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1st Empire State Marathon Slated for Oct.

SYRACUSE, NY‰Û_June 27, 2011‰Û_Achieve Fitness, LLC announced today an agreement
with Ronald Mc Donald House Charities of Central New York to become an
official charity of the Inaugural Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon on
Oct. 16, 2011.

Runners can now donate to the charity during the registration process. In
addition, the Empire State Marathon will have a fundraising initiative at
the Driver¹s Village New York State Health and Wellness Expo on Oct. 14-15,
as well as at the pre-race pasta hosted by Carnegie Catering.

³One of the most important aspects of our race is raising money for great
causes like Ronald Mc Donald House Charities of Central New York,² said
Brian Collins, principle owner of Achieve Fitness, LLC, management company
for the Inaugural Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon. ³Our affiliation
with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York allows us to help
make a difference in the lives of families and children suffering from
serious injuries or illnesses.²

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York creates, identifies
and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of
children and families in Central New York. The facility operates 24 hours a
day, year-round as a ³home away from home² for families whose children are
hospitalized with serious illness or injuries.

²We are thrilled to be a part of the Inaugural Empire State Marathon. The
organizers are taking a community approach with this event and we
appreciate that they have chosen us as their official charity.² Beth M.
Trunfio, Executive Director
Empire State Marathon has added a donation feature to the online
registration so participants can currently elect to make a one-time donation
to the charity while they register. Entrants can also select if they would
like to fundraise for the organization and receive their own personal
fundraising page. Those interested in fundraising for the Ronald McDonald
House of CNY can get more information at
http://www.cnyronaldmcdonaldhouse.org/>
<http://www.cnyronaldmcdonaldhouse.org/> or connect at Active Giving page -
http://www.active.com/donate/rmhccny <http://www.active.com/donate/rmhccny>

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York

Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY operates the 16-bedroom CNY Ronald
McDonald House 24-hours a day, year-round as a ³home away from home² for
families whose children are hospitalized with serious illnesses or injuries.
RMHC of CNY is building a new, larger Ronald McDonald House that will allow
the organization to help keep even more families with seriously ill children
together. For more information or to donate, visit
http://www.cnyronaldmcdonaldhouse.org.

About Achieve Fitness, LLC and the Empire State Marathon

Founded in 1998, Achieve Fitness, LLC is a leading sports marketing,
training and event company in Phoenix, Arizona. A consulting company for the
P.F. Chang¹s Rock Õn¹ Roll Arizona Marathon, Achieve Fitness is the managing
entity of 1st Marathon, 1st Triathlon, the recently reacquired Valley of the
Sun Marathon and Half Marathon, and the Empire State Marathon and Half
Marathon. Principle owner Brian Collins is a native of Central New York and
graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High School, Syracuse University and Le
Moyne College.

On Oct. 16, 2011, the Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon will give
runners an up-close view of Central New York¹s rolling landscape and vibrant
autumn colors. The USATF-certified course, which begins and ends at Alliance
Bank Ball Park Stadium, travels through the cities of Syracuse, Liverpool
and Baldwinsville. A pre-race health a fitness expo will be held on Oct.
14-15 and feature vendors from the running and fitness industries.
Additional information about the Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon is
available at http://www.empirestatemarathon.com.
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