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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Oakland Running Festival Update:

Previously, I posted “Oakland Running Festival in the Prescott-Oakland Point." You may remember I stated the race will enter the Prescott Oakland Point neighborhood from Mandela Parkway and 7th street up Mandela Parkway to West Grand then veer right up Peralta before turning on 26th Street.

Here's the latest update provided by Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE)

Registration Surpasses 2,500 Runners for Inaugural Oakland Running Festival

Oakland, California (Jan. 7, 2010) –Sports marketing and event management company Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today registration for the March 27th-28th inaugural Oakland Running Festival has surpassed 2,500 total runners. With more than two months to go until the event, the number represents 33% of the anticipated final field.

To ensure runners have the best experience possible the total field size will be limited to only 7,500 total runners. Race officials have limited the field to 1,500 participants in the marathon, 4,000 runners for the half marathon, 1,000 in the 5k and 250 four-person relay teams.

CSE President Lee Corrigan said, “Oakland and the surrounding running community have really stepped up to support this event. The first year of an event is always the most difficult in regard to recruiting runners and spreading the overall word, so we’re excited how early registration has taken off. Based on our decade of experience we anticipate registration will increase exponentially as the event draws closer. At this pace we’re anticipating a sellout, which would be an amazing accomplishment.”