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16th Annual Community Health Network Indianapolis Marathon & Half Marathon October 15, 2011

For release on October 11, 2011


Jeff Graves, Vision Event Management
(317) 292-3622

Melissa Clark, Community Health Network
(317) 621-3621

INDIANAPOLIS---The Community Health Network Indianapolis Marathon & Half Marathon at Fort Benjamin Harrison celebrates its 16th year on October 15, 2011. This race is known for its’ beautiful course, outstanding organization and its’ wonder post race cook out. Registration online at (www.IndianapolisMarathon.com) is open until Thursday, October 13, and the walk up registration is available at the packet pick-up located at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA in Lawrence on Friday October 14 from 11:00am-9:00pm.

“Community Health Network is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Indianapolis Marathon & Half Marathon,” says Bryan Mills, president and CEO of Community Health Network. “With our mission of preserving and improving health, we feel it is important to sponsor such events that promote active lifestyles for residents in Central Indiana.”

RRCA Central Regional Championship for the Marathon

The Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon is proud to host the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) 2011 Central Regional Marathon Championship. The following divisions will be formally recognized in the Full Marathon in the following categories: Overall Champions, Masters Champions (40+), Grand-Masters Champions (50+) and Senior Grand-Masters Champions (60+). An official list of these 2011 RRCA Marathon Champions for their respective events will be available by Tuesday, October 18 at http://www.IndianapolisMarathon.com/results.html.

Boston Marathon Qualifiers

The Indianapolis Marathon is proud to be an official Boston Marathon Qualifying event. An official list of runners who qualified for Boston at this year’s event will be available by Tuesday, October 18 at http://www.IndianapolisMarathon.com/results.html.

Charity Gifts

The Community Health Network Indianapolis Marathon & Half Marathon will donate over $50,000 to local charities in 2011! In addition, charity training program partners include Team in Training from the Leukemia and Lymphoma society American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Tourette Syndrome Association and Hope 2 Liberia are on track to together raise over $100,000 for their worthy causes with record number of participants in their fundraisers as well. Over the 16 year history, the Indianapolis Marathon & Half Marathon has raised directly and through charity training program partnerships over $600,000 to local charities and non-profit organizations!

Sponsor Recognition

  • Presenting Sponsor - Community Health Network
  • Finisher Sponsor - Subway and Verizon Wireless
  • Supporting Sponsor - North Face and Athletic Annex

The marathon, half marathon and marathon relay start at Saturday at 8:30 AM at Fort Benjamin Harrison and weaves throughout scenic Lawrence, through Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park and along the Fall Creek Corridor. The 5K will start at 9:00am while the kids’ 1 mile fun run will start at 12:45pm. Packet pick-up and walk-up registration will be held at Benjamin Harrison YMCA in Lawrence on Friday October 14 from 11:00am-9:00pm.

For more information, visit the web site at www.IndianapolisMarathon.com. The start of the race makes for a great photo opportunity. Please call Jeff Graves for media credentials at 317-294-3622.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in access to innovative and compassionate healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, in convenient health pavilions and doctor’s offices, in the workplace, at schools, in the home and online. As a non-profit health system with multiple sites of care and affiliates throughout Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, acute care and specialty hospitals, surgery centers, physician offices, home care services, walk-in care centers and employer health services. To put the needs and the convenience of patients first, Community pioneers advanced treatments and world-class health information technologies, with a focus on ease of access to exceptional care.

The Indianapolis Marathon Road Runners Club is a non-profit organization and produces the event. The race benefits local charities such as KIDS Inc. (a non-profit organization working with youth in the Fountain Square area of Indianapolis) and many other charities, as well as school and church volunteer groups, and together with its charity partners has raised over a half-million dollars.


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Melissa Clark
Media Relations