NY/NJ Challenge At Allstate Life Insurance(SM) New York 13.1 Marathon® And The New Jersey Marathon

Runners competing in both the Allstate Life Insurance(SM) New York 13.1 Marathon® and The New Jersey Marathonn will receive an additional medal, March 23 At Flushing Meadows Corona Park, N.Y., and May 5 In Long Branch, N.J.
By: US Road Sports & Entertainment
Allstate Life Insurance(SM) New York 13.1 Marathon®
Allstate Life Insurance(SM) New York 13.1 Marathon®
March 6, 2013 - PRLog -- It's not just bridges and tunnels that connect New York and New Jersey.  For the second straight year, runners who complete both the Allstate Life Insurance(SM) New York 13.1 Marathon®  (Saturday, March 23) and The New Jersey Marathon or Long Branch Half Marathon (Sunday, May 5) will be rewarded with an additional, unique medal commemorating the accomplishment, in the Second Annual NY/NJ Challenge.  To receive the attractive piece following competition in both races, runners must be registered for both events, and pre-register, at no additional fee.

Last year, hundreds registered for the Challenge, receiving the medal which features a bridge background, the names of the races and engraved “NY-NJ.”

“The NY/NJ Challenge is a fun way to highlight the fact that so many runners compete in both of these outstanding events,” said Greg Laird, Founding Partner and CEO of US Road Sports & Entertainment Group, which operates the Allstate Life Insurance(SM) 13.1 Marathon® Series and The New Jersey Marathon.  “We believe that this accomplishment – two major races in a six-week period –  deserves special recognition, and the medal was so well-received last year that we brought the NY/NJ Challenge back, bigger and better in 2013.”

On Saturday, March 23, thousands of runners will make Flushing Meadows Corona Park the center of the New York road racing universe as the nationwide Allstate Life Insurance(SM) 13.1 Marathon® Series returns to the beautiful location for its fourth straight year. The event will be accompanied by the 5K race, providing opportunities for serious runners as well as newcomers to the sport to enjoy 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 Allstate Life Insurance(SM) New York 13.1 Marathon® is the third race in the eight-city Marathon Series, which includes races in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and Miami Beach.  Connect with the 13.1 Marathon Series via Facebook at www.facebook.com/131marathon or on Twitter at @131Marathon.  

On May 3-5,  The New Jersey Marathon at the Shore is the highlight of the spring season for thousands of avid runners, walkers, beginners and everyone in between. With a full marathon, half-marathon, half-marathon relay, three-mile fun run/walk, kids race, and Kids and Family Events scheduled, plus world-class courses designed for speed, great area restaurants and attractions, and amazing oceanfront scenery, May 3-5, are circled on calendars all over the Garden State and beyond.  

Race and Registration Information:
Registration is currently open at www.131newyork.com.  Fees for the Allstate Life Insurance(SM) New York 13.1 Marathon®  are $95 until March 17; and $110 walk-up and race week (March 18-23).  For the 5K, fees are $25 until March 17, and $30 walk-up and race week.  

Registration for The New Jersey Marathon, course views (when finalized), information about volunteering and sponsorship, details of the entire weekend’s activities, and more are available at the race Website at www.NJMarathon.org, and the event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NJMarathon.

About Allstate
The Allstate Corporation  is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via www.allstate.com, www.allstate.com/financial and 1-800 Allstate®, and are widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” As part of Allstate’s commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.

About US Road Sports
US Road Sports & Entertainment Group is a health and wellness company dedicated to the production of world-class endurance events. The mission of US Road Sports is to offer an unparalleled participant sports experience that showcases host communities and endures as a deeply valued local asset through events that are a part of the city’s culture, identity and brand. For each participant, US Road Sports strives to offer events that allow participants of all skill levels the opportunity to improve their physical and mental health and accomplish life-altering goals while having fun. US Road Sports provides sponsors and municipalities highly effective exposure to help maximize their presence and message in the community.

About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.  World Vision serves close to 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the world. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
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