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St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon, Beerfest, Tribes & Clans Competition
Combined Athletic Events and Wine & BeerFest Create the Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Festival in the Region
Sunday, March 16, 2014
8 am -5 pm
Downtown El Cajon (corner of Main & Magnolia)
The Half Marathon and unique Tribes & Clans Competition include the toughest ancient survival tests for modern warriors. Find out how competitors should prepare. Available for interview:
Michael Stowers, chairman of RunEC 9the race organizer) and competitor in 34 marathons
Paul Flores, owner of Crossfit East County, the top-rated Crossfit Gym in San Diego County according to Yelp
St. Madeleine-Sophie Center, Partnerships with Industry and Noah Homes are the primary beneficiaries of funds raised in 2014.
o Learn why these programs were chosen as the most critical in East County.
o Meet clients of “St. Mads,” as they prepare for their big performance at the half marathon.
The Tribes & Clans Crossfit-Style Competition was inspired by the historical parallels between the Irish and San Diego's qacco local Kumeyaay-Diegueno Indian Tribes, documented by the Barona Cultural Heritage Museum.
o Traditions of foot races, stone ball games and ancient survival challenges
o Rebellion against foreign occupation
o Aid and support between Indians and Irish during famine and forced relocation
Available for Interview: Cheryl Hinton, Director, Barona Cultural Heritage Museum
A bigger half marathon leads to a bigger economic boom for San Diego – now and in the future.
o Why the City of El Cajon is investing in the event as Title Sponsor.
o How runners are a coveted demographic for any region to attract.
o The economic boom created by race events (data from the Chicago Marathon and others)
Available for interview:
El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells
RunEC Chairman Michael Stowers
Interviewees are available on site, in studio and via phone. Please visit StPatricksDayHalf.com or contact Meredith Stowers at 619-520-1018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.