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Surf City USA Marathon's 'Run for Mobility' Nears $2 Million Fundraising Threshold; Offers Free Half Marathon 'Team-Training-Together' Program
Date:12/2/2010

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, the Surf City USA® Marathon is partnering with the Irvine-based Free Wheelchair Mission for a fundraising event that is directly responsible for changing the lives of nearly 38,000 disabled people worldwide.  The innovative "Run for Mobility" (Sunday, February 6, 2011) encourages all runners to use the Surf City Marathon, Half Marathon and all-new One Mile run/walk as a way to raise funds that send specially engineered wheelchairs to needy and developing nations.  Information is available at www.runsurfcity.com.

An alliance forged in 2006, Surf City USA Marathon runners have raised more than $1,800,000 and, when stretched wheel to wheel, the wheelchairs distributed with these proceeds would cover the entire 26.2 mile beachfront course.  With a target goal of $300,000 and 5,000 additional wheelchairs for 2011, Run for Mobility has implemented several exciting programs to encourage participation including the inaugural Team-Training-Together (T3), a free training program for first time and seasoned runners and racing for free if you raise $500 by race day.

T3 provides coached groups every other week as well as valuable tips on proper hydration, nutrition, effective cross training, flexibility, and other relevant run related topics.  Participants receive a comprehensive training program incorporating all the essential components of a safe and effective half marathon training regimen.  The group meets every other Saturday at 8 AM at the Huntington Beach Pier.

"The Run for Mobility is one of Free Wheelchair Mission's most valued partnerships.  It gives runners the ability to provide the transforming gift of a wheelchair around the world," said Free Wheelchair Mission founder Don Schoendorfer.  A recipient of the U.S. House of Representatives 'Certificate of Special Congressional
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