More Than $15,000 of Prize Money For Marathon Relay Teams

More than $15,000 of Prize Money, which includes Prize Money for the Fastest Teams in the Marathon Relay.

NEW YORK,  NY – The Armory Foundation announced that prize money will be awarded to the fastest men’s, women’s and mixed gender teams as part of the inaugural Armory NYC Indoor Marathon to be held from April 8-10, which is expected to attract thousands of participants and spectators.

Each of the overall fastest men’s, women’s and mixed gender team to complete 26.2 miles at the historic Armory will win $1,000. Relay team size may vary from two people to eight people.  Registration is now open at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/armory-2016-new-york-city-indoor-marathon-team-relay-registration-21564674522

The cash awards to the fastest relay teams complement the previously announced prize money for the individual competitors.  Each of the men’s and women’s first three finishers will win $1,000, $500, and $250, respectively.

Each winner will receive a $5,000 bonus if they break the world indoor records, which are 2:27:21 for men, and 2:53:53 for women.  Registration for the individual race is now open at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-armory-nyc-indoor-marathon-world-record-challenge-registration-21587987251?aff=es2

Money raised by the relay race will benefit the non-profit Armory Foundation http://www.armory.nyc/. The Armory Foundation is dedicated to serving youth by promoting fitness and education through a broad range of athletic, educational and community programs.

For further information contact Jonathan Schindel at jbs@armorytrack.com or Jack Pfeifer at jpfeifer@armorytrack.com.

 About The Armory Foundation  

The Armory is a New York City non-profit institution, with the mission of “Keeping Kids on Track.” Each season the Armory — the proud home of the NYRR Millrose Games — hosts more than 100 track & field meets and welcomes more than 125,000 athlete visits. Besides its many youth sports and educational programs, The Armory runs the Armory Track Invitational, EmblemHealth Hispanic Games, the New Balance Games, and the New Balance Nationals Indoors.  The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame.

The Armory Foundation provides High School and Middle School College Prep Programs to hundreds of underserved New York City school students.  In 2015 over 91% of Armory College Prep seniors were accepted into four-year colleges and were awarded $2.2 million of financial aid.  For more: Please visit ArmoryTrack.com.

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