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NY women’s-only half marathon aims for 10,000 runners

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Billed as the nation’s largest race of its kind, the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon celebrates its 11th anniversary in 2014. Set to run on Sunday, April 13, in New York City’s Central Park, the 13.1-mile event aims to attract 10,000 runners from across the country and at least as many spectators.

“Each year, thousands of strong and determined women gather in New York City’s Central Park for this empowering half-marathon,” commented Betty Wong, editor-in-chief of Fitness Magazine. “I’m inspired by each and every runner and look forward to crossing the finish line together.”

Event sponsors and hosts include:

  • Athleta
  • CARE
  • Duane Reade
  • Fitness Magazine
  • Girls on the Run NYC
  • More Magazine
  • New York Road Runners
  • Skechers
  • The Better Show
  • Tonalin

“It’s amazing how much women can accomplish when we band together,” explained Lesley Jane Seymour, editor-in-chief of More Magazine. “Year after year, we witness these women – from novice runners to elite athletes to survivors beating the odds – achieve the best version of themselves, as they cross the finish line.” [sic]

The More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon, open to female runners and walkers of all ages, is part of a full weekend of events in the Big Apple, including a free two-day Health & Wellness Expo, beginning Friday, April 11, at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

“[This] is a celebration of active, inspirational, and all-around extraordinary women. For more than a decade, thousands of women of all ages and abilities have gathered at this powerful event – encouraging each other and motivating others to run, move, and make a meaningful commitment to their health and well-being,” said Mary Wittenberg, president of New York Road Runners.

The race is open to female runners and walkers of all ages, Spaces are limited, and online registration is available.

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