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
By: RunEC Foundation
SAN DIEGO - Feb. 24, 2014 - PRLog -- The second annual St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon and 5 k is expected to attract 8,000-10,000 people

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 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 or contact Meredith Stowers at 619-520-1018 or

Meredith Stowers
Source:RunEC Foundation
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