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Fort4Fitness Race Week Is Here And Registration Ends 9/28

It’s the year for the Inaugural Fort4Fitness Marathon! We are also hosting the 2016 RRCA

National Championship 10K race, and offering new name brand shirts and medals. These are just a few of the

new and exciting things at Fort4Fitness this weekend!

On Friday, September 30th at noon, the Fort4Fitness Festival Expo at Parkview Field will kick off the weekend

and be open through 8 pm. Packet Pick-up, inside the Festival Expo on the center field concourse, will be open

until 8 pm as well. The Kids Marathon and Seniors Marathon start at 6:30 pm and will finish near home plate

inside Parkview Field. On Saturday, October 1st, the races start with the Inaugural Marathon at 7:00 am*, followed

by the 10K Run/Walk (RRCA National Championship race) at 7:30 am, the Half Marathon at 8:30 am, and

the 4 Mile Run/Walk at 10:30 am. Strollers (pre-registered) are welcome in both the 4 Mile and 10K races.

The Inaugural Marathon is an evolution of the previously successful Double Play and Triple Crown race options

(running two or three races on race day). “By adding a 26.2 mile course, Fort4Fitness participants are given the

option to set new goals of completing this impressive accomplishment,” said Carrie Reeb, Director of Marketing

and Community Relations. The continuous distance also eliminates the break between races. To date, 444

participants are registered for the Marathon. Additionally, the 2016 Fort4Fitness Marathon is a 2018 Boston

Marathon Qualifier race.

The 2016 Fall Festival includes a new name brand race shirt. A New Balance® shirt made of wicking

performance material with an athletic fit through the arms and shoulders was chosen for this year. 4 Mile and

10K participants will proudly wear a short sleeve sapphire-colored shirt, the Half Marathon a sharp black, longsleeve

shirt, and the Inaugural Marathon will boast an attention-grabbing cherry red, long-sleeve version. The

text “Inaugural Marathon” is also featured on the sleeve of the marathon shirt.

Unique runners this year include first time marathoners James Taylor and Matt Herald, those who have

overcome obstacles like Phillip Amburgey and Sheila Lopez, Mark Mays, an ultra-marathoner and 5th time

participant, and the awesome stories of local charities Team Triumph and Turnstone.

There is still time to register for the 4 Mile, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon until September 28 at midnight.

Visit to sign up today!

Final participant numbers will be available after registration closes. A complete schedule of events is attached

to this press release on additional pages, along with course maps and road closure information. Media should

contact creeb@fort4fitness. org to request media access and badge(s) for the event.