HYUNDAI MOTOR MANUFACTURING ALABAMA SPONSORS FIRST ANNUAL HYUNDAI HALF MARATHON

 
On Monday, August 10, 2009, Vice President and General Counsel Rick Neal joined Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange in downtown Montgomery to formally announce the partnership between the city and HMMA to hold the First Annual Hyundai Half Marathon. The Hyundai Half Marathon will take place on October 3, 2009 in Montgomery, winding through 13.1 miles of historic downtown Montgomery.

This is an inaugural event for the city and Hyundai. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange expects between 1,000 and 1,500 participants to the Capital City. The event also includes a 5K race and a 1-mile fun run.

The half marathon’s activities will get underway on the evening of October 2 with a packet pick-up party, where race participants will enjoy pasta dinners, live bands and roam among the many entertainment venues downtown. An optional riverboat cruise on the Harriott II will depart from the riverfront for a leisurely ride on the Alabama River.

Hyundai will have vehicles on display during the packet pick-up party and at the start finish line for the races. The Montgomery-built Sonata and Santa Fe will be guiding race participants through the streets of Montgomery, Capitol Heights, Alabama State University, Huntingdon College and Old Cloverdale.

A post-race party will be held at the riverfront with BBQ and entertainment for everyone.

For more information about the event: http://www.montgomeryhalf.com/.

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Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange (center) is joined by Rick Neal, HMMA vice president and general counsel (left) and Steve Jones, director, Montgomery emergency management agency, to announce Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama as the lead sponsor of the Hyundai Half Marathon.

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