Tri-City offers chance to train and run in Carlsbad Marathon

OCEANSIDE — Tri-City Medical Center will serve as title sponsor for the 2010 Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon held Jan. 24, , and is launching a contest offering 13 North County residents the chance to participate in the sold-out 13.1 mile Carlsbad Half Marathon.
The contest is open to all North County residents ages 18 and older, and offers 13 winners a free two-month membership at the recently opened state-of-the-art Tri-City Wellness Center, as well as group training with the center’s certified staff. The winners will then participate in the Carlsbad Half Marathon, achieving their fitness dreams.
In order to be considered for this prize, entrants must complete a simple registration form online at www.tricitywellness.com/marathon or in person at the Tri-City Wellness Center, 6250 El Camino Real, in Carlsbad by Nov. 22.
“Our sponsorship of the Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon is consistent with Tri-City’s mission ‘to advance the health and wellness of those we serve,’” said Larry Anderson, chief executive officer of Tri-City Medical Center. “As North County’s community hospital, we believe that it is our duty to encourage North County residents to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and prestigious national events such as the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon serve to motivate our community members to reach that goal.”
Winners will also be enrolled in the race-training program offered by In Motion, Inc., the Carlsbad company that produces the event, and will receive free entry into the 13.1-mile half marathon, which has already sold out. Both memberships are valid through Jan. 24.
“For many people, even those who pursue some form of regular exercise, participation in a half marathon may seem like a distant goal, particularly at a time of year when regular habits and good intentions begin to slip,” Anderson said. “This opportunity is priceless and will not only allow people to achieve a higher level of health during the holiday season, but also achieve a potentially life-changing goal.”
Anderson says that while only 13 residents will be selected for the personal training package, all entrants will have the opportunity to follow along at home through online classes, events and tips available through the Tri-City Wellness Center.

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