For Immediate Release
August 23, 2012
The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce
Mack Deibel, (208) 263-2161
4th Annual Scenic Half
Big beautiful race in our small town takes advantage of the new edition of Sand Creek Bike Path and starts a positive initiative for local youth runners
Sandpoint- The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce and partnering sponsor, Cor24 Fitness, are excited to present the 4th Annual Scenic Half Marathon/10K/5K is rejuvenating runners by utilizing the brand new Sand Creek Bike Path. Happening Sunday, September 16th starting at 8:30am and ending at noon.
Last year, more than half of our runners were from outside of Idaho. This means these runners brought in friends and families to eat, shop, stay and fuel their cars here in Sandpoint during a typically slow time for our community. This race adds to the economic vitality of Sandpoint and the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is proud to allow the community the opportunity to have one last boost in business before fall gets into full gear.
This year, as a part of the event’s giving back program, the Scenic Half Marathon is purchasing the track suits for the Sandpoint High School’s Cross Country Race Team. These youth are our future and the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce and Scenic Half Race Committee are excited to support local youth runners.
The Scenic Half course is a fast, hard out and back course which runners love. Offering a 10K and 5K race, along with the Half Marathon, makes the event something for all types of runners to enjoy and participate in. By implementing the new Sand Creek Bike Path into the mix, the course is going to be even more scenic and beautiful for all participants. This new change means the Sand Creek Bike Path will be closed to community citizens on Sunday, September 16th, from 6am-1pm. We appreciate the community’s cooperation and support of this amazing endurance race which brings more than 400 runners in from outside of Idaho.
Early bird registrations prices are set to go up on September 1st so if you or your friends are thinking of running, please sign up early. There are no day of registrations. Packet pick up and last minute registration is Sept 15th from 2-6pm at the Chamber Headquarters, 231 N 3rd Ave. Register online by visiting Active.com or going to www.scenichalf.com.
We appreciate the community’s support and would like to thank our sponsors: Partnering Sponsor: Cor24 Fitness; Silver Sponsors: Bonner County Daily Bee, Bonner General Hospital, Inlander, KPND, Litehouse Foods, Staples, Outdoor Experience, Taylor & Sons Chevrolet, Trinity at City Beach, Washington Trust Bank, Winter Ridge Natural Foods Market; Bronze Sponsors: D.A. Davidson & Co- Jim Zuberbuhler, Evans Brothers Coffee, Frontier Communications, Headache Hammock, Pend Oreille Health Care, Pend Oreille Midwifery and Birth Center, Sandpoint West Athletic Club, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sun Rype, White Cross Pharmacy; Supporting Sponsors: Allen and Karen McClelland, Chris and Judy Thompson, Clif and Carol Warren, Costco Wholesale, Eye Care For You, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Jim Hutchens, PA, Mountain Horse Adventures, Panhandle State Bank, North Idaho Insurance, Ruby’s Lube, Specialty Auto Glass, Sleep’s Cabins, Xhale Pilates Studio.
For more information, contact the Chamber at 263-2161 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go online and connect with them on Facebook, www.facebook.com/scenichalf or www.scenichalf.com.