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National Black Marathoners’ Association to Hold 7th Annual Gathering at the 2012 Madison Marathon

The National Black Marathoners’ Association announced its 7th annual gathering will be held at the May 27, 2012 Madison Marathon. The NBMA provides scholarships to a deserving high school distance runner each year.

 
PRLog - Aug. 1, 2011 - MADISON, Wis. -- The National Black Marathoners' Association (NBMA) announced its seventh annual marathon gathering will be held at the May 27, 2012 Madison Marathon. The NBMA serves as a vehicle for Black Americans to meet en mass at a single marathon and provides scholarships to a deserving high school boy and girl distance runner each year. The Madison Marathon is organized the Madison Festival, Inc. (MFI).

"We are very excited about running this event and having a great, fun-filled weekend," said NBMA's Executive Director, Tony Reed. "This race came highly recommended by our members from Cincinnati’s Avondale Running Club."

Keith Peterson, Madison Marathon's race director, echoed Reed's sentiment and added, "Part of MFI and Madison Marathon's mission is to attract visitors and showcase Madison's charms. We're flattered to have been chosen by the NBMA and we're looking forward to introducing potentially hundreds of runners to our unique and beautiful city."

NBMA marathon participants will be wearing red jerseys or shirts and black shorts or pants to symbolize their membership during the race. The NBMA has members in 43 states and five countries.

About National Black Marathoners' Association: The National Black Marathoners' Association (NBMA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging Black Americans and others to pursue a healthy life-style through running and walking. It is open to everyone, regardless of your athletic ability or previous marathon experience. The NBMA hosts an annual marathon gathering each year.   Previous locations and events for the gathering have been Lewis & Clark Marathon (St. Charles, MO), New Jersey Marathon (Long Branch, NJ), Rite-Aid Cleveland (OH) Marathon, Lost Dutchman Marathon (Apache Junction, AZ), Cowtown Marathon (Ft. Worth, TX), ING (Atlanta) Georgia Marathon, Bermuda International Race Weekend, and Deadwood-Michelson Marathon (Deadwood, SD). The NBMA's website is http://www.BlackMarathoners.org.

About Madison Festival, Inc: Madison Festivals, Inc., a non-profit volunteer-based organization, produces and develops events in the greater Madison community, such as Taste of Madison and Madison Marathon. These events enhance the quality of life for residents, showcase the area to visitors, and provide assistance to local charitable organizations. The Madison Marathon consists of several events, including a full, half and quarter marathon and two kids races. The quarter marathon and kids events are scheduled for the evening of May 26, 2012, and the full and half marathons will be on the morning of May 27. The American Cancer Society is the charity of record for the annual Madison Marathon.

Contact:
Madison Festival, Inc:
Scott Smith
608-276-9797 x 3
scott@madisonfestivals.com


NBMA:
Tony Reed
214-257-0469
Info@BlackMarathoners.org

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The National Black Marathoners’ Association (NBMA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging Black Americans and others to pursue a healthy life-style through running and walking. It is open to everyone, regardless of your athletic ability or previous marathon experience. The NBMA hosts an annual marathon gathering each year.

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