May 21, 2012
-- CONTACT: Stephanie Gravalese-Wood, Red Lion Inn Marketing & Communications Manager, 413.298.1658, email@example.com
NBC’s The Today Show‘s Joy Bauer returns to host Memorial Day Marathon Pre-Race Pasta Dinner at the Historic Red Lion Inn
Stockbridge, MA (May 21, 2012): Immediately after learning that long time NBC Today Show contributor Joy Bauer had run the inaugural Memorial Day Half Marathon, event organizer Matt Linick was on the phone. “I wanted to gauge her interest in helping us promote the event, and was thrilled to learn that she was excited to join our team!” Joy, a longtime supporter of the Berkshires is teaming up with The Red Lion Inn’s Executive Chef Brian Alberg to host the pre-race pasta dinner. The two collaborated on a menu, which will feature local ingredients, including pasta made in-house using locally milled grains, and Joy will also be choosing one of her special high energy smoothies. Joy has also written “Joy’s Top Nutrition Tips for Marathon Runners” which can be found on www.joybauer.com to help runners prepare for the event weekend. Additionally Joy will be wearing four special outfits made by Splits59 (www.splits59.com)
on race weekend as part of a promotional giveaway.
Joy, America’s Favorite Nutritionist, is the Nutrition and Diet Expert for NBC’s The Today Show and a monthly columnist/contributing editor to both PARADE and Woman's Day Magazine. Joy is also the nutritionist for the New York City Ballet and the author of several New York Times bestselling books, including Your Inner Skinny and Joy Bauer's Food Cures as well as her latest release The Joy Fit Club. Joy is an associate faculty member at Columbia University and founded of one of the largest, most advanced nutrition centers in the country. Joy’s mission is to improve the health of our nation and she believes it’s never too late or too early to reap the benefits of healthy living.
After successfully running the first two Memorial Day Marathon Races, Joy will be returning with her family to run again in 2012.
The Pre-Race Pasta Dinner will be held on May 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM in the Hitchcock Room of The Red Lion Inn located in Stockbridge, MA. Tickets are $27 with a limited seating of 85 persons max. The 3rd Annual Memorial Day Marathon Races will take place the following morning, starting and finishing at Tanglewood and beginning at 8 AM. The races will feature the Memorial Day Marathon & Half Marathon and the Berkshires 10K/5K. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Race/Press Contact – Matt Linick firstname.lastname@example.org 561-470-7966 (0), 561-400-7504