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MEDIA ADVISORY: Sugarloaf Marathon results, footage, and photos available for download, May 17, 2009

****SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009 at 4:45pm****

Complete results, high resolution photos, and TV quality footage of the scenic Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k will be available for download by 4:45pm, following the conclusion of the races on Sunday, May 17. 

Complete results will be available in PDF format, and will include athlete names, times, bib numbers, and hometowns. Results will be available at the following link: http://www.sugarloaf.com/Corporate/Media/Press_Releases.html

B-Roll footage will be available in .mov format, and will include:

  • Marathon group start
  • Men’s and Women’s winners crossing finish line
  • Racers running the course along Rte. 27
  • Awards presentation 
  • Scenic shots

Photos will be available in .jpg format, high resolution (300 dpi)

Photos and video will both be available for download at the following link: http://www.sugarloaf.com/Corporate/Media/Video_BRoll.html

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – Now entering its 27th year, the Sugarloaf Marathon is Maine's oldest continuously run marathon and one of the 15 fastest marathons in the nation, taking competitors through the Western Maine Mountains on a course that ends with a 16-mile descent, which makes it appealing to runners aiming to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

With its scenic location and history of producing some of the fastest marathon times in the nation, the Sugarloaf Marathon has long been a favorite for long distance runners throughout the country. This year runners will have even more incentive to head to the mountains of Maine, when Sugarloaf teams up with the Mount Desert Island Marathon as the first leg in the new Summit to Sea Marathon Series on May 17, 2009.

The Marathon Series will conclude on October 18 at the Mount Desert Island Marathon, at which time a male and female champion will be crowned. The runner with the fastest combined times for both marathons will be named the series champion.

Net proceeds from the races will benefit the Sugarloaf Regional Charitable Trust, which supports community food pantries, educational programs, and cultural activities in the greater Sugarloaf area.

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About the Sugarloaf Resort – Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is recognized as one of the top winter and golf resorts in the world and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing and riding in the East and one of Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Sugarloaf is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.