New Half Marathon Series Coming To Tennessee Valley In Cleveland

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
One of the nation’s newest half marathon race series, Race 13.1, announced its spring 2015 race schedule. The spring series includes eight races in the Southeast, including Cleveland, Tn., with each event featuring a half marathon, and 5k and 10k races.
 
The Race 13.1 half marathon series brings first class half marathons to people where they live while giving back to the communities it serves. In 2014, the organization produced five events in North Carolina, and 97 percent of race participants said they would recommend a Race 13.1 event to a friend.   
 
“We launched Race 13.1 last year with five races in the North Carolina market to lay the foundation for what we think can be the premier half marathon race series in the country.
The positive feedback from runners inspired us to extend our first class race experience throughout the southeast even faster than we originally had planned,” said John Kane, chairman and CEO, Race 13.1. “With close to 20 races planned for 2015, we are on track for tremendous growth.”

 
This is the second year of the Race 13.1 half marathon series. Race 13.1 will produce eight events this spring with ten to 12 planned for fall 2015 in more than seven states, and will continue to expand its reach with each new season. The first eight events for 2015 include:
  • Wilmington, NC (2/22/2015)
  • Roanoke, VA (3/1/2015)
  • Evans, GA (4/26/2015)
  • Tennessee Valley (Cleveland) (5/2/2015)
  • Richmond, VA (5/9/2015)
  • Farragut, TN (5/17/2015)
  • Greensboro, NC (5/17/2015)
  • Raleigh, NC – Spring (6/6/2015
The growing race series is unique in its geographic focus as well as its emphasis on customer service. Races are produced in vibrant mid-sized cities that traditionally lack attention from national race series, and Race 13.1 staff prioritize great customer service and an exceptional race experience over everything else. Race 13.1 employs dedicated, full-time customer service professionals to ensure that runners receive quick and accurate responses to all of their questions leading up to each event.
 
“At Race 13.1, runners receive the perks of a large race along with the personal touch and convenience of a local race,” said Kane. “We pride ourselves on providing our runners with an unparalleled experience from the time they register until the time the cross the finish line, all while giving back to communities through our partnerships with local charities and businesses in each individual race city."
 
Every Race 13.1 event features activities and amenities before, during and after for the entire family, including a KidZone with face painting, balloon animals, sign making stations to support a favorite runner and much more; music; sponsor tents and vendors; and a finish line party to celebrate with the runners.
 
“When runners choose to Race 13.1, they can be confident that they will receive the same first-class, Race 13.1 experience whether they are in Virginia, Florida or anywhere in between,” said Kane.
 
For more information about Race 13.1, visit www.race131.com

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