Friday August 17, 2012
Augusta, GA - The Augusta Sports Council has announced that the 2013 Augusta Half Marathon will be held Sunday, February 24, and will expand to include a 10K race. The half marathon and 10K races are the highlights of a weekend of activities which also include a race expo and kids fun run. Race organizers expect 2,000 registered athletes for the two races, which will start and finish at historic Enterprise Mill.
“The Augusta Half Marathon has seen tremendous growth over the past five years,” said Augusta Sports Council CEO, Brinsley Thigpen. “By adding the 10K race, we hope to attract a new demographic of runners, make the event one for the entire community and continue our mission of strengthening the quality of life for the city of Augusta. With the Medals For Miles 1 mile kid’s fun run, 13.1 mile half marathon, 6.2 mile 10K, the race expo and community adopt a mile and cheer zones, we are confident that we are offering an event that everyone can enjoy.”
The Augusta 10K course, which will overlap the half marathon course, will be announced soon. Like the Augusta Half Marathon, the course will include areas of Downtown Augusta, Summerville and Harrisburg. Registration for both the half marathon and the 10K will open exactly six months before the event date on Friday, August 24, 2012. Participants can register online at www.AugustaHalf.org.