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MORE Magazine and New York Road Runners to Host First Ever


 MORE Magazine Teams Up with, Equinox Fitness Clubs, Step Up Women's Network
                            For the MORE Marathon

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- MORE magazine announced today that it is teaming up with New York Road Runners to host the first annual MORE Marathon, the first marathon for women over 40. The announcement was made today by Susan Crandell, Editor-in-Chief of MORE, a Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) publication.

"It's a real statement about the power of women. At the first New York City Marathon, not a single woman finished the race. Now, all the entrants will be women," says Crandell.

The MORE Marathon will be held on March 21, 2004 in New York City's Central Park and will be open to women 40 years and older. The full 26.2 miles can be run by individual runners or as a team of two, with each woman running 13.1miles. (Under 40's can run with someone who is 40+ as part of the two-person team.)

To ensure that all participants are in the best possible shape, Equinox Fitness Clubs and New York Road Runners have set up training sessions for racers. Equinox will host special MORE Marathon training classes in select gyms in and around NYC and New York Road Runners will sponsor several clinics at the NYRR Headquarters at 9 East 89th Street. Classes will run throughout January, February and March and are open to anyone who signs up for the MORE Marathon. Additionally, Equinox will be hosting promotional days, during which everyone is encouraged to come and get information on the MORE Marathon. The first day is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19th from 4:00 - 7:00 at the Equinox Training Club at Broadway and 92nd Street. Race registration will begin on December 17th.

"We are so excited to be launching this groundbreaking event that celebrates the strength and accomplishment of women over 40," says Crandell. "Our partners are the best-of-the-best and our trainees are in for a life-changing experience!"

MORE magazine is also proud to announce that Step Up Women's Network will be the Marathon charity. Step Up Women's Network is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls. Additionally, MORE has also partnered with SkyTeam, the global airline alliance partnering of Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air, as well as Eckerd Drugs.

For more information about the MORE Marathon go to www.moremarathon.com or www.nycrr.org.

About MORE Magazine

Launched in September 1998, critically acclaimed MORE magazine is the only lifestyle publication dedicated to women over 40. Each issue covers beauty and fashion shown on models that are over 40. Designed to make today's 40+ women look and feel better than ever, MORE features successful women who are still turning heads and making news. MORE's articles on health, relationships, travel, and money are angled toward a seasoned, sophisticated audience. MORE is published ten times a year by Meredith Corporation (www.Meredith.com). Its circulation of 850,000 reaches a readership of 3.4 million.

About New York Road Runners

Founded in 1958 with a membership of 47, New York Road Runners (NYRR) is one of the world's foremost running organizations. NYRR is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of running and walking for health, recreation, and competition, and provides full professional services related to all aspects of racing, including course certification, computer scoring, and event promotion. The organization has a full-time staff of more than 60 employees, supplemented by a network of thousands of volunteers, serving 250,000 runners and walkers annually, including 40,000 members from every U.S. state and dozens of countries around the world.

About Equinox Fitness Clubs

At Equinox, results aren't measured in pounds and inches. A great fitness experience can restore and enhance your mind and body, leaving you feeling radiant, alive and ready to meet the demands of your day. And with innovative running-oriented programming like gait analysis consultations and sports massage packages, we'll help you achieve your personal goals whether you're training for the MORE marathon or just improving your level of fitness. Come in to one of our New York, Connecticut, Chicago or Los Angeles locations today to experience our unique mind and body approach to fitness.

About Step Up Women's Network

Step Up Women's Network is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls. Through hands-on community service, mentoring, and fundraising for women's health and critical issues, Step Up educates and activates its membership to ensure that women and girls have the tools they need to create a better future.

SOURCE  MORE magazine; New York Road Runners

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