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Posted: January 21, 2009  :

Athletics: Roadkill Running Club announces the inaugural Smoky Mountain Left Turn Marathon in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Oak Ridge, Tenn (January 21, 2009) - The Roadkill Running Club is pleased to announce the inaugural Smoky Mountain Left Turn Marathon. The event will be held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on March 15, 2009 and lead runners through the cities of Oak Ridge and Clinton with only left turns.

“For year one, we’re going to put a limit on participation to make sure we provide a first-class event,” states Zane Hagy, one of the club founders and marathon organizers, “Our plan is to allow 150 runners to join us for a beautiful day of running in Oak Ridge and Clinton.”

Carl Sexton, co-organizer, adds that “The cooperation of both the Cities of Oak Ridge and Clinton has been astounding. Without the support of the City officials as well as the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau, we simply couldn’t have pulled things together.”

A training team is underway, with room for new runners to join in to prepare for the event. Volunteer coordination is also already taking place, as well as registration for the event. More information is available at www.roadkillrunningclub.com.

About Roadkill Running Club
Founded in 2008, the Roadkill Running Club was started to promote running, walking and general fitness as lifelong endeavors through activities and events that promote the pure enjoyment of the sport. The Club founders, both past presidents of the Knoxville Track Club, founding planners of the Knoxville Marathon, residents of Oak Ridge, business owners, and long time runners, realized the potential for Oak Ridge to be a great running community. It is really an enjoyment to run in Oak Ridge. In a very short time, the Club is developing into a full, locally oriented, group of great members and guests that really enjoy the sport of running. More information is available at /www.roadkillrunningclub.com.


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