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Contact: Aaron Jacobsen
Represent Running Announces New 2018 Silicon Valley Half
April 14-15, 2018 running festival in downtown San Jose to support the Silicon Valley Education Foundation; best-in-class finisher’s swag; onsite registration with special pricing available this weekend at the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon expo
SAN JOSE, Calif. – (October 5, 2017) – San Francisco Bay Area event organizers, Represent Running, has announced the inaugural 2018 Silicon Valley Half (SV Half) on April 14-15 to be held in the Capital of Silicon Valley and in support of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF). The weekend long running festival will feature a Half Marathon, 10K and 5K as well as a post-race party celebrating Silicon Valley artists, music, food trucks, craft beer and wine. Half finishers will also receive sweet finisher’s swag including a medal, quarter zip tech shirt and a first of its kind “Runner’s Bag.”
Offline registration with special pricing will be available this weekend at the Rock ‘n Roll San Jose Expo in the McEnery Convention Center (booth #613). Interested participants can also join the mailing list now at www.svhalfmarathon.com for the opportunity to be the first athletes to register online at an exclusive founder’s rate pricing.
“The entire Represent Running team grew up in the Bay Area and it has been our dream to create Silicon Valley’s signature sporting event,” said J.T. Service, Founder of Represent Running. “Silicon Valley dreams big, so for this event, we also believe that dreaming big should start at a young age. By partnering with SVEF as our official charity, each participant will know that they are supporting the educational success of all students in Silicon Valley.”
“Everyone at SVEF is so excited to be partnering with Represent Running for the Silicon Valley Half! San Jose is overdue for a great local event like this…especially one where our school district partners can get students and staff involved in something fun, that also promotes health and wellness” commented Manny Barbara, SVEF Interim CEO and Vice President, Advocacy and Thought Leadership.
For more information on participating, partnering or sponsoring the event visit: www.svhalfmarathon.com
ABOUT REPRESENT RUNNING
Since 2012, Represent Running has brought locally produced events to the San Francisco Bay Area celebrating its runners, artists, and the unique diversity of each region. Its annual Series of events includes the San Jose 408K Race to the Row (March), Silicon Valley Half (April), Across the Bay 12K & 415K (July) and The East Bay 510K (September). For more information, visit RepresentRunning.com.
ABOUT SILICON VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Silicon Valley Education Foundation is a nonprofit resource and advocate for students and educators. SVEF drive scholastic achievement in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by combining resources and partnerships to provide innovative academic programs. SVEF is a catalyst for policy solutions in public education. For more information, visit svef.com.
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