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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Women's Running Magazine Join Forces to Launch New All-Women Half Marathon in St. Petersburg
Date:2/5/2009

City officials grant permission today for the event to take place November 21-22

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Women's Running magazine laud St. Petersburg city officials' announcement today granting the two organizations permission to produce an all women's half marathon the weekend of November 21-22, 2009.

The event, Women's Running St. Pete Half Marathon to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will draw women from across the country. It will be St. Petersburg's first women only half marathon. Participants can train to run or walk the half marathon through LLS's Team In Training (TNT), the world's first, largest and best charity sports training program. With TNT, participants join a group of supportive teammates and get four to five months of training with certified coaches, and in return, they raise funds to support blood cancer research and patient services.

"We're excited to partner with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training," said Dawna Stone, President and Founder of Women's Running magazine. "Together I believe we can grow the St. Pete Women's Half Marathon into the premier women's half marathon."

The flat, fast race course will wind along the science downtown St. Petersburg waterfront, through quaint communities, past historic buildings and museums.

"The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society wants to thank the officials of St. Petersburg for granting us the opportunity to put on this great event," said Nancy Klein, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer of LLS. "This will be an exciting weekend, giving participants the chance to take on an athletic challenge while also making a difference in the lives of thousands of people fighting blood cancer."

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society(R) (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.

About Women's Running magazine

Women's Running is the only women-specific national running magazine. Women's Running covers all aspects of the running lifestyle, from nutrition to training plans. The Women's Running mission is simple: to create a high-quality magazine for smart, successful women who use running to balance and enrich their lives. Women's Running features quality editorial content that motivates women to train intelligently, participate in active travel, adopt healthy nutrition habits and keep moving. Visit womensrunningmag.com for more information.

    Andrea Greif
    (914) 821-8958
    andrea.greif@lls.org

    Kelli Carrigan
    (727) 502-9202 X308
    kcarrigan@womensrunningmag.com

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