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MEDIA ADVISORY: Sugarloaf Marathon & 15k results and photos available for download, May 16, 2010

*****SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010*****

Complete results and high resolution photos of the scenic Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k will be available for download by 4pm on Sunday, May 16, 2010, following the conclusion of both races. 

Results will include athlete names, bib numbers, times, and hometowns. Results will be available at the following link: http://www.sugarloaf.com/Corporate/Media/index.html  

Photos will be available in high resolution (300 dpi) and will be in .jpg format. Photos will include:

  • Marathon group start
  • Men’s and Women’s winners
  • Racing action
  • Awards presentations
  • Scenic shots 

Photos will be available for download at the following link:

http://www.sugarloaf.com/Corporate/Media/Video_BRoll.html  

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CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – On Sunday, May 16 More than 600 runners from around the nation are expected to run in this year’s Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k, the oldest continuously run marathon in Maine and one of the 15 fastest in the country. With 575 runners already pre-registered for the event, the field of competitors will be the largest in the event’s history.  

The Marathon, presented by TransCanada, is an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon and takes competitors through the Western Maine Mountains on a course that ends with a gradual 16-mile descent, making it ideal for runners attempting to improve their marathon times or qualify for larger races. 

Last year a combined total of roughly 500 people ran in the marathon and 15k, the largest field of competitors in the race’s history. Racer numbers have grown steadily over the past several years and with a combined total of 575 runners pre-registered for the race, numbers are expected to eclipse 600 this year. 

Runners are provided with spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the serenity of the Carrabassett River. Wildlife sightings are common, as runners share the roads and environment with the area’s abundant population of moose and deer.  

Net proceeds from the races will benefit the Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust, which supports community food pantries, educational programs, and cultural activities in the greater Sugarloaf area. Last year’s races generated a donation of more than $10,000 to the trust.  

For more information on the Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k please visit www.sugarloaf.com/marathon.