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Nashville Women’s Half Marathon Wins Award

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jun. 26, 2011
  • Updated Jun. 27, 2011 at 11:08 AM UTC

The Women’s Running Magazine Women’s Half Marathon Series is the nation’s largest women’s half-marathon series.

From: Running USA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Women’s Running Magazine Women’s Half Marathon & 5K: Nashville was awarded with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau 2010 Brand Champion Award. The award recognizes the Women’s Half Marathon’s success in branding the event with a Nashville-specific look and feel.

Nashville’s Brand Champion program recognizes conventions, meetings or events that successfully integrated the Music City brand into their marketing and promotional efforts. The Women’s Half Marathon – Nashville incorporated the Music City brand into their event logo, materials, participant medals, apparel, goodie bags and the event’s comprehensive advertising and promotional campaign.

“We are thrilled to receive this award and we are proud to have a successful race in such an amazing city,” said Dawna Stone, president of Women’s Running magazine and founder of the Women’s Half Marathon Series. “Nashville has so much to offer our race participants and we wanted to embrace Nashville in our branding. We couldn’t be happier with the feedback from our participants and we look forward to continuing a great relationship with the city of Nashville.”

“We have great clients that really work to embrace the Music City brand, but the Women’s Half Marathon: Nashville raised the bar this year and created a multi-layered marketing program that went above and beyond,” said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “They couldn’t be a better partner.”

The Women’s Half Marathon features a patent-pending two-in-one finisher’s medal and charm, a designer goodie bag, technical race shirt and a post-race finisher’s breakfast and cookie café. The 2011 Women’s Running Magazine Women’s Half Marathon & 5K: Nashville will be held in downtown Nashville on Saturday, September 24, 2011.

To register for the Women’s Running Magazine Women’s Half Marathon & 5K: Nashville, go to: www.womenshalfmarathon.com

The Women’s Running Magazine Women’s Half Marathon Series is the nation’s largest women’s half-marathon series. Three 2011 events in Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 24), Scottsdale / Tempe, Ariz. (Nov. 6) and St. Petersburg, Fla. (Nov. 20) are expected to host more than 20,000 total runners. The WHM Series awards all half-marathon finishers an industry first, patent-pending two-in-one medal and charm. Finishers also receive a designer goodie bag and tech tee. All events in the series begin with a two-day women-specific health and fitness expo and finish with an outdoor party complete with food, music and white linen tablecloths. Each event also includes a 5K run.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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