Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yippee! Another Reason to Run!

New Half Marathon for Women

LLS and Women's Running magazine have joined forces to create The Women's Half Marathon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, in St. Petersburg FL. This brand-new event will take place on the weekend of Nov. 21-22, in St. Petersburg, FL.

It's that city's first women-only half marathon, and it is expected to draw athletes from around the country. Participants can train to run or walk the half marathon through LLS's Team In Training (TNT), the world's first, largest and best charity sports training program. With TNT, participants join a group of supportive teammates and get four to five months of training with certified coaches. In return, they raise funds to support blood cancer research and patient services.

"LLS wants to thank the officials of St. Petersburg for granting us the opportunity to put on this great event," says Nancy Klein, LLS's chief marketing and revenue officer. "This will be an exciting weekend, giving participants the chance to take on an athletic challenge while also making a difference in the lives of thousands of people fighting blood cancer."

The 13.1-mile flat, fast race course will wind along the scenic downtown St. Petersburg waterfront, through quaint communities, past historic buildings and museums.

For more information about TNT, including the upcoming summer season, please visit http://www.teamintraining.org./

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