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Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival Eclipses 17,000 Runner Mark

Team Relay sells out for the second straight year
By Gene Brtalik
September 29, 2008
Baltimore, MD
For the Washington Running Report

Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announces that the 2008 Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival has passed the 17,000 runner mark for the first time in event history, just two weeks after passing the 15,000 point. Last year's event drew a record 14,542 runners.

In addition, the Legg Mason Team Relay has reached capacity with 750 teams registered. The relay joins the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Half-Marathon as the event's sold out races.

"We are excited to announce that we have passed our goal two weeks ahead of schedule," stated Lee Corrigan, president of CSE. "The great news for Baltimore and the event is the fact that reputation of our event is pulling people in from all over the country. We could have easily surpassed 19,000, but we wanted to be true to our plan of smart growth."

Registration is filling up fast in the other races, too. The Under Armour Baltimore Marathon and United Way 5K each have less than 25 spots left, while the Kids' Fun Run is pacing ahead of last year.

The eighth annual Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival will take place on Saturday, October 11th beginning at 8:00 a.m. The day includes the aforementioned marathon, half-marathon, and four-person relay as well as the United Way 5K and Kids' Fun Run. The event, now in its eighth year, has generated more than 75 million dollars in revenue for the city and more than 4 million dollars for local charities.

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