FROM THE DIRECTOR

Greetings runners!!

The 2009 Valpo Mini Marathon is open for registration. The feedback from the 2008 edition has been digested. We have made some changes that we hope will make great improvements to an already great race. The two-loops course is out and a course similar to the original is in. I have personally run the course myself and find it to be both scenic and challenging. USATF has certified this course. We have many volunteer groups ready to man water stations and marshal the course. Race day packet pickup is available, though we encourage you to take advantage of our hotel sponsor, the Marriott Courtyard. Come in Friday afternoon, get your packet, enjoy Valpo’s great restaurants for your pasta dinner, then relax at the Courtyard. Make it a great weekend get-away!

Join us for post race activities! So far we have local restaurant sponsors providing soup, bread rolls, apples, bananas, oranges, and drinks. The Awards Ceremony will be held at 11:30am sharp. More post race activities will be added soon including a live band, massage therapists, and raffles. We also hope to offer race photography. The 2009 Valpo Mini Marathon will also be a part of the 2009 Progressive Marathon. Stay tuned!

Happy running!

Noelle Thomas
Race Director