local time.
APRIL 24, 2013Running Industry Launches ‘Run Now’ Coalition To Support Recovery From The Boston Tragedy
In the wake of the tragedy on Patriots Day 2013, Run Now assembles running industry partners and competitors alike to call on runners at every level to recommit to the spirit of running and to be inspired to donate, participate and share experiences. The Run Now initial launch partners include Competitor Group, U.S. Road Sports & Entertainment Group, Brooks Running Company, MapMyFitness, Transamerica Life Insurance Company, Running Specialty Group and the Independent Running Retailers Association (IRRA). The Run Now coalition has launched RunNow.com. The website will become the hub of information on volunteering, participating and sharing all of the activities that demonstrate the solidarity of the running community.
Positively Cleveland, Rock Hall announce partnership with Competitor Group for Rock ‘n’ Roll Cleveland Half Marathon
July 31, 2012
- Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Cleveland Half Marathon Set for Saturday, October 5, 2013
- 13.1-mile race will feature a finish line concert with local bands and fanfare at every mile
- Event to start downtown adjacent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
- Special Entry Fee of $55 for the first 500 entrants, registration open at Competitor.com
Cleveland, OH – July 31, 2012 – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, today announced a new partnership with Positively Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to bring the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series to Ohio’s music Mecca in Cleveland. The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Cleveland Half Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013.
“It’s a natural partnership to combine the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series with the nostalgia of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the City of Cleveland. While running a race may be the focus of our events, participants have truly come to love and expect impressive musical performances along the course and at the finish line to encourage them and celebrate the day’s accomplishments,” said Peter Englehart, Chairman of CGI. “We anticipate that runners from near and far will appreciate all that Cleveland has to offer, reveling in the experience of live rock music infused into a high-spirited road race.”
The new half-marathon will start downtown at the Rock Hall, an iconic landmark that educates visitors, fans and scholars about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. Registration for the Cleveland event is open at Competitor.com, with a special entry fee of $55 for the first 500 runners. All participants will also have the option to purchase a season, weekend, or day admission to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
“We’re thrilled to welcome this marathon to the Rock and Roll Capital of the World,” said Terry Stewart, CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “This is yet another wonderful event that reminds people near and far that Cleveland is an excellent destination and that Cleveland Rocks.”
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is famous for entertainment along the route and rocking post race concerts at the finish line. Rock ‘n’ Roll Cleveland promises a scenic destination event for runners and walkers of all abilities, showcasing the lakefront views and notable landmarks throughout the city including Progressive Field, Home of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns Stadium, Quicken Loans Arena and the Great Lakes Science Center, among other attractions.
“During its first year in Cleveland, we expect the Rock ‘n’ Roll Cleveland Half Marathon to draw a significant number of out-of-town participants who will support hotels, restaurants and other local businesses within the city’s travel and tourism community,” said David Gilbert, President/CEO of Positively Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. “Both Positively Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are excited to support this new event, which will be a great complement to the many visitor-friendly activities held here in Cleveland.”
In true Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon fashion, the Cleveland event will feature live local bands, with several hand-picked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, performing on stages along every mile of the scenic course. Additionally, cheerleaders and themed water stations are interspersed throughout the course. The race experience concludes with a major headliner concert at the finish line.
For more information or to register for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Cleveland Half Marathon, please visit Competitor.com.
About Positively Cleveland
Positively Cleveland’s mission is to promote Cleveland and the surrounding region as an outstanding business meeting and tourism destination in order to grow the region’s economy. As Cuyahoga County’s fourth largest employer, the travel and tourism industry generates $5.9 billion of economic impact per year. To learn more, visit PositivelyCleveland.com.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational activities. For admission information and Museum exhibit information, call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit Rockhall.com.