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November 4, 2014
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Dave Norris, Citizen Information Center, 402-441-7547
Ben Cohoon, Pink Gorilla Events, 402-770-1170

Mayor Encourages Support for New Half-Marathon

Some roads will be closed along scenic race route

Mayor Chris Beutler today encouraged residents to line the race route to support the City's inaugural Good Life Halfsy half-marathon Sunday, November 9. About 3,500 runners will participate in the race, which begins at 9 a.m. at Seacrest Field and ends at the Railyard.

"This event sold out in just 36 hours in February and is one of the year's largest inaugural half-marathons in the nation," Mayor Beutler said. "The route includes Holmes Lake, Union Plaza and other City parks, and we are proud to welcome runners from 28 states to experience our beautiful City. I want to thank the organizers, Ben Cohoon and Jason Bakewell of Lincoln, for enhancing our reputation as a fun and fit City."

Cohoon and Bakewell are with Pink Gorilla Events, which also created the Market to Market Relay. The race is certified by United States of America Track and Field, and more information can be found at

The public is advised to plan ahead for any delays they may encounter along the race route. Police Officers will control intersections, allowing cars to pass safely along the race course. The Antelope Valley trail will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Randolph to Court streets. Street closures are as follows:

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