NBMA Sets Its Course For 2010

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: March 21, 2009

DALLAS — The National Black Marathoners’ Association has selected the ING Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon, and Publix 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run for its 2010 Event in Atlanta.

This event is one of the largest events in the Southeast and features a full pre-race expo. There’s an event for every walker and runner. It will be held on the weekend of March 27, 2010.

Charlotte Simmons-Foster, NBMA’s Co-Founder and Race Selection Director, says, “We’re happy to have our 2010 gathering in Atlanta. The races start and end in Centennial Park, which is one of the centerpieces of the 1996 Olympic Games.”

“The marathon course also passes Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace, as well as Georgia Tech and Emory Universities. They also have a great race expo. This race was also mentioned in the March, 2009 edition of Runner’s World.”

For 10+ years Charlotte has been an active member South Fulton Running Partners. She has served as President and she is currently the Membership Coordinator ( http://www.SFRPAtlanta.org ).

This is the oldest predominantly Black recreational running club in the US. They will be hosting their 30th Annual Sickle Cell 7K Run/4K Walk on April 11, 2009.

The Co-Founders, Tony Reed and Charlotte will be at the NBMA’s booth at this year’s ING Georgia Marathon Expo on March 27 and 28. In 2007, Mr. Reed became the first Black in the world to run marathons on all seven continents.

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