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Contact(s):Geneva Lamm | (o) 501 371 4421 | glamm@littlerock.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Little Rock Marathon Training Program Begins

Informational Meeting slated for Aug. 19

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Aug. 13, 2014) – The Little Rock Marathon will host an informational training meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Centre at University Park.

The Little Rock Marathon offers a free training program for individuals planning to participate in the 2015 race.  The official training will begin Sept. 15.  The Little Rock Marathon Training Program is presented by Bill Torrey’s Rock City Running and KARK Channel 4.  

“We have athletes at every level of fitness and ability,” Hobbit Singleton, head coach of the training program. “Our training program is really a year-round program.  After the first Little Rock Marathon in 2003, the group never stopped training and we never stopped coaching.”

“The training schedules are very doable and are for every level of fitness,” said Singleton.   “We had more than 2,600 people in last year’s program, which was up by 11 percent from the previous season.  Our program caters to first-time marathoners and first-time runners/walkers (meaning they have never run a step).”

The Little Rock Marathon is presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.  

Race Weekend events include the 13th Annual Little Rock Marathon; the Little Rock Half Marathon, presented by Baptist Health; the Little Rock 10K, presented by Windstream Communications; the Little Rock 5K; the Little Rockers Kids Marathon and the Little Rock Health & Fitness Expo.

For more information about the training program, visit the training page of littlerockmarathon.com.

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 About Little Rock Parks & Recreation

Little Rock Parks and Recreation oversees 57 developed parks and 12 undeveloped parks totaling over 6,100 acres.  In addition, the Little Rock Parks & Recreation offers a wide range of youth and adult recreational and sports leagues, after-school and summer playground programs for children ages 6-15, outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation and programs for seniors.  Funds raised will continue to support parks and recreational programs for all ages. For more information about Little Rock Parks & Recreation please visit lrpr.org.  

 

About Rock City Running

Rock City Running is committed to helping each individual discover their passion for running or walking. Personal service and customer satisfaction are our goals with each individual we meet.   We believe in helping people get the proper fit for their daily run or walk the first time.  Rock City Running has an unwavering commitment to give back to the sport and to the community. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities come to Rock City Running not just to buy shoes but to socialize, to train and to be a part of a true running and walking community. 

 

About KARK Channel 4

KARK 4 is the NBC television affiliate for the Little Rock market.  KARK 4's news division delivers local news that matter everyday through a variety of news programming, as well as award-winning weather, sports, and political coverage.   KARK is owned and operated by Nexstar Broadcasting.


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