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PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Dan Cruz, 619-925-7671 dcruz@competitorgroup.com

Mardi Gras Marathon to Rock ‘n’ Roll in 2010

Biggest Party in Marathoning Set for February 28, 2010

New Orleans, LA – June 9, 2009 –The Competitor Group and the New Orleans Track Club today announced a multi-year licensing agreement for the Mardi Gras Marathon. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Series will add the Mardi Gras Marathon to its schedule of races, hosting the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon & ½ Marathon in New Orleans on Sunday, February 28, 2010.

“We are grateful for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon to realize the potential New Orleans offers to be a big event town,” said Arnie Fielkow, New Orleans City Council President who joined Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist Frank Shorter at a press conference to announce the event. “This is an important event that will bring economic impact to the city and we are ready to show our southern hospitality to runners from throughout the nation.”

Registration for Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras is open on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series website http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/mardigras/. The first 500 participants to register for either the marathon or half marathon will receive a special $50 entry fee. In

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