If you’re lucky enough to be in New York in mid-September, then you may want to read the following press release:
More Than 7,000 Registrants Expected to Race in Central Park on Sept. 17
NEW YORK — FITNESS magazine announces that registration is now open for the 10th annual FITNESS Mind, Body +Spirit Games, a New York Road Runners event, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 in New York’s Central Park. This fun filled day devoted to health and fitness features activities for the whole family, including both a women’s and men’s four-mile run along with kids’ races (for ages 2-12). The event is sponsored by ASICS, Birkenstock, Garnier, Oakley and Sun Maid.
The four-mile women’s and men’s runs are scored races that count toward the nine races NYRR members need to complete in order to be eligible for guaranteed entry into the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, as of January 2012.
“We are so thrilled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this event and to have thousands of people come out and have a blast working out in Central Park,” says Betty Wong, Editor-in-Chief, FITNESS magazine. “It’s been incredible to see how this event has evolved from a simple workout in the park to a fun, family day that runners of all ages — from sprinters to toddlers — look forward to.”
Registration for the event is accepted online at www.nyrr.org. Paper applications are also available at NYRR headquarters at 9 East 89th St. Call (212) 860-4455 for more information. All runners, walkers and supporters of the event are welcome to visit the FITNESS Magazine Mind, Body + Spirit Festival located on Center Road before and after the races for free samples, classes and demonstrations, exciting giveaways, free gift bags, live music and an awards ceremony following the run.
Entry Fees for Non-NYRR Members: On or before September 2: $33; September 3 to September 16: $37; Limited Race Day Entries: $40; Kids Races: $6 advance, $8 race day. There is a discounted fee for NYRR members. Race bib numbers, scoring chips, and souvenir t-shirts may be picked up at New York Road Runners, 9 East 89th St., on Thursday, September 15 and Friday September 16, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. On race day, number pickup/registration will be in Central Park at the registration tent from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. for the men’s race and 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. for the women’s race. Race number distribution for the Kids’ Races will close promptly at 10:45 a.m.
About FITNESS magazine Launched in 1992, FITNESS magazine is a leading source for all the latest news on health, nutrition and exercise. The magazine and its partner website, fitnessmagazine.com, are devoted to delivering strategies and tools that help women make little changes to achieve big success. With a you-can-do-it attitude, our workouts, health and beauty advice, diet plans and success stories motivate readers to get strong in mind, body and spirit. The magazine empowers women to embrace fitness as a lifestyle — not an age or dress size — and to change the conversation from “skinny” to “healthy.” FITNESS is published 10 times a year by Meredith Corporation [NYSE: MDP], with a rate base of 1.5 million and an audience of 7.4 million readers. For more information, please visit www.fitnessmagazine.com.
New York Road Runners Headquartered in New York City, New York Road Runners is dedicated to advancing the sport of running, enhancing health and fitness for all, and meeting our community’s needs. Our goal is to use the expertise acquired in our 53-year history to empower all people to live fitter, healthier lives through participation in our races, community events, instruction and training resources, and youth programs. Our races and other events draw more than 300,000 people each year. The ING New York City Marathon, NYRR’s premier event, is the largest and most inclusive marathon in the world, attracting the world’s top professional runners every year and raising $30.8 million for charity in 2010. NYRR’s running-based youth programs, which currently serve more than 100,000 children in hundreds of schools and community centers, promote children’s health and fitness, character development, and personal achievement in underserved communities. For more information, visit nyrr.org.