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For Immediate Release

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SEABROOK LUCKY TRAIL MARATHON READY


TO GREET RUNNERS TO ITS 13TH ANNUAL RACE
SEABROOK, TX (March 11, 2016) Final preparations are underway to welcome
over 1,500 runners from 111 Texas cities and towns, 19 states, the District of Columbia and
three countries to the 13th annual Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon, Half Marathon,
Relays and 5Ks, to be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 through Sunday, March 20, 2016.
Its a great honor to have an event where we can welcome so many runners to the
City of Seabrook and showcase not only the areas hospitality but the citys trail system
too, said race director Robby Sabban. We appreciate the citys support, as well as that of
the runners, to produce a few quality races while helping people in need.
Affectionately known as the Luckiest Marathon in Texas, the Seabrook Lucky Trail
Marathon is seventh longest-running marathon in Texas, a distinction it shares with the
Miracle Match Marathon in Waco.
Registrations for the event, which features a Friday evening trail 5K, a Saturday
morning road 5K, Saturday half marathon and a marathon and half marathon on Sunday
and with relays on both days, continue to be accepted online through Monday, March 14,
2016 -- at www.seabrookmarathon.org.
Seabrooks Rex Meador Park is the site of all three days events, which begin at 6:30
p.m. on Friday and 7:15 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
Sponsored by the City of Seabrook, Running Alliance Sport, the not-for-profit,
501(c)(3) producer of the Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon, continued for the second straight
year its 50 States Marathon Challenge, where it gives away a free entry to one Sunday
marathon registrant from each state.
New for 2016 is a Friday evening 5K that will be completely on the City of Seabrook
trail system the same which is used by half marathoners and marathoners on Saturday
and Sunday, respectively, while Saturdays 5K takes to the streets.
Both 3.1-mile races benefit the Footsteps For The Fallens scholarship program for
the children of Texas First Responders and cross the same finish lines as both the half
marathoners and marathoners

Remaining proceeds annually benefit The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc., whose
mission is to offer support, provide safety and prevent domestic and sexual violence.
Running Alliance Sport donated $35,000 to The Bridge, as its also known, as a result
of last years Lucky Trail Marathon and nearly $100,000 from its five races, which includes
the popular Texas Bridge Series, in 2015.
For the tenth consecutive year, runners can take the Pelican or Trail Challenge and
run the half marathon on Saturday followed by either the half marathon or marathon on
Sunday.
Just fewer than 200 athletes are currently registered to run one of the two
Challenges and earn a third medal for their efforts. A year ago, 46 runners completed the
Trail Challenge while an additional 105 finished the Pelican Challenge.
Last years mens marathon winner Daniel Bucci, 33, returns to defend his title in
addition to all half marathon champions from a year ago.
Friendswoods Stephen Wolff, 30, and Houstons Steve Maliszewski, 43, captured
Saturday and Sundays crowns, respectively, while fellow Houstonian Victoria Webster,
31, became the third athlete of either gender to win both days half marathons.
Scheduled to return for the first time in eight years is two-time champion Suzy
Seeley, 56, of Houston. Seeley won the second and third annual Seabrook Lucky Trail
Marathon in 3:37:05 (2005) and 3:36:57 (2006) still two of the races top 20 times.
Ten runners will be feted as they finish their races on Saturday and Sunday to
double the number of existing inductees in the Seabrook Lucky Trail Leprechaun Hall of
Fame.
Initiated in 2013 as a way to recognize the races most loyal runners since its start in
2004, any runner who has or is set to complete 262 miles 40 loops of the trails in
individual events or has finished the marathon or marathon in 10 or more years earns
automatic induction.
Beth Brooks, Kaleigh Medlow and Layne Williams all area junior high students
studying with the Bay Area Arts Conservatory will start Friday, Saturday and Sundays
races, respectively, with the singing of the National Anthem.
Besides being supported by volunteers from The Bridge, runners will also receive
on- and off-course support and encouragement from the Bay Area Running Club, Valero,
Bay Area Arts Conservatory, Frost Bank and Camp Gladiator.
For more information about the 13th annual Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon, Half
Marathon and Relays, please visit www.seabrookmarathon.org.

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