New event is the fruition of Race Day Events partnerships with Real Racine, Racine Toyota and Racine Honda.
Race Day Events is proud to announce the Real Racine Half Marathon and 5K presented by Racine Toyota & Racine Honda. The event is set to take place Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Racine, WI. Saturday’s 5K and Sunday’s half marathon are accompanied with post-race parties, as well as an event expo at Racine’s Festival Hall.
“It’s exciting to return to Racine, WI with Race Day Events and work with the great people in this community,” Ryan Richards, Real Racine Half Marathon and 5K Race Director said. Richards was the longtime Race Director for Ironman 70.3 Racine and is excited to bring an event back to the area. “That event had such tremendous support, I’m happy to be helping produce what will be another great event in Racine and Racine County.”
The accessibility of Racine to major metropolitan areas such as Chicago and Milwaukee is a major plus for runners near the area. “Racine sits within 300 miles of six major metro areas, which is something we hope will motivate runners to participate in the half marathon or 5K” said Race Day Events Sponsorship Director, CJ Werley. “Our aim is for the weekend of events to benefit the whole community.”
“It is such a great feeling knowing a race is returning to Racine County,” Cari Greving, Events Director with Real Racine said. “Our community’s avid local runners and the visiting athletes, along with the best lakefront views in Wisconsin, will be a wonderful showcase for our city. I am thrilled that Racine Toyota, Racine Honda, and Race Day Events approached Real Racine for a partnership like this. Between our organizations, we will provide both the runners and our community a successful, and most importantly, fun event!”
“Racine Toyota and Racine Honda are excited to be a partner with Real Racine for this event that will surely show off our beautiful lakefront city,” Amy Fulford, Marketing Director for Home Run Auto Group said. “We love being a part of this family-oriented, fun and health-focused event. We look forward to cheering on all the runners and participants!”
Real Racine Half Marathon – www.racinehalfmarathon.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/racinehalfmarathon
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About Race Day Events
Race Day Events is an event production company located in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 2006, Race Day Events owns over twenty running and multisport events throughout the state and provides a host of production services to over 300 events throughout the nation. Race Day Events is the exclusive production company for Madison Festivals, Inc.’s Run Madtown, Taste of Madison, and Madison Marathon.
Racine is a prime location in southeastern Wisconsin, located approximately 30 miles south of Milwaukee and 60 miles north of Chicago. Interstate 94 conveniently links the county with Milwaukee, Madison, and Minneapolis to the west, and Chicago and Detroit to the east.
Racine County is a mix of what’s best about Wisconsin and the Midwest. Racine County is home to approximately 195,000 people in two cities, nine villages and seven towns.
About Racine Toyota and Racine Honda
Racine Toyota and Racine Honda and are your premier retailer of new and used Toyota and Honda vehicles. Locally owned and operated offering exceptional customer service that builds lifelong relationships.
Ryan Richards, VP of Business Development
Race Day Events LLC