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Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Bank Marathon October 19, 2008

This flat/fast Boston qualifying course is diverse and exciting for all marathoners, half marathoners and relay team members. The course will run through Corktown – Detroit’s Irish settlement dating back to the early 1800s and Mexicantown with several lively salsa bands sending runners across the border for the first time at the Ambassador Bridge. On the return to the US via the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, runners will go around Belle Isle – a beautiful park and island on the Detroit River before entering Indian Village with outrageous block parties and finally through Greektown


finish at Campus Martius Park.

  • The race is open to both runners and walkers age 16 and over who are able to complete the 26.2-mile course within a 7-hour time limit. The half marathon is open to runners and walkers age 13 and over who are able to complete the 13.1-mile course in a 4 hour time limit. Each individual participant will be required to raise a minimum contribution of $1000 by race day.

  • Relay teams, up to 5 people, can also participate. Each member of the relay team must register for the race and meet all age requirements listed above and is required to raise a minimum of $750/member.

  • Participants must complete the registration form in full and mail or fax it with the non-refundable commitment fee of $150.

  • Each participant will be responsible for any balance of the minimum required still outstanding on race day.

  • NACoA will provide hotel accommodations for one night for participants from outside of Detroit and its environs. The minimum required will be increased to $1250.

Participant Package Includes: Registration-related expenses and race packet, a pre-race pasta dinner and rally, goodie bag and a Run for the Children® T-shirt (to be worn during the race).

Special Incentives: Participants from outside of Detroit and its environs who raise $500 or more above the required minimum by 09/01/08 qualify for air transportation reimbursement up to $500/registered runner.

General Information:

  • The commitment fee ($150) will be applied to the minimum fundraising requirement.

  • Participants are required to make all arrangements for their own transportation.

  • Whether you are an experienced marathoner or just getting started, our comprehensive training program for both runners and walkers includes a training schedule, available coach, monthly motivational training tips and newsletters.

  • Upon receipt of your registration commitment, you will receive a complete TEAM NACoA packet with all the materials and information you need to do your fundraising and to get started preparing for NACoA’s Run for the Children® in the Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Bank Marathon.

NOTE: In the event a participant must withdraw from any of the races neither the commitment fee nor contributions already received by NACoA will be refunded.

About NACoA Over the past 7 years the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) has reached out to the public to join NACoA’s Run for the Children® as we participate in marathons all over the country to help support efforts to educate and inform those who can help the people hurt most by drugs and alcohol - the children of alcohol and other drug dependent parents. NACoA believes that none of these vulnerable children should grow up in isolation and without support.

Remember the 1 in 4 hurting children can’t help themselves alone.

Our mission is to advocate for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies. We, along with people like you, can make a difference.

Please mail or fax your registration form to:

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

NACoA Run for the Children® 11426 Rockville Pike, Suite 301 Rockville, MD 20852 or Fax to (301) 468-0987 Email: jendicott@nacoa.org • www.nacoa.org • 1-888-55-4COAS

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