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Divas Return to Missouri for Running Event

13 Aug, 2015


Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series is excited to announce its return to the “Show Me State.” The Divas’ third annual race in the Midwest will take place on Sunday, May 15th, 2016, and finish in front of the famous Branson Landing Fountains.  

“It is so great to come back to beautiful Branson,” exclaims Robert Pozo, Executive Race Director. “Seeing this event going onto its third year is really a great testament to the Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the city and its departments. Their great partnership and support has been a driving force in making each event a success, as well as making it extremely promising for the 2016 event.”

"We look forward to the return of the Divas to Branson," said Terra Alphonso, Director of Sports Marketing and Development, Branson/Lakes Area CVB. "The third year of this event will be very exciting as we welcome even more men and women involved in the race, as well as all of the activities surrounding it." 

Last year’s event featured approximately 1,500 registered runners. This year, the Divas staff anticipates another great showing, if not greater. 

“This year’s event encompassed a beautiful course which included some of the most picturesque areas of Branson,” says Pozo. “The start and finish by Branson Landing was only surpassed by the fountains and water show in the background. I truly believe that as much as Branson is known for being the music city it is quickly becoming an incredible sporting location as well.”

The weekend kicks off with an all-day Health & Fitness Boutique on Saturday, May 14, 2016, which offers a unique shopping experience for female runners. The fun continues on Sunday morning at Branson Landing, where participants will gather and prepare for either the 5K at 8:15 AM or half marathon at 7:45 AM.

“Diva stations” will be placed throughout the courses with DJs providing music and entertainment for runners. Divas will receive women’s fit tech shirts, tutus, and boas and tiaras just before they cross the finish line. Bubbly will also be served in order to celebrate the occasion, and the city’s hunks will crown each finisher with a “blinged-out” tiara medal.

For more information, please visit www.runlikeadiva.com.

About The Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series: The Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series is a group of female-inspired events throughout the United States consisting of a two day Health & Fitness Boutique, a 5K road race and a half marathon event. Each of the Divas® Half Marathon & 5K events also consists of other activities geared toward women including a boa & tiara station, “bubbly” toast at the finish and fun entertainment on the course. Now in its fifth year, the race series has received the highly coveted SportsTravel Award for Best Amateur Series or Circuit in 2012 and 2013. Event locations throughout the US include Galveston, TX, North Myrtle Beach, SC, Branson, MO, San Francisco Bay, CA, Peachtree City, GA, DC’s Wine Country, VA, Long Island, NY, San Juan, PR, St. Augustine Beach, FL and Temecula, CA.  For more information visit: www.runlikadiva.com.

About Continental Event and Sports Management Group, LLC: Continental Event and Sports Management Group, LLC is a company formed to produce world-class running events. Robert and Gaby Pozo, founders and managers of Continental, have over 17 years of experience in the race production industry providing unparalleled events to participants and their host communities.  Robert, one of the founders of the ING Miami Marathon, also held the position of Race Director since its inception in 2003 until 2007. He has also served as Executive Race Director of the ING Georgia Marathon, the Chicago Half Marathon and the 13.1 Marathon Series.  Prior to joining Continental, Gaby served as the COO of US Road Sports and along with Robert, founded the ING Miami Marathon and served as its Race Director from 2008-2009.  In that capacity, she managed their overall national operations and oversaw all events nationwide including the ING Miami Marathon, Publix Georgia Marathon and Chicago Half Marathon.  With national events comprising of the Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series and Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, Continental Event & Sports Management Group, LLC is one of the premiere sports management companies in the United States.

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