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Registration Opens for Inaugural Norfolk Freedom Half Marathon

Freedom Marathon, Inc. launches running event in support of Veterans and their families

Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) August 5, 2010 – Freedom Marathon, Inc (FMI), a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and support the needs of Veterans and their families through running events opens registration Friday August 6th, 2010 for the Inaugural Norfolk Freedom Half Marathon. Participants can register on the Freedom Marathon website at

“With the opening of registration, this is an exciting time for us at Freedom Marathon, Inc; it is another giant step toward providing much needed support for veterans and their families,” said Manny Cordero, CEO and Founder, Freedom Marathon, Inc. “Our goal is to be a forward looking running organization that advances sports industry standards and leads the transformation of recreational sports programs worldwide.  This event leads us towards achieving that goal.”

The inaugural event occurs Veteran’s Day weekend November 11-13, 2011 in Norfolk, Virginia. The City of Norfolk is a proud co-sponsor and host of this event.  Freedom Marathon, Inc and the City of Norfolk have partnered to manage these events for the next five years.  FMI will host a half marathon in 2011 followed by full marathons in the subsequent years.  Freedom Marathon, Inc’s first event has activities planned for all ages and will be focused on families. The inaugural event includes a health and fitness expo, carbo load dinner, relays, family runs and wheelchair invitational, with the main event being the Norfolk Freedom Half Marathon.  Running heavyweights such as Olympian Jeff Galloway and Bart Yasso have pledged their involvement to help make this event a success. 

“We are pleased to have a long term partnership with the City of Norfolk to co-sponsor and host this event over Veteran’s Day weekend,” said Creigh Kelley, Freedom Marathon, Inc. Race Director. 

“This is not just another running event, FMI participants will run for a cause, and that cause includes making life better for some of our fellow veterans.”  Proceeds from this event will benefit The Wounded Warrior Project and the Norfolk Office to End Homelessness.  The Norfolk Freedom Half Marathon is sanctioned by USA Track & Field (USATF).  To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, donations, or volunteering, visit

About Freedom Marathon, Inc.
The Freedom Marathon, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and enlist public support through running events to help sponsor the needs of Veterans and their families. We bring a message of hope to our Veterans and their families, assuring them that America has not forgotten their sacrifices. There are no dues or fees for Veterans to join the Freedom Marathon organization – Freedom Marathon, Inc believes those were paid on the battlefield. 

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