NEW YORK, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com), the leading media and marketing company with national brands serving more than 110 million American women including nearly 75 percent of U.S. Millennial women, today announced that Amy Robach, News Anchor of ABC News' "Good Morning America" will host and participate in the 2017 SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon, one of the largest women's-only half-marathons in the country. The race will be held by Meredith's SHAPE magazine in conjunction with New York Road Runners (NYRR)—the world's premier community running organization whose mission is to help and inspire people through running.
"I am so excited to be participating in the SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon this year," Robach said. "This race has a great history, and it is an honor to be a part of such an important event that unites, empowers and inspires women from all over the world."
The race will take place on Sunday, April 30, drawing thousands of female runners and walkers from around the world to New York's Central Park.
"We're thrilled to have Amy join us for the 14th annual SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon," says Elizabeth Goodman Artis, Editor-in-Chief of SHAPE. "Her passion and advocacy for women's health makes her the ideal host for this race, and we know that her positive energy will inspire our runners."
In addition to delivering opening remarks to kick off the race, Robach will participate in the half-marathon and split the 13.1-mile course with Sara Haines, Co-Host of "The View" and ABC Correspondent.
"GMA" serves as the Media Partner of the SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon.
Race Product Sponsors include AdvoCare, Motrin, Cabot Creamery Cooperative and Natalie's Juice. CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that empowers women and girls around the globe, serves as the Charity Partner; Bloomingdale's serves as the Retail Partner; and AVON39, PowerBar and True Citrus serve as Gift Bag Sponsors.
On race day, supporters and spectators are invited to cheer on the runners along the course in Central Park, and visit the Race Day Festival at Naumburg Bandshell to enjoy live music, free samples, giveaways, fun activities and more. There will also be an awards ceremony following the race to celebrate the runners and Women Run the World™ honorees.
For pre-race events, inspiration, expert training tips, race updates and more, join the conversation on social media using 2016's trending hashtag #WomenRunTheWorld, and by following:
SHAPE Half on Facebook: facebook.com/shapehalf
SHAPE Half on Twitter: @ShapeHalf
SHAPE Half on Instagram: @ShapeHalf
To register for the 2017 SHAPE Women's Half Marathon, visit: http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2017/shape-womens-half-marathon.
For race details and additional information, please visit: http://shapehalf.com/.
Launched in 1981, SHAPE helps women achieve the best versions of themselves while understanding that healthy living is more than an endgame—it's a source of personal joy and lasting reward. SHAPE magazine is published 10 times a year with a rate base of 2.5 million and an audience of more than 14 million, reaching women across all platforms, including the 10.4 million users on Shape.com and Fitnessmagazine.com, and through award-winning consumer events and innovative brand extensions.
ABOUT NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS (NYRR)
Founded in 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world's premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. NYRR's commitment to New York City's five boroughs features races, community events, youth running initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR's premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features 50,000 runners, from the world's top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit nyrr.org.
ABOUT "GOOD MORNING AMERICA"
"Good Morning America" is a two-hour, live program anchored by Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan and Lara Spencer. Amy Robach is the news anchor, and Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist. The morning news program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (7:00-9:00 a.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
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SOURCE Meredith Corporation