PressMediaWire.com (Press Release Distribution) – Jan 14,2012 –
With the annual New York 13.1 Marathon® just over two months away, runners across the tri-state area can take advantage of a fun opportunity to keep their training going – or, if they took a break for the holidays, kick it back into gear – when Paragon Sports hosts its first eight-mile training run of the season on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. The run will start at Paragon’s flagship location at 867 Broadway (at 18th St.) and continue to Hudson River Park on Manhattan’s west side.
Pacers will run at 1:40, 1:50 and 2:00 paces during the training run. Water and sports drinks will be available on the course, and water, coffee, bagels, fruit and other refreshments will be provided at the Paragon store following the run. Participants can also win raffle prizes such as Craft socks and and iPod Shuffle.
For more information or to sign up, runners can call 212-255-8889 or email email@example.com.
The nationwide 13.1 Marathon® Series returns to beautiful Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday, March 24, bringing the popular eight-city tour to Queens for its New York stop. The third annual half-marathon will be joined again this year by the Karhu 5K race, providing opportunities for serious runners as well as newcomers to the sport for a fun-filled day in the shadows of the USTA National Tennis Center, New York Hall of Science, the Queens Wildlife Center and the Unisphere.
The New York 13.1 Marathon® begins in front of Arthur Ashe Stadium and continues around the park, which was the site of the 1939 and 1964 World Fairs. The walker-friendly course will remain open for 3 hours and 30 minutes, a 16 minute/mile pace.