Oakland Marathon Named Best Marathon by Competitor Magazine
March 02, 2015
Run with Black Girls RUN!
at the Oakland Marathon on March 22
Black Girls RUN! is ready to takeover the Oakland Marathon!! Voted “Best Marathon” in the Pacific West region by the readers of Competitor magazine in 2013 the Oakland Running Festival is proud to return to the city March 22nd for the 6th annual race. Votes for the “best of” are tabulated online for the annual reader survey, and readers must fill in their selections, rather than choosing from a list of options. Typically, more than 5,000 readers vote in the categories that range from products to events and services.
“We’re extremely proud of this significant recognition,” said Lee Corrigan, President of CSE. “The event was only established in 2010, and when one takes into consideration some of the long-standing events on the West Coast, this award speaks volumes about the race experience we have delivered and to the phenomenal civic pride exhibited by Oakland’s residents since the Oakland Running Festival’s inception. Our fantastic runner registration to date for 2015 also confirms we have built this event with a winning foundation.”
This year’s registration is pacing ahead compared to this time last year. Race officials anticipate a field size of 12,000 runners for this year’s Oakland Running Festival which is scheduled for March 22nd.
Corrigan says that in addition to health benefits for participants, Oakland area businesses and charities have profited as well. In its first five years, the event has generated an estimated $12 million in economic impact for the city of Oakland and close to $1 million for local charities.
The Oakland Marathon is one of Black Girls RUN!'s national race meetups! To learn more visit www.blackgirlsrun.com. To register for the Oakland Marathon visit www.oaklandmarathon.com.