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Empire State Half Marathon Named 2012 USATF-Niagara Championship
Open and Masters prize money available for October 21, 2012 road race

Empire State Half Marathon Named 2012 USATF-Niagara Championship

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Posted Monday, 23 April, 2012

From Ryan Lamppa, Running USA

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - (April 17, 2012) - Achieve Fitness, LLC has announced that the Empire State Half Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 has been selected as the 2012 USATF-Niagara Half Marathon Championship.

The designation demonstrates to athletes and the community that the Empire State Half Marathon follows approved guidelines set forth by USA Track & Field.

"Last year's inaugural Empire State Marathon was a resounding success, as runners enjoyed the flat, fast course and quality race management," said Bill Quinlisk, president of the USATF Niagara Association. "Our Niagara Association Long Distance Running Committee happily accepted the bid application to return our Half Marathon Championship to Syracuse for 2012."

Cash awards will be given to following finishers: Open Male and Female: 1st place: $250, 2nd place: $150, 3rd place: $100, 4th place: $75 and 5th place: $50 (with time performance bonus of $150 for male under 1:08:00 and female under 1:15:00). Masters Male and Female: 1st place: $100 and $100 bonus for age-graded over 89 percent.

"We're honored to again host the USATF-Niagara Half Marathon Championship Race, following last year's successful debut," said Brian Collins, principle owner of Achieve Fitness, LLC, management company for the Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon. "This designation helps ensure the depth of talent remains at high level, while also bringing more competition and excitement to the race."

The Empire Half Marathon race is one of three Niagara Long Distance Running Road Race Championships offered this year. Others include the Medved Lilac 10K on May 20 and the Jenny Kuzma Memorial Bergen 5K on Aug. 8. Both races are in Rochester, N.Y.

Runners eligible for the Niagara Championship Awards must be current 2012 USATF Niagara Association members.

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