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Guest Blog: BP showcases Gulf seafood and Olympic sponsorship at annual half-marathon in Coastal Alabama

Press Release Courtesy of the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission

BP showcases Gulf seafood and Olympic sponsorship at annual half-marathon in Coastal Alabama

GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, AL – Shed those extra pounds from Thanksgiving dinner by participating in the Kaiser Coastal Half-Marathon, 5k and 1 mile run on Saturday, November 26.

The half-marathon, organized by the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission and Team-Magic, attracts hundreds of avid competitors from across the Southeast and Midwest each year.

U.S. Olympic Bronze Medalist Deena Kastor and U.S. Olympic Bronze Medalist Johnny Gray will headline the fourth annual event. BP is a proud supporter of Team USA and serves as a corporate sponsor of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

“As a sponsor of the London 2012 Olympic Games, we have been presented with an opportunity to bring world-class athletes to Coastal Alabama to share their amazing stories,” said Ayana McIntosh-Lee, BP General Manager of External Relations. “These athletes serve as an important reminder to the community about the incredible things individuals can achieve when they strive for greatness.”

The post-race party will showcase an array of Gulf seafood, provided by BP. The seafood brunch menu includes, crab & corn chowder, shrimp and grits, and mini oyster po-boys.

The public is invited to hear these prestigious athletes speak on Friday, November 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf. There is no cost for attending the speaking engagement.

About the Race
Showcasing a unique course, with a mixture of backcountry paved trails and roads navigating through the Gulf State Park and along the area’s sugar-white beachfront, this event features a distance for every member of the family. Also, the half-marathon was recently designated as the 2011 Alabama RRCA Half-Marathon State Championship and boasts a scenic USATF certified course.

To read the full article, please visit the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sport’s Commission website here.

Visit the Team Magic website to register for the race.

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