Running Down a Dream
American Women Invited to Run P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon to Qualify for 2008 Olympic Trials Press Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 19, 2007) – Elite Racing, Inc. invites all
American women who have the goal to qualify for the 2008 U.S. Olympic
Team Trials - Women's Marathon to run the fifth annual P.F. Chang’s
Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon on January 13, 2008.
As part of this special invitational program, accommodation will be
provided for all athletes selected to participate. In addition, a cash
bonus of $500 will be awarded to the selected athletes who run under
the U.S. Olympic Trials B standard time of 2 hours, 47 minutes.
All interested athletes must submit a current running resume to Elite
Racing by Friday, December 7, 2007 for consideration. Current running
resumes, including complete contact information, age and personal best
marathon time, must be emailed to [email protected]. All selected athletes will be notified by Dec. 14.
Athletes from the Hansons Distance Project, a nationally recognized
running and training program, will provide pacing during the race for
the selected group of Olympic Trials hopefuls.
“We are pleased to extend this invitation to our nation’s top female
marathoners,” said Tracy Sundlun, Elite Racing’s Executive Vice
President. “The P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon course has
the potential to be very fast, which we hope helps the athletes produce
some outstanding performances.”
About P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon
The P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona features live bands positioned
at each mile along both the 26.2 and 13.1-mile courses, creating a
block party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. More than
35,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate on the marathon
and half-marathon courses. The event concludes with an evening concert
at Tempe Beach Park featuring a headlining act.
A two-day Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race week at the Phoenix
Convention Center On Fri., Jan. 11 and Sat., Jan. 12. All participants
visit the expo to pick up their race numbers and browse over 100
vendors from the running and fitness industry.
To register for the race or for more information about the P.F. Chang's
Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon, visit www.RnRaz.com or contact Elite Racing, Inc. at 800-311-1255.