Monday, February 23, 2015

NBC's TODAY Show Hosts More, Fitness, Shape Magazine Women's Half Marathon

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NY, NY  NATALIE MORALES AND ERICA HILL OF NBC’S TODAY SHOW TO HOST 2015 MORE/FITNESS/SHAPE WOMEN’S HALF-MARATHON on Sunday April 19th Starting at 8:00 am! Be sure to tune in for full race coverage.

Not only will Natalie and Erica be hosting the half-marathon, they will be running in it. XTreme XTraining has received confirmation as invited and credentialed press for this monumental women's fitness event. My plan? To film sections of the race course and half-marathoners as an embedded journalist. I'm now in training to keep up with the other runners and I've got the road shoes to prove it!

My Hoka One One Bondi4's

More Magazine
I actually appeared in More Magazine for "The Gift I Gave Myself" and the CBS News segment  "Reaching for More" where I discussed the joys and challenges of learning a new athletic skill which at the time was Ice Skating.  More is VERY proactive in empowering women to strive and achieve so they are the perfect partner for this half-marathon event. If you want to sign up for this 13.1 mile women's-only race through Central Park, do so quickly. In my past experience with this event, the 10,000 cap fills up quickly. Details and links are below.

Here's the Official Press Release:

NEW YORK, N.Y., (February 20, 2015) – MOREFITNESS and SHAPE magazines announced today that Natalie MoralesTODAY show News Anchor and Third-Hour Co-Host, and Erica HillWeekend TODAY Co-Host, will host the 2015 MORE/FITNESS/SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon, and kick off one of the largest women’s-only half-marathons in the country. This year’s race will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in New York City’s Central Park, and 10,000 runners from around the world are expected to participate.

MORE, FITNESS and SHAPE magazines are co-hosting the event in conjunction with New York Road Runners (NYRR) and expect to welcome thousands of race participants and spectators to Central Park, including Natalie and Erica, who plan to run the 13.1-mile race.

NBC’s TODAY will also serve as the Media Partner. Healthfull® by Arnold/Brownberry/Oroweat®, Hoka One One, MorningStar Farms and Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co. are Product Sponsors. CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that empowers women and girls around the world, is the Charity Partner. The MORE/FITNESS/SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon has also teamed up with Athletes for a Fit Planet to enhance our efforts to produce an environmentally responsible event by taking their Pledge of Sustainability.

“We’re so excited to have TODAY as the Media Partner for our 12th annual race,” says Lesley Jane Seymour, Editor-in-Chief of MORE. “Natalie and Erica are the perfect hosts, and, as runners as well, they will only add to the girl power of this fun and inspirational event.”

The race is open to women runners and walkers of all ages. Registration is accepted online at To enhance the race-day experience, the size of the event will be capped at 10,000 runners, so participants are encouraged to register early.

For more information about the race, please visit
(UPDATE: This race is nearing its 10K capacity! The entry fee is under $100.00 so sign up quickly!)  

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