Early Registration Deadline for 2009 Magnificent Mile is August 23

Raleigh, North Carolina (PressExposure) August 18, 2009 -- Participants Can Save as much as 25 Percent on Fees

The early registration deadline for the 2009 Magnificent Mile (www.magmilerace.com) is August 23. Participants who register on or before August 23, can save as much as 25 percent on registration fees for the September 13, 2009 event. Registration options and fee structures are available at [http://www.magmilerace.com/feesdeadlines.php]. The early registration deadline does not affect participants under the age of 15 years old. Their registration fee will remain $10 through race day.

The fourth annual Magnificent Mile is a fundraising event that includes one-mile runs and walks, as well as other family friendly activities. Proceeds benefit the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation.

"We want to give participants the chance to save money as thanks for their continued support," says Sarah Roberts-Witt, organizer and inspiration behind The Magnificent Mile. "The strong turnout from the community has been one of the key elements in making The Magnificent Mile so successful."

In its first three years, nearly 1,500 participants have helped raise more than $100,000 for research into upper motor neuron diseases. The 2009 event is expected to have more than 750 participants and has a fundraising goal of $50,000.

The Magnificent Mile serves as the USATF North Carolina State one-mile championship and is the first of the eight-race Second Empire Grand Prix Series. Additionally, organizers seek to encourage sustainable and environmentally conscious activities. The Magnificent Mile is part of Endurance Magazine's Race Without a Trace initiative.

About The Magnificent Mile

Sarah Roberts-Witt, co-founder and inspiration behind the Magnificent Mile, was an avid runner and marathoner until developing primary lateral sclerosis in 2004. She is now confined to a wheelchair and is unable to speak, but the disease hasn't stopped her. Since her diagnosis, she has dedicated her time to trying to find a cure-one step at a time. This race combines her love of running with her desire to find a cure for motor neuron disease. The Magnificent Mile races have raised more than $100,000 to fund research grants awarded by the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation to help find a cure for motor neuron disease. Visit [http://www.magmilerace.com]

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