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5.7.12 - Registration Open for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Red Nose Children’s Run on Saturday

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Kids’ Run to Take Place Saturday, May 19

CLEVELAND (May 7, 2012)- Kids age 12 and younger are invited to participate in the annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Red Nose Children's Run at the Cleveland Browns Stadium on Saturday, May 19. Red nose and clown shoes are optional. The Ringling Bros. Red Nose Run is the children's kick-off to the 35th Annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon race weekend.

Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. at Cleveland Browns Stadium with a group warm-up and stretch lead by Ringling Bros. clown Brian. The Ringling Bros. Red Nose Run will immediately follow, with Brian cheering on kids ages three and under in the 50-yard diaper dash; four- to six-year-olds in the 100-yard race; seven- and eight-year-olds in the quarter-mile sprint; and nine- to 12-year-olds in the half-mile competition. Parents can register their children for the Ringling Bros. Red Nose Run at the Health and Fitness Expo at the I-X Center on Friday, May 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., the Cleveland Browns Stadium,100 Alfred Lerner Way, Cleveland on race morning at 9:30 a.m., or online at www.clevelandmarathon.com/Kids_Run/ through May 13. 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 DRAGONSSM at Quicken Loans Arena Oct. 17 - 22. To receive the free ticket, parents of the first 500 race registrants must exchange their child's race bib between May 19 and Oct. 22 at the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, where they will receive one free ticket to the show.

Festivities continue at the Health and Fitness Expo Immediately following the Ringling Bros. Red Nose Run, Brian the clown will share clown noses and greet children of all ages at the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Health and Fitness Expo at the I-X Center, One I-X Center Drive, Cleveland. Presented by Prayers From Maria Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation, the Health and Fitness Expo will feature more than 200 vendors offering deeply discounted prices. Admission to the Health and Fitness Expo is free and open to the public as part of the 35th Annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon events. Standard I-X Center parking fees will be in effect.

The Greatest Show On Earth® To Appear In Cleveland Oct. 17 - 22 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents DRAGONS, the all-new, 142nd ELECTRIFYING edition of The Greatest Show On Earth®, will come to Quicken Loans Arena Oct. 17 - 22 for 10 shows. On sale now at the box office, online at www.thequarena.com or www.ringling.com, tickets start at $15, with a limited number of Circus CelebritySM ($85), Front Row ($68), and VIP ($43) tickets available. Additional fees may apply.

DRAGONS is a once in a millennium event that honors The Year of the Dragon. Circus performers from the farthest reaches of the earth have assembled for Ringling Bros.® Presents DRAGONS to showcase their astounding acts of bravery and astonishing athleticism. Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson presides over this fantastical celebratory tournament of circus champions that brings together mystic dragon lore with authentic circus feats. DRAGONS is a never-before-seen blend of renowned spiritual and real life legends that can be found only at The Greatest Show On Earth®!

Ringling Bros. Presents DRAGONS opens an hour before with the All Access Pre-show available and FREE to all ticket holders. Families can join Pre-show Host Andre McClain and participate in interactive experiences such as learning juggling and balancing skills, get performer autographs, see one of Ringling Bros. majestic Asian elephant's paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece and meet the Ringling Bros. Clowns, whose side-splitting spoofs, absurd antics and comical parody are guaranteed to keep audiences roaring with laughter!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents DRAGONS 2012 Cleveland schedule:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 18 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 19 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20 - 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 21 - 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 22 - 7:00 p.m.


The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon 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.

Both the full marathon and half marathon are nearing sell-out again this year. The 10K and 5K have minimal spaces still open. Race organizers are expecting at least 20,000 participants over the course of the weekend for the 35th annual event.

About the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon
The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K is in its 35th 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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