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Georgia Marathon Made Major Announcement Today at Centennial Park---Publix is New Major Sponsor | Sports & Recreation

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Georgia Marathon Made Major Announcement Today at Centennial Park---Publix is New Major Sponsor

Atlanta, GA--  US Road Sports & Entertainment Group, owners and operators of the Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon, will stepped up to the podium at Centennial Olympic Park and made a major announcement about the races.  Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and Falcons players Brent Grimes and Brian Williams were guest speakers and attendees at the downtown event, with Fred Kalil, Sports Director for WXIA-TV 11alive news, emceeing the ceremony. The Major announcement was that Publix was taking over as the Major Sponsor for the event March 20, 2011.

Centennial Olympic Park

178 Andrew Young International Blvd.

Atlanta, GA 30312

U.S. Road Sports & Entertainment Group is a health and wellness company dedicated to the production of world-class endurance events.  The mission of U.S. Road Sports is to offer an unparalleled participant sports experience that showcases host communities and endures as a deeply valued local asset through events that are a part of the city’s culture, identity and brand.  For each participant, U.S. Road Sports strives to offer events that allow participants of all skill levels the opportunity to improve their physical and mental health and accomplish life-altering goals while having fun.  U.S. Road Sports provides sponsors and municipalities highly-effective exposure to help maximize their presence and message in the community.

The Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon is a USATF certified race and will be celebrating its five-year anniversary in 2011.  The Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon offer runners a challenging and storied running experience.  The 26.2-mile and 13.1-mile courses serve as a true showcase of historic Atlanta and surrounding neighborhoods, taking participants through the Sweet Auburn District, Inman Park, Decatur, Druid Hills, Virginia-Highland, and Midtown areas.  Along the way, runners pass landmarks such as the King Historic Site, Carter Center, four college campuses (Georgia Tech, Emory University, Georgia State University, Agnes State College), and Piedmont Park.