2014 Palm Beach Marathon and Fun Fest Names Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa as Title Sponsor

Set to take place Dec. 7, event to debut new course and schedule for more than 3,600 participants

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--()--Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE:LTM) and the Palm Beach Marathon and Run Fest announced that Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, located on the beach in Manalapan, Fla., is the title sponsor of the 11th annual Palm Beach Marathon and Run Fest. Produced by Life Time, the event is set for Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 and includes the marathon, a half marathon, 5K and relay, along with a health and fitness expo.

The Eau Palm Beach Marathon and Run Fest, also announced a new course and an updated schedule of events.

“Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a new-fashioned luxury resort and the Palm Beach Marathon is not your run-of-the-mill race,” said Michael King, managing director of Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. "Much like Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, the Marathon delivers a world-class experience from start to finish. We are proud to be the title sponsor of this event and we believe the Palm Beach Marathon is an event our guests, and all future guests, will really enjoy.”

"Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa welcomes visitors from all over the world to enjoy everything that West Palm Beach has to offer," said Race Director Javier Sanchez. "Last year, we saw nearly 3,600 participants from 41 states and 26 countries and out-of-state participation grew by more than 30 percent. We recognize that Palm Beach Marathon and Run Fest is a destination event that friends and family look forward to travelling to. Working with Eau, we believe there is a tremendous opportunity to bring even more tourists, and racers, to Palm Beach County.”

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa will have special travel packages for out of town runners participating in the Eau Palm Beach Marathon. The resort will offer a $199 per night rate that is more than 50% off regular rates as well as packages that include hydration stations, a carb-loading pre-race dinner, transportation to and from the race and post-race massages.

Schedule of Events
The annual Waterfront 5K, previously held on Friday night as part of the Run Fest, will now take place simultaneously with the Marathon on Sunday morning, beginning at 6:30 a.m. The dedicated course will conclude at the Marathon finish line, allowing runners of the shorter distance to enjoy the Marathon finishing experience. The Half Marathon and the Marathon Relay will continue to be part of the feature race on Sunday morning as well.

  • Marathon- Sunday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 a.m.
  • Half Marathon- Sunday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 a.m.
  • 5K- Sunday, Dec. 7 at 6:45 a.m.

Course
New for 2014, subtle changes have been made to the Eau Palm Beach Marathon & Run Fest course designed to improve the experience for participants including a reduction in the number of turns for runners, particularly on the northern and southern parts of the course. In addition, the start and finish line will move a block south to the front of the Meyer Amphitheater.

For detailed course information and course maps, visit http://www.usroadsports.com/Signature/PalmBeach.

Expo
The site of the annual Expo, which showcases health, sport and fitness products and services, is being moved to the Meyer Amphitheatre at 104 Datura Street in West Palm Beach. Runners will pick up their race packets at the Expo.

Expo hours:

  • Friday, Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Registration and additional information
Registration for the Eau Palm Beach Marathon & Run Fest will be available through race week. Runners can register online or find additional information at runpalmbeaches.com. More information about Life Time Athletic Events is available at EventsByLifeTime.com, on Twitter @lifetimefitness and the Life Time Athletic Events Facebook page.

The Eau Palm Beach Marathon and Run Fest will work in tandem with Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa and its other partners to expand the profile of the event locally, nationally and internationally. It will follow the successful formula that has made the Miami Marathon, also produced by Life Time, a destination race each January for runners from all 50 states and more than 105 countries. That race has grown from 3,400 runners in 2003 to its present capped total of 25,000 and generates an economic impact of more than $50 million.

About Eau Palm Beach
Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa injects fun, passion and style into the world of Five Diamond beach resorts. It is a purveyor of a new-fashioned luxury: one that is smart, sophisticated, and witty. The resort creates unforgettable custom adventures that stand-out from the traditional. Part intimate ocean retreat, part social hub, Eau Palm Beach is a breezy, blissful outpost where relaxed elegance, thoughtful service, and artfully-unexpected spoils combine to create a wonderland of joy.

Situated on a secluded private beach on seven acres of the Atlantic coast, Eau Palm Beach welcomes guests with breathtaking ocean views and lush tropical gardens. The AAA Five-Diamond resort offers spacious accommodations with private balconies, suites with personalized service, the award-winning 42,000 square foot Eau Spa, three Har-tru tennis courts, two pools, and outstanding child and teen clubs and programs. With over 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa accommodates groups from 10 to 1,000 and offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor venues for private events. Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa has four restaurants and is just minutes from the lively Palm Beach nightlife and shopping. For more information, please visit www.eaupalmbeach.com, contact your travel professional or call 1.800.EAU.0170 or 561-533-6000.

About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of October 8, 2014, the Company operated 112 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.

Contacts

Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Gary Ferman, 954-558-5203
garyferman@bellsouth.net
or
Lauren Hartung, 952-229-7776
lhartung@lifetimefitness.com

Release Summary

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is the title sponsor of the 11th annual Palm Beach Marathon and Run Fest. They also announced a new course and an updated schedule of events.

Contacts

Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Gary Ferman, 954-558-5203
garyferman@bellsouth.net
or
Lauren Hartung, 952-229-7776
lhartung@lifetimefitness.com