American Running Icon Meb Keflezighi Joins Inaugural Silicon Valley Half as Founding Investor


meb-9-small.jpgMeb Keflezighi, photo courtesy of Soul Focus Sports

Soul Focus Sports puts on more than mere races. They put on experiences. From their management of the HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals to their race series, Represent Running Series, this company gets it. As Meb Keflezighi, 2004 Olympic silver medalist, 2009 NYC Marathon champion, 2014 Boston Marathon champion, moves into another stage of his life, the Jack Nicklaus of running has invested into the Silicon Valley Half Marathon.

If Meb Keflezighi is taking his cache and focus to become involved, consider running this inaugural event!

April 14-15, 2018 running festival in downtown San Jose to support the Silicon Valley Education Foundation

SAN JOSE, Calif. - (February 8, 2018) - Four-time Olympian, silver medalist, New York City Marathon and Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighijoins California-based event producers Represent Running as a founding investor of the Silicon Valley Half (SV Half). The inaugural event is set for April 14-15 in the Capital of Silicon Valley and supports the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF).

As a founding investor Meb will play an integral role in introducing the global running community to Silicon Valley, the world's hub for innovation, also ranked regularly as one of the healthiest regions in the country. In addition to being an ambassador and advisor, he will make race week appearances and provide motivation for all the participants in their lead up to the fast and flat Silicon Valley race.

"Throughout my running career the sport and the fans provided me with decades of joy and support. Partnering with the Silicon Valley Half is a great opportunity to invest back into the running community with a group who share my values and standards," Meb commented on his motivation for partnering with Silicon Valley's signature running event.

"We're thrilled to welcome Meb to our Silicon Valley Half organizing team. Meb brings experience, knowledge and international recognition as one of running's biggest stars. Together we're building Silicon Valley's signature sporting event that reflects the region's global stature," stated Represent Running Founder, J.T. Service.

The weekend long running festival will feature a Half Marathon, 10K and 5K as well as a post-race party celebrating Silicon Valley artists, music, food trucks, craft beer and wine. Half finishers will also receive sweet finisher's swag including a medal, quarter zip tech shirt and a first of its kind Runner's Bag. The Silicon Valley Half Marathon is part of the annual San Francisco Bay Area Represent Running Series.

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