UltraMarathon Man Karanazes Returns to Oakland Marathon

UltraMarathon Man Karanazes Returns to Oakland Marathon

Oakland, CA (March 8, 2017)—Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today ultramarathoner and best-selling author Dean Karnazes will return to compete in the Oakland Marathon on April 2nd. The world renowned runner, and Kentfield native, was impressed the last time he trekked through 26.2 miles of Oakland’s diverse neighborhoods in 2014.

Karnazes1 (002)Karnazes said, “Having raced and competed across the globe, there’s a certain charm and mystique with the Oakland Running Festival. The spirit and camaraderie along the course is what makes this event so special.”

Among his many accomplishments, Karnazes has run 50 marathons, in all 50 states, in 50 consecutive days, finishing with the NYC Marathon. He’s also run across Death Valley in 120 degree temperatures, and he’s run a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees.

“Having Dean in our field is an honor and speaks volumes to the reputation this event has earned over the course of the previous seven years,” said Lee Corrigan, president of CSE and executive race director of the Oakland Running Festival. “The civic pride demonstrated by Oakland’s residents leaves a lasting impression on our participants, and we’ve witnessed a high return rate year after year.”

According to a 2015 study by RESI, an economic research and consulting firm located at Towson University, the 2015 Oakland Running Festival’s annual economic impact surpassed $12 million. More than $2 million has been raised for local charities since the event’s inception in 2010.

For more information, visit oaklandmarathon.com.


Dave Gell, CSE
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