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2.1.12 - Cleveland Marathon Names Fleet Feet Cleveland Official Training Partner

15-­‐week “Cleveland Marathon Rockers” program begins Feb. 1

CLEVELAND (Feb. 2, 2012) - The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon announced that Fleet Feet Cleveland, a running, walking and multi-­‐sport store with two Cleveland locations, has been selected as the official training partner for participants in the Cleveland Marathon's half marathon and 10K events.

The training program, called "Cleveland Marathon Rockers" program will consist of two weekly trainer-­‐led runs, five clinics and a complete monthly training schedule. The program begins February 1, and sign-­‐ups will be taken past that date.

"Fleet Feet Sports Cleveland has shown leadership and high quality in its running training programs, and we are excited to have them on board," said Jack Staph, Executive Race Director of the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. "Entering our Half Marathon and 10K races with the expert guidance of Fleet Feet Sports will help runners have greater success - and greater fun - when they participate in our events this May."

"We are thrilled to be chosen for our expertise in training people interested in running the Half Marathon and 10K at the Rite Aid Cleveland event," said Jody Herzog, owner of Fleet Feet Sports Cleveland. "The participants in our past running training programs have been very pleased with the results, and we are eager to help people tackle the specific 10K and Half Marathon distances. It is even more of an honor to do the Cleveland Marathon Rockers program for our home town."

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, celebrating its 35th annual running, offers the following opportunities for people to participate in the event: full marathon, half marathon, 10K, full marathon walking division, half marathon walking division, 10K walking division, 5K (run or walk) and Kids' Run. The events take place May 19 and 20, 2012. To register for any of the events, or learn more, visit www.clevelandmarathon.com.

There are also opportunities for non-­‐profit organizations to raise funds through their participation in the race through Cleveland Marathon Charities, for which information can also be found on the marathon's website.

About Fleet Feet Cleveland
Fleet Feet Sports Cleveland consists of running, walking, fitness, and multi-­‐sport specialty shops serving Northeast Ohio with two locations: Northfield and Pepper Pike. The stores are owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Jody and Heather Herzog, who as accomplished athletes themselves, lend a unique expertise in helping customers meet their fitness goals. The Herzogs, as well as the experienced Fleet Feet Sports staff, represent years of competing in a wide variety of sports that have given them a deep understanding of both the beginner's and the expert's needs and desires. Their vision is to provide the best support for everyone pursuing a healthier lifestyle, whether it is running to win -­‐-­‐ or just walking the dog. For more information, please visit www.fleetfeetcleveland.com

About the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon
The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon is in its 35th year of providing a fitness experience for all individuals who want to participate regardless of their abilities. The event offers a 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon - all of which participants can choose to run or walk. More than 280,000 runners have participated, generating more than $15 million annually to benefit the Cleveland community.

Mission Statement:
• To provide a running experience for all individuals who want to participate regardless of their abilities.
• To produce an event that highlights the Cleveland community and provides a positive economic impact for the community.
• To give charities an opportunity to benefit financially from the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K events.

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