Georgia Regents University is new title sponsor for Augusta half marathon and 10k

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 10:43 AM
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Georgia Regents University is the new title sponsor of Augusta’s half marathon and 10K.

University officials have signed a three-year agreement with the Augusta Sports Council to become the title sponsor of the council’s annual half marathon and 10K, which will be renamed Georgia Regents University Augusta Half Marathon and 10K. The race is scheduled for Feb. 24.

The race starts and finishes at Enterprise Mill and includes tours through the city’s downtown area and Summerville neighborhood. More than 1,500 runners are expected to participate.

Registration for the event is now open. For more information, or to register, visit www.augustahalf.org.

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just an opinion 01/09/13 - 11:51 am
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Oh, this will make it all better.

When is their term up, so we can change the name back?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/09/13 - 12:07 pm
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Horrid

I'm sorry, but naming an athletic event Georgia Regents University Augusta Half Marathon and 10K is just too wordy and too clunky.

They ought to shorten the name — how about the Grooo-Ah Race ?

Thethirdjq
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Thethirdjq 01/09/13 - 12:41 pm
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I bet they lose some

I bet they lose some attendance due to the new sponsor. Would like to know if they hit the estimated 1,500 participants.

RunningMan
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RunningMan 01/09/13 - 01:13 pm
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Most participants will not

Most participants will not have a problem with this, given that the title of the event will not affect the execution of it. Participants are simply looking to enjoy competing and gain the benefits of exercising. The GRU name should/will be a thing of the past. It’s time to move on because there are more important things to be concerned about other than the name of the university. I know many that have already signed up, to include myself. Now, let’s go have some fun.

Itsallnew11
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Itsallnew11 01/09/13 - 02:37 pm
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Theme of Race

Get Your GRU'v ON!

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