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4.6.11 - Registration Now Open for Annual Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Red Nose Run

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Children’s Event Takes Place Saturday, May 14, 2011

CLEVELAND (April 6, 2011)-Kids ages 12 and younger are invited to participate in the Annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Red Nose RunSM at the Cleveland Browns Stadium, Saturday, May 14. Red nose and clown shoes are optional. The Ringling Bros. Red Nose Run is the children's kick-off to the 34th annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K.

The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. at Cleveland Browns Stadium with a group warm-up and stretch lead by Ringling Bros. clown JimLa. The Ringling Bros. Red Nose Run will immediately follow, with JimLa cheering on kids ages three and under in the 50-yard diaper dash; four- to six-year-olds in the100-yard race; seven- and eight-year-olds in the quarter-mile sprint; and the nine- to 12-year-olds in the half-mile competition. Parents can register their children for the Ringling Bros. Red Nose Run at the Cleveland Browns Stadium (100 Alfred Lerner Way, Cleveland, 44114) or online at www.clevelandmarathon.com/Kids_Run/ starting today through Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Race day registration on-site is also available. Cost is $12 per child.

All registrants will receive an official race t-shirt, a finisher's medal and a goody bag, and enjoy refreshments, face-painting and other children's activities following the race.

Additionally, the first 500 Ringling Bros. Red Nose Run registrants have the opportunity to receive a free ticket to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum's Fully Charged!SM when it comes to The Q October 19 - 23. To receive the free ticket, parents of the first 500 race registrants must exchange their child's race bib between May 14 and Oct. 23, at The Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, where they will receive one free ticket to the show.

 Following the Ringling Bros. Red Nose Run, JimLa the Ringling Bros. clown, will visit the Cleveland Marathon's Health and Fitness Expo presented by the Prayers From Maria Foundation to share clown noses and greet Children of All Ages. Taking place at the Great Lakes Expo Center (1200 Babbit Road) in Euclid, the Health and Fitness Expo will feature nearly 100 vendors, numerous workshops and a speaker's series. The Health and Fitness Expo is free of charge, free parking and open to the public as part of the 34th annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K.

The Greatest Show On Earth® Comes to Cleveland Oct. 19 - 23 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents FULLY CHARGED, the all-new, 141st ELECTRIFYING edition of The Greatest Show On Earth®, comes to The Quicken Loans Arena Oct. 19 - 23 for nine shows. Tickets are on sale now at The Quicken Loans Arena box office, online at www.thequarena.com or www.ringling.com and start at $15, with a limited number of Circus CelebritySM($85), Front Row ($68), and VIP: ($43), tickets available. Additional fees may apply.

Fully Charged celebrates 'performance power' that boosts circus-goers' excitement. The amazing acts, which can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth®, include Tabayara, a dynamic animal trainer whose rare ability to communicate with animals allows him to ride rearing stallions at a fully-charged gallop and orchestrate majestic four-ton Asian elephants in a symphony of dance. When he stands inside a cage, eye to eye with 12 ferocious tigers, Tabayara sees family where others see danger. Audiences will feel the earth shake when the strongman duo of Dmitry and Ruslan, who are as wide as they are tall, enter the arena. The brawny twosome give the word 'manpower' a whole new meaning as they lift large, cumbersome telephone poles, which weigh up to half a ton, and twirl them above their heads while acrobats balance atop.

The fearless Fernandez Brothers dial up the thrills as they perform daring feats of athleticism on the Twin Turbines of Steel, including extreme jumps and twists inside the moving wheels! Audiences will crackle with excitement as they watch Guillermo perform a 360-degree, flying-forward somersault, three stories in the air, a feat so difficult it has only been attempted by one other person in the 141-year history of Ringling Bros. The Human Fuse, Brian Miser, sets the arena sky ablaze as he rockets through the air from his self-made human crossbow. Don't blink as he flashes across the sky in less than a second, and travels 110 feet at 65 miles per hour.

Ever wonder how many clowns it takes to change a light bulb? The hilarious hoopla continues to flow as the clowns from the world-famous Ringling Bros.® Clown Alley, charge up the audiences' funny bones with hysterical silly antics and clownish comedy.

The action at Fully Charged begins an hour before show time at the All Access Pre-show - FREE to all ticket holders. Get to know the world's greatest performers, meet some our amazing animals in person, and work to become CircusFit all before the show starts! The All Access Pre-show is the only place where you can register for a chance to win a pachyderm painting created by one of Ringling Bros. artistic Asian elephants right before audiences' eyes.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents FULLY CHARGED 2011 Cleveland Schedule: Wednesday, Oct. 19 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 - 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 - 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 - 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

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About the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K is in its 34th year of providing a running experience for all individuals who want to participate regardless of their abilities. More than 272,000 runners have participated, generating more than $15 million annually to benefit charities in the Cleveland community. Information is available at www.clevelandmarathon.com

About Feld Entertainment Feld Entertainment, Inc., is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.


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