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Posted: January 24, 2013  

Athletics: Registration Open For More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon

Over 10,000 Women Expected for 10th Anniversary Race in Central Park on April 14th

NEW YORK, N.Y., (January 24, 2012) -- More and FITNESS magazines announced today that registration is open for the 2013 More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the event.

The 13.1-mile race is open to women runners and walkers of all ages. Registration is accepted online at http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/more-magazine-fitness-magazine-womens-half-marathon-2013.To enhance the race-day experience for all, the size of the event will be capped, so participants are encouraged to register early.

"This race started ten years ago with just over 2,000 runners and is now the largest women’s-only half-marathon in the country," says More Editor-in-Chief, Lesley Jane Seymour. "This race has become the destination for women from all over the country---first time runners, elite athletes, women who have overcome an illness---to come together to challenge themselves to reach new goals---and cross that finish line!"

More and FITNESS are co-hosting the event with the New York Road Runners and are expecting more than 15,000 runners and spectators in New York’s Central Park on April 14, 2013. Athleta and Skechers are the presenting sponsors, Duane Reade, Oakley and Tonalin are the official product sponsors, Hole in the Wall Gang is the charitable partner, CARE is the Expo sponsor and The Better Show is the official media partner.

"Every year, women from all over the U.S. and the world flock to this race for a fun, empowering run," says Fitness Editor-in Chief, Betty Wong. "I look forward to sharing the course with these fit and fierce females and having a blast celebrating our tenth anniversary!"

The event weekend will kick off on April 12th and April 13th with a two-day Health & Wellness Expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street between 6th and 7th), where women can participate in various health-oriented activities, pick up their runners’ bags and bibs and meet magazine editors and running experts. The Expo is free to the public and will feature health screenings, fitness seminars, food and product sampling, shopping, sweepstakes and more. On race day, supporters and spectators are welcome to visit the Sponsor Pavilion to enjoy live music, complimentary samples and sweepstakes.

"The incredible partnership with More magazine and Fitness magazine is one that we are very thankful for and continually inspired by," says Mary Wittenberg, President and CEO of New York Road Runners. "Together we have been able to motivate hundreds of thousands of women to run, move and make a meaningful commitment to their health and well-being. We are thrilled to celebrate the tenth running of this extraordinary event and look forward to seeing the excitement of these women as they cross both the start and finish lines in April."

More and FITNESS also invite all half-marathon participants to raise money for Hole in the Wall Gang, a non-profit, residential summer camp and year-round center serving children and their families coping with cancer and other serious illnesses and conditions. Women will be given the option to make a donation when registering for the event. Registrants can also opt to run on behalf of Team Hole in The Wall to raise money directly for the charity.

Registrants can also donate to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that empowers women around the world to help end global poverty.

For more race details, free training guides and registration information, please visit: MoreFitnessHalf.com.

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About More Magazine

Launched in September 1998, critically acclaimed More is the only lifestyle publication that celebrates women of style and substance. More shares the latest on beauty, fashion, health, career, finance, travel and culture with a community of influential women interested in reinventing themselves and their world. The magazine is published 10 times a year by Meredith Corporation with a rate base of 1.3 million and readership of nearly 1.8 million with the highest income among all women’s magazines. More was named 2006 Magazine of the Year by Ad Age and also landed on the publication’s "A List" of Top 10 magazines in 2007, 2005 and 2003. Adweek named More to its 2009 "Hot List," Capell’s Circulation Report honored More as one of the Top 10 Newsstand Performers in 2006, while Media named More the "Best Women’s Lifestyle Magazine" of 2004. Visit More.com.

About FITNESS Magazine

Launched in 1992, FITNESS magazine is a leading source for all the latest news on health, nutrition and exercise. FITNESS motivates women to move---for fun, for health, for life. With workouts and diet plans that get results, plus inspiring beauty and health tips, FITNESS empowers women to be fierce about reaching for and achieving body success, however they define it. FITNESS is published 10 times a year by Meredith Corporation [NYSE: MDP], with a rate base of 1.5 million and an audience of 7.3 million readers. For more information, please visit FitnessMagazine.com.

About NYRR

New York Road Runners was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people. Over the past 54 years, NYRR has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s mission is to empower everyone, of all ages and abilities---beginners and competitive athletes, the young and the elderly, adult professionals and underserved schoolchildren---to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness.

NYRR’s races, community events, instruction and training resources, and youth programs give hundreds of thousands of people each year the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed ING New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top pro runners and committed amateurs alike while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for the City. But NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire more than 100,000 kids in underserved communities in New York City, all 50 states, and around the world.

Headquartered in New York City, NYRR implements a unique nonprofit model that teams contributed and earned income to make all its efforts possible. To learn more, please visit NYRR.org.


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