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Posted: January 30, 2009  :

Athletics: Denver Marathon Opens Online Registration January 30th

Special race savings on 2009 event through February 1st

DENVER, Colo. – January 30, 2009 – The Denver Marathon™, the largest marathon in Colorado, today announced online registration is open for the 2009 event. The fourth annual Denver Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, October 18 in the Mile High City.

Participants can register online at www.denvermarathon.com for one of several Denver Marathon events including the full marathon, half-marathon, and the four-person ING Marathon Relay. By entering the promo code RUN09 today through February 1, participants can save $15 and get a jump-start on training for the world-class event. In 2009, the field limit will be capped at 12,000 total participants.

“The City of Denver is an outstanding destination to run a marathon, and we are excited to offer runners a flat, scenic course and one of the most entertaining post-race parties in the Rockies,” said Anton Villatoro, General Manager of the Denver Marathon. “The course travels through some of Denver’s beautiful urban parks as well as travels major landmarks such as Coors Field, Union Station and the internationally recognized Denver Art Museum; all set to the backdrop of the breathtaking mountains that give Colorado its gorgeous panoramas.”

Named “Best Marathon” in 2007 by Colorado Runner and one of 10 “Marathons You Should Do in 2008” by Runner’s World, the marathon highlights the cultural diversity of Denver’s communities by incorporating a mix of urban neighborhoods, shopping and restaurant districts, city parks and residential areas in its marathon, half marathon and relay courses. The racecourse will again start in front of the State Capitol, and travel past many of Denver’s major landmarks including Larimer Square, the Pepsi Center and the Denver Public Library. The Denver Marathon course has little to no elevation change and is certified by USA Track & Field as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

Registration fees for the 2009 Denver Marathon
Full Marathon:
Early entry (through May 31): $90
Standard Entry (June 1 - August 31): $100
Late Entry (September 1 - October 11): $110
Expo (if available): $120

Half Marathon:
Early Entry (through May 31): $70
Standard Entry (June 1 - August 31): $80
Late Entry (September 1 - October 11): $90
Expo (if available): $100

ING Marathon Relay:
Early Entry (through May 31): $180
Standard Entry (June 1 - August 31): $200
Late Entry (September 1 - October 11): $220
Expo (if available): $240

For more information on the Denver Marathon, please visit www.denvermarathon.com.

About The Denver Marathon™ The largest Marathon in the state of Colorado, the Denver Marathon is the premier distance urban running event in the Rocky Mountain Region, which includes the marathon, a half-marathon, the ING Marathon Relay and the Denver Marathon Kid’s Mile. The race course begins in front of the State Capitol, and travels past many of Denver’s major landmarks including the Denver Public Library, Art Museum, Larimer Square, the Pepsi Center, Union Station and Coors Field, as well as City, Cheesman and Washington Parks.

About The Competitor Group
Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), headquartered in San Diego, CA, is the leading media and event entertainment company dedicated to the endurance sports industry of running, cycling and triathlons. CGI is comprised of the following brands: Competitor Publishing, Elite Racing, Inside Triathlon, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Triathlete Magazine, VeloNews and VeloPress. CGI owns and operates 25 national events delivering more than 250,000 professional and amateur participants in 2009. CGI publishes four magazine titles with a combined monthly circulation of approximately 650,000 and plans to launch an endurance community web presence under competitor.com in Q2 2009. Further information about Competitor and its media properties can be found at www.competitor.com.


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