Tuesday, March 20, 2012

World First Marathon Twitterthon!

Global Marathon Twitterthon
Runs Rings Around The Globe

Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon is one of 26 marathons across the globe joining forces to support each other on Twitter with a 26 day Twitterthon.

Created by Milano City Marathon, the world’s first-ever Marathon Twitterthon launches on March 19th. On day one, Milano City Marathon will tweet a Message Of Hope to Solar Eclipse Marathon. Over 26 days, each of the 26 participating marathons will tweet a message in their own language to the next until the final message is sent back to Milano City Marathon on April 13th.

Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon will receive its Message Of Hope from VidActiva Quito Half Marathon and will pass its own Message Of Hope on to Easter Island Marathon.

The night before the Milano City Marathon, organizers will paint all 26 messages onto sky lanterns which will be released across the city.

Participating marathons include the Great Wall Of China Marathon, Jamaica’s Reggae Marathon, the Polar Circle Marathon and the Windermere Marathon in the Lake District.

The Messages of Hope can be viewed at https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23MCM2012 and a Marathon Message of Hope will be tweeted every hour throughout the 26 days.

Commenting on the Twitterthon, Amica Seattle Marathon, John Kokes (president)  said:

“We wanted to be involved in this special activity which celebrates the spirit of marathons worldwide. By sending Messages of Hope around the world, we are recognizing the origins of the marathon and encouraging different nations to think of themselves as a global family”.

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