American Running Icon Meb Keflezighi Joins Inaugural Silicon Valley Half as Founding Investor
April 14-15, 2018 running festival in downtown San Jose to support the Silicon Valley Education Foundation
SAN JOSE, Calif. – (February 8, 2018) – Four-time Olympian, silver medalist, New York City Marathon and Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi joins California-based event producers Represent Running as a founding investor of the Silicon Valley Half (SV Half). The inaugural event is set for April 14-15 in the Capital of Silicon Valley and supports the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF).
As a founding investor Meb will play an integral role in introducing the global running community to Silicon Valley, the world’s hub for innovation, also ranked regularly as one of the healthiest regions in the country. In addition to being an ambassador and advisor, he will make race week appearances and provide motivation for all the participants in their lead up to the fast and flat Silicon Valley race.
“Throughout my running career the sport and the fans provided me with decades of joy and support. Partnering with the Silicon Valley Half is a great opportunity to invest back into the running community with a group who share my values and standards,” Meb commented on his motivation for partnering with Silicon Valley’s signature running event.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Meb to our Silicon Valley Half organizing team. Meb brings experience, knowledge and international recognition as one of running’s biggest stars. Together we’re building Silicon Valley’s signature sporting event that reflects the region’s global stature," stated Represent Running Founder, J.T. Service.
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. The Silicon Valley Half Marathon is part of the annual San Francisco Bay Area Represent Running Series.
Register now and find more information at: www.svhalfmarathon.com
For more information on participating, partnering or sponsoring the event, visit: www.representrunning.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 4th), Silicon Valley Half, 10K & 5K (April 14-15th), Across the Bay 12K & 415K (June 10th) and The East Bay 510K (Fall 2018). 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, go to: svef.com
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