For Immediate Release
THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PUERTO RICO MARATHON & HALF MARATHON AS OFFICIAL EVENT CHARITY
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (November 11, 2014) – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and BN Sports, LLC (BNS) today announced their partnership to use the Puerto Rico Marathon & Half Marathon® as an official fundraising event for LLS’ signature fundraising campaign, Team In Training (TNT). The third edition will take place on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Starting at 5:00 AM on Luis Muñoz Rivera Avenue next to the Third Millennium Park.
The Puerto Rico Marathon & Half Marathon® is brought to you by BN Sports, LLC, the organizers of the IRONMAN® 70.3® Puerto Rico, and consists of two races: a 42.2 Km (26.2 Miles) Marathon and 21.1 Km (13.1 Miles) Half-Marathon. The course is USA Track & Field certified and the FULL distance race (Puerto Rico Marathon®) has been approved by the Boston Athletic Association to serve as a qualifying event for the world-renowned Boston Marathon. Both races will start simultaneously from the Third Millennium Park and go through Old San Juan, passing by the Puerto Rico Convention Center, Santurce, Condado, Ocean Park, Isla Verde, and Hato Rey. The routes circle back through Old San Juan down to the finish line at the Third Millennium Park where friends and family will join the athletes for a well-deserved medal and celebration.
“We are expecting runners from the US, Puerto Rico and other countries to participate who are aspiring to qualify for the Boston Marathon in year 2016,” said Arturo Diaz, of BN Sports, LLC. “The race also serves as an excellent fundraising platform to help our charity organizations to raise awareness for their mission and goals.”
Team In Training is designed to train individuals from the novice to the expert athlete to complete endurance sports events such as marathons, century rides and triathlons in return for their fundraising efforts to further The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission- to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
For more information about the Puerto Rico Marathon & Half Marathon® visit: www.marathonpuertorico.com.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance therapies and save lives. To learn more about LLS go to http://www.LLS.org
About BN Sports, LLC
BN Sports, LLC (BNS), is a sports events management company founded in Puerto Rico in 2008. The company produces large scale globally recognized sporting events that aim to positively impact local economies through tourism while promoting health and fitness awareness among participants, their family members and the community. Contact BNS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WorldRunning.com, the global running website from IAAF, the world governing body for track and field, recently named their top 10 city marathons and we are thrilled that the Puerto Rico Marathon & Half Marathon is on the list!
Along with world-class cities like Paris and London, our marathon was named as a marathon to add to your running bucket list. WorldRunning.com chose their top 10 favorite city marathons based on those that have beautiful courses, amazing crowds and excellent organization.
Thank you WorldRunning.com for the honor to be included on such an exclusive list. Honestly, we’re blushing!
You can read the entire list here.
We’d love to have you join us for the Puerto Rico Marathon & Half Marathon on March 22, 2015. Register now!