Marathon of the Treasure Coast Hits its Stride
with Fourth Annual Event
Stuart, FL --In just four short years the Treasure Coast Marathon has gone from being an enthusiastic dream to a reality with more than 1,500 runners expected this year. The marathon will be held on Sunday, March 5 beginning and ending in Memorial Park in downtown Stuart. Activities begin on Friday, March 3, 2017.
The marathon attracted 600 runners in its first year and by 2016 had over 1,100 runners from 30 states and six countries. An exciting addition for 2017 is the addition of the Marriott Hutchinson Island resort as the host hotel and the site of the marathon exposition, making this event even more appealing as a destination race. The 26.2-mile course is a spectacular route through charming downtown Stuart, beautiful residential neighborhoods, with wide vistas over the water and an ocean coastal route on Hutchinson Island. It’s the perfect escape from winter weather while competing in one of the best sports around.
There is plenty to do and see while on the Treasure Coast and its core staff of volunteers, headed by Race Director Jeanne Brower, have been busy planning and working for the past year to insure that runners and spectators will have a great time. A multitude of running, walking and fundraising events will be held during the weekend including a full and
on Sunday: in the morning at Memorial Park and later from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Terra Fermata. Tickets are available at http://holdmyticket.com/event.264603.
Sponsors of the Marathon of the Treasure Coast are local and national in scope. Their financial and in-kind support are essential to the success of this fun, healthy, community-inclusive event.
The signature sponsor is Elements Massage, a new business owned by Matt and Elizabeth Ragland and located next to LA Fitness in Jensen Beach. Executive sponsors are: Oceanside Physical Therapy, Inc. and SunTrust. Platinum sponsors are: Ackerman; BBT; Teleperformance; Peter W. Weiler, CFP; and Wallace Volkswagen. Gold sponsors are: GEICO of the Treasure Coast; Mark Brechbill, CPA; Martin Health System; and Moe's Southwest Grill. The silver sponsor is Garden of Life.
Runners enjoy a scenic route through downtown Stuart, along the river, over bridges and on Hutchinson Island.