Thunder Bay Marathon Announces Prizes for Top Runners

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Thunder Bay – The Board of Directors of the Thunder Bay Marathon – Miles with the Giant are extremely pleased to announce that the inaugural event on Sunday, September 19th will feature $12,000 in cash awards.  The cash awards will include $2,000 for the first male and female finishers of the marathon and $1,000 for the first male and female finishers of the half marathon.

There will also be cash awards for the top male and female finishers from Northwestern Ontario.  Full details of the cash prize program are available at www.thunderbaymarathon.com

“We are very excited to be able to offer such substantial awards for our first event,” says Barry Streib, President of the Thunder Bay Marathon – Miles with the Giant Board.  “I would especially like to thank our awards sponsor RBC for their financial support of the awards program. We are hopeful that this sizeable purse will entice elite athletes from near and far to participate in our marathon and half marathon events.  We would also like to thank Fresh Air Experience for their support for the Top Northwestern Ontario Finishers,” added Streib.

Murray Walberg, Regional Vice President for RBC comments, “RBC is a proud sponsor of athletic events in our community.  We are extremely proud to support the inaugural Thunder Bay Marathon as we recognize the economic benefits and the positive impact that an event of this magnitude will have in our city and region.”

With less than two months to go until race weekend, the organizing committee is working diligently to put everything in place to ensure a successful event.  Volunteers are still needed to make the Thunder Bay Marathon – Miles with the Giant a huge success.  Visit www.thunderbaymarathon.com for more information on the race, to register, or to volunteer.

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