Manchester City Marathon Seeks Blogger

Manchester, NH – July 23, 2008 - The Manchester Marathon Association is proud to announce that FairPoint Communications will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2008 Manchester City Marathon and Half Marathon. FairPoint Communications is a leading provider of a full range of communications services to residential and business customers including: local and long distance voice, data, Internet, television and broadband. FairPoint is the 8th largest incumbent wireline company in the United States employing approximately 4,000 people, many of whom are located in northern New England. FairPoint Communications will partner with the Manchester Marathon Association to promote health and fitness within our community.


New for 2008! - The Manchester Marathon Association is seeking an individual planning to participate in the 2008 Manchester City Marathon to share their experience training and preparing for the November race in a weekly blog which will be posted on the official website of the Manchester City Marathon ( The ideal candidate will be a first-time marathon runner who has taken on the challenge of a marathon to support a cause, whether charitable or personal. If you are a first-time marathon runner participating in the 2008 Manchester City Marathon and would like to share your training tips, tools, highs and lows to help motivate and entertain other runners in training and also be treated to some special VIP treatment please tell us why. The Manchester Marathon Association will be accepting entries from interested participants explaining what has motivated them to tackle their first marathon. Entries should be 500 words or less and submitted to the Manchester Marathon Association no later than Friday, August 15th. Submissions may be sent to Manchester Marathon Blogger Search, PO Box 993, Manchester, NH 03105.


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