Sunday, March 2, 2014
7:00 a.m. - Marathon Start
Top finishers expected between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Course closes at 1:00 p.m.
Start: In Calistoga on the Silverado Trail near Rosedale Road
Finish: Vintage High School in Napa
â€¢ Started in 1979, the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon (NVM) is one of the most firmly established and popular marathons in the U.S. Its relatively fast and beautiful course through the world-renowned Napa Valley wine growing region has remained exactly the same since its inaugural running.
â€¢ Every Napa Valley Marathon participant assists important local causes. All proceeds from the Napa Valley Marathon (a non-profit organization) are donated to local charities and schools in the Napa Valley region. In addition, an independent economic impact analysis commissioned by the marathon in 2012 estimated that the local economic impact of NVM is approximately $3 million annually in direct spending.
â€¢ For the second time Forbes Magazine calls NVM one of the "Top 10 Marathons Worth Traveling For."
â€¢ American Express' Departures magazine diclares NVM as #7 in their "ten travel-worthy races that make for truly memorable journeys on the run."
â€¢ Runner's World names NVM as one of 10 races that "will ensure your first 26.2 is specialâ€”and worth repeating."
â€¢ The 2014 edition of NVM has, once again, been selected by the Road Runners Club of America as its National Marathon Championship.
PARTICIPANT PROFILE STORIES
Contact us for interesting profile stories about race participants from your local area. In addition, go to our online Press Room for more.
The following will take place at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa (Napa, Calif.) / Host Hotel and Race Headquarters:
â€¢ NAPA VALLEY MARATHON SPORTS AND FITNESS EXPO
Friday, February 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Click here for more about the Sports and Fitness Expo.
â€¢ NAPA VALLEY MARATHON COLLEGE
Saturday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.
Featured Presentation (12:00 p.m.)
"Celebrating Northern California Marathons"
Joe Henderson, running author, editor, and coach, moderates this unique presentation by a half-dozen race directors and former race directors of some of Northern Californiaâ€™s most famous marathons.
Click here for more about the Marathon College.
The Sports and Fitness Expo and the Marathon College are free for the general public.