New Explore Minnesota Challenge Takes Runners on Adventure Across Minnesota
Release Date: Dec 01, 2011
Explore Minnesota Tourism
Anderson Race Management
St Paul, MN (December 1, 2011) – Anderson Race Management and Explore Minnesota Tourism, the travel promotion office of the State of Minnesota, announced today the launch of the new statewide running series, the "Explore Minnesota Challenge." This series of more than 25 races in locations around the state of Minnesota encourages runners and walkers to participate in eight of the events, including at least one in each of four different areas of the state.
This new race series includes a variety of great events around our state," said Anderson Race Management owner Mary Anderson. "We are thrilled to partner with Explore Minnesota on the Explore Minnesota Challenge as we work to bring walkers and runners out to enjoy the unique offerings of each of the wonderful regions of this state."
Participants will be awarded an Explore Minnesota Challenge lapel pin representing the region where they completed a race. A special Explore Minnesota Challenge medal will be awarded to those who complete a total of eight events, including one in each of the four designated areas. Participants who register for the series will also receive membership in the Minnesota Distance Running Association.
"Minnesotans are known for their active lifestyles," said John Edman, director of Explore Minnesota Tourism. "Partnering with Anderson Race Management on this race series is a great way to promote Minnesota as a destination for runners and walkers. The series is an innovative way to let people know about the fun events Minnesota communities offer year-round."
Registration for the series starts today and is open to the first 500 participants. The first event that will be available to Challengers is the Securian Winter Run, January 28, 2012. For a complete list of participating Challenge events and to register for the Explore Minnesota Challenge, visit andersonraces.com.
About Anderson Race Management
Anderson Race Management was established in 1996 and provides race management, timing, equipment rental and consulting services to running, cycling and triathlon events. Anderson Race Management will work with more than 200 races in the Midwest this year. For a complete list of races, visit andersonraces.com or join us at Anderson Race Management on Facebook and at ARM_Group on Twitter.
About Explore Minnesota Tourism
As the state's tourism office, Explore Minnesota Tourism pursues an entrepreneurial approach, leveraging the state's tourism investment with increased involvement by the private sector. A council of representatives from the state's tourism industry connects Explore Minnesota Tourism with tourism businesses and organizations.
Tourism is an $11 billion industry in Minnesota, a key sector of the state's economy. The leisure and hospitality industry, a major provider of tourism services, employs almost 238,000 Minnesotans and accounts for 17 percent of Minnesota's state sales tax revenues. Find Minnesota travel information at exploreminnesota.com.
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