Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon/Cincinnati Marathon Inc.
644 Linn Street, Suite 626 Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April, 2001
Suzanne Deatherage, Media Director:
(859) 426-1952 Voice
(859) 426-0107 Fax
(513) 608-2719 Mobile
EVENT FACT SHEET
CINCINNATI FLYING PIG MARATHON CELEBRITY RELAY AUCTION EVENT
Parkers Blue Ash Grille (formerly James Tavern)
4200 Cooper Rd/Intersection of Cooper & Reed Hartman
Date/Time: Thursday, April 19, 2001, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Event is free and open to the public.
General Purpose of Event:
To auction off two relay teams, each having 1 celebrity on the team and 3 spots for the group purchasing the team. The money raised will be put in the pool of money the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon raises for nearly 30 local charities.
Bill Rodgers is a running legend in his own time. In the 1970's, Bill was among a few runners who helped put marathoning on the map. His charisma and passion for the sport is evident from his incredible record of races. He has won both the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon each four times, not to mention an array of other marathon and road race wins in a career now spanning more than three decades. He has run 28 marathons in less than 2 hours and 15 minutes. At 53, Bill still runs 25 races per year and has numerous speaking engagements all over the country. He also runs the Bill Rodgers Running Center while remaining a force in the running industry at large.
Bill will run the final leg for his relay team.
Jeff Galloway is known for being an average teenage runner who became an Olympian.
"Jeff Galloway is perhaps the one individual in the American running community who can combine a superior knowledge of our sport with the highest level of achievement - making the Olympic team," commented Bill Rodgers. Jeff Galloway is also a best-selling author and Runner's World columnist. His innovative training ideas have opened up the possibility of running and completing a marathon to almost everyone. Philosophically, Jeff believes that everyone is designed to run and walk, and he keeps finding ways to bring more people in the positive world of exercise. His low mileage run/walk training program prepares people for an incredible achievement. This program has an over 98% success rate and is the Official Training Program for the 3rd running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon.
Jeff will run the first leg for his relay team.
How Bidding Will Occur:
Minimum Start Bid on a Team:$600.00
Between the event time, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., bidders may place their bids two ways:
1. In person at the event
2. Over the phone - (513) 470-2127 (NOT (513) 474-2720)
Whether in phone or in person, the following information will be obtained:
Payment (credit card (VISA or Master Card), Check or Cash)
Two large boards with the Celebrity's Name on it will be on hand at the Parkers Blue Ash Grille (formerly James Tavern). Each board will showcase the latest bid amount. 700 WLW will be on hand to update the latest bids on the air between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
No bids will be accepted after 7:00 p.m. and the winners will be announced at the conclusion of the event. If the winners are not on-site, they will be contacted the next day and appropriate registration information sent to them by the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon.
What the Celebrity Team Relays Receive for their Auction Purchase:
1. Entry Fee to the Race;
2. Pick Up of Team Packets at Special Location at Northwood University Health & Fitness Expo - no waiting in Registration Line or Chip Verification Line;
3. Team Photo with Celebrity taken on the morning of the race ;
4. Special transportation to the relay exchange spots after Team Photo is taken;
5. Each member of team to receive a signed book written by their team's celebrity;
6. Admittance to VIP Tent at Finish Line on Race Day;
7. Announcement of Celebrity Teams at MIX 94.1 Victory Party following the Marathon;
8. Invitation to Thank You luncheon the week of the race;
9. Amount paid for team is considered a 100% charitable donation (put in Marathon's Charity pool of more than 30 charities).
For further information, contact Suzanne Deatherage, Media Director, Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon at (859) 426-1952
(859) 426-0107 Fax
(513) 608-2719 Mobile