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Maggie Valley Moonlight Race - Saturday, August 19, 2006
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Maggie Valley Moonlight Race

8K/5K Run & Walk, Heath, Fitness & Outdoor Expo

Set for August 19, 2006

New Venue, New Course And New Professional Race Management

Maggie Valley, NC and St. Pete Beach, FL (May 19, 2006) Motion Sports Management (MSM) and the Maggie Valley Area Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Maggie Valley Moonlight Race and Health, Fitness & Outdoor Expo, August 18th and 19th, 2006.  The Maggie Valley Moonlight Race is expected to draw health and fitness enthusiasts from the Western North Carolina region and around the Southeast.  During past years, the Moonlight Race has attracted upwards of 3,000 runners. Past winners have included former Olympians Craig Virgin, Joan Nesbitt, Rod Dixon and Margaret Gross. 

“The race will be supported by an extensive media campaign including a new website and four color print campaign with distribution throughout the South. The Valley is beautiful in August and we should have ideal weather for the runners.,” said Lynn Collins, Executive Director of the Maggie Valley Area Visitors Bureau.  “We have a new certified course and new race venue at the Festival Grounds. Participants will be treated to a first class experience including a huge post race celebration that will be open to the whole community.”

The Maggie Valley Moonlight Race is made possible through an alliance of MSM, the Town of Maggie Valley and the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority.  The event is owned by the Maggie Valley Area Visitors Bureau, and is developed with the purpose of raising awareness of Maggie Valley as a family vacation destination and to support the worthy local charities.  “We are thrilled to have an opportunity to work with another great destination event in addition to the St. Pete Beach Classic and Bay to Bay.,” said Wendy Johnson, President of MSM.  “In addition, we want to be associated with the build up to the 30th running of the Moonlight Race in 2008. Our goal is to raise sponsorship revenue to support another large price purse event geared toward supporting US Athletes to compete on the world stage.” 

The Moonlight Race includes fun activities for the entire family.  The weekend event gets underway with the Health, Fitness & Outdoor Expo on Friday, August 18th from Noon to 6:00PM and Saturday from Noon until 10PM at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.  Both days will feature various health, nutrition and outdoor vendors and products. Free health screenings will be available as well.

On Saturday Evening, August 19th, the race schedule will include a competitive 8K, 5K Run and Walk, a one mile Fun Run and Kids Dash. The post race party begins immediately following the first race and is free to all participants. Extra wristbands are $5 for adults; $3 for children ages 5-16, free to children 4 & under. You must have a wristband on to enter the post race party hosted Michelob Ultra, featuring great door prizes and live entertainment.  Fantastic giveaways including: restaurant gift certificates; travel prizes; mountain weekends and much more.

Motion Sports Management is based in St. Pete Beach, FL with a goal of helping athletes meet their goals. MSM has two primary focuses; management services for road races and triathlons and coaching services for triathletes. Each member of the MSM team brings unique skills and experience whether it is as an athlete, coach or race director. This collective knowledge provides a strong foundation and forms the basis of our state of the art approach to serving our customers and their unique needs.  For more information about MSM, visit  

For more information go to or call (800) 624-4431.


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