Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Online Registration Now Available for the 2010 Thunder Bay Marathon - Miles with the Giant

Great news for running junkies everywhere and for our local tourism partners looking to boost business during the September travel month.

The Board of Directors of the Thunder Bay Marathon - Miles with the
Giant are pleased to announce that registration for the event on September 19, 2010 is
now open. Individuals can register their participation in the marathon, half-marathon or 5K
races at http://www.thunderbaymarathon.com/.

Registration costs start at $85 for the marathon, $65 for the half-marathon, and $35 for
the 5K. “We are extremely pleased to begin accepting registrations for the 2010 Miles
with the Giant events,” says Barry Streib, President. “We are starting to feel the buzz of
excitement within the community and we hope that enthusiasm continues to grow as we
work towards race weekend.”

To add to the excitement, organizers are pleased to confirm that running legend, Dick
Beardsley, will be attending the inaugural event. Beardsley is best known for his incredible
race in the 1982 Boston Marathon. That race, on a very hot day, was dubbed the “Duel in
the Sun” as he battled world record holder Alberto Salazar down to the finish line.

“Congratulations Thunder Bay! I'm so excited for your new Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k
taking place in September 2010” says Beardsley. “I have made many friends in Thunder Bay
over the years and I so look forward to coming back to run your race and see old friends in
a first class city that I know will put on a world class event!”

Participants also have the option to raise pledges for one of eleven charities through the
Run for a Reason Charity Pledge Program by simply choosing a charity during the
registration process. The participating charities are: The Arthritis Society, Boys & Girls Club
of Thunder Bay, Camp Quality, Canadian Red Cross Society, Dilico Children’s Foundation,
Easter Seals Society, Habitat for Humanity, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Our Kids Count,
Terry Fox Foundation, and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation.
Sponsors and volunteers are still needed to make the Thunder Bay Marathon - Miles with
the Giant a huge success. Visit w w w.thunderbaymarathon.com for more information.

For more information, contact Barry Streib, President. Thunder Bay Marathon - Miles with the Giant

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