For additional information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, executive director
Kaylen Fletcher, public relations manager
Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952

Park to Park Half Marathon & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk for Team Erin

LAKE CHARLES, La. (January 23, 2013)-Come out to the Park to Park Half Marathon and One Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 301 Center Circle Ave., in Sulphur. The half marathon kicks off at 7:30 a.m., and the one mile begins at 8 a.m.

This year, runners are helping Erin Davidson, a cancer survivor, raise money for her medical bills and traveling fees.

The event began when a local group of runners were training for a half marathon, when Jimbo, a husband of a runner, was diagnosed with cancer. The women decided to run for Jimbo which would in turn raise money to help the family with medical bills and traveling fees. The event was supported by other local runners and became an annual event.

Last year donations were made to the Sulphur High School Cross Country team for volunteering as mile timers. The team will be a beneficiary of the Half Marathon again this year.

Runners participating in the Half Marathon are traveling from 12 parishes in Louisiana and other states including Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina.

Participants can support this event by running, walking, donating to Team Erin or cheering along the route. For more information or to participate, please contact AunJelle Burton at 337-842-5879 or