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Durham Women’s Half Marathon & 8K Set For Sunday, March 17, 2019

Durham Women’s Half Marathon & 8K Set for Sunday, March 17, 2019

Registration Opens on August 8, 2018 with Entry Slots Starting at $1.00!

DURHAM, NC – (August 1, 2018) – On Sunday, March 17, 2019 Durham, NC will play host to the newest community event for female runners with the inaugural Durham Women’s Half Marathon and 8K presented by The Durham Sports Commission and Premier Event Management (PEM). This unique format, offered to women only, will turn the streets of Durham into a show of force as the fitness movement continues to expand because of their involvement! The event will feature two competitions for all ability levels of running or walking in either the Half Marathon or 8K Road Race. This one-day event will showcase a $1,000.00 prize purse for the top female finishers in the Durham Women’s Half Marathon.

Race registration will open on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) featuring special unique discounted early entry slots beginning at just $1.00 for both the Half Marathon and 8K. Entry slots open at $1.00 each and move up from there in $5.00 increments through the entire process. As selected slots are sold out at each price the registration system will move to the next offered price in the system. This provides athletes with the opportunity to register at some crazy price breaks never before seen in the running industry. Premier Event Management (PEM) will discount over $30,000.00 worth of entries to kick off this inaugural event!

“Durham, NC is one of the best fitness markets in the nation and it shows based on the impressive events that currently take place in that region of the Carolina’s! We’re happy to give something back to enhance this community of female runners,” stated PEM President and CEO, Bill Burke. “It is our intention to showcase the active female spirit in each participant that drives them to achieve great things through running for their own personal goals and our partners. Join us for what promises to be the newest and coolest event in the Carolina’s on St. Patrick’s Day.”

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About Premier Event Management

Premier Event Management (PEM) is America’s preeminent organizer and race director for multi-sport and endurance racing events from coast to coast. Established in 1993, PEM owns and manages more than 30 of the most widely recognized triathlon, running, cycling and endurance events in the world, including the New York City Triathlon, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, The Escape Triathlon Series, IRONMAN® 70.3® New Orleans, as well as the National Women’s Running Series with events in Washington, DC, Naperville, IL, Wilmington, DE, Alpharetta, GA, Boise, ID, Vineyard, UT, Durham, NC and Napa, CA. In addition to the production of wholly owned events, New Orleans-based PEM also provides all services required for new or established events, from consulting services to complete turnkey productions. For more information visit

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