Entries for the RetailMeNot Austin Marathon Relay Sub2 Challenge Are Still Available

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Race organizers to pay prize to first team to complete Relay in two hours.

The RetailMeNot Austin Marathon Relay to benefit Junior Achievement opened the adidas Sub2 Challenge earlier this year and registration is still open. The adidas Sub2 Challenge is taking place as part of the Relay on Sept. 23, 2012, challenging teams to complete the Relay in less than two hours to be eligible to win $100,000. Registration for the adidas Sub2 Challenge and general race registration is open on the RetailMeNot Austin Marathon Relay registration site.

Participants of the adidas Sub2 Challenge follow the same course as the Relay with a common exchange point at Auditorium Shores, and legs run in the following order: 12K, 10K, 10K, 5K and 5K. In the event two Challenge teams post identical times, the team that registered first for the race wins the $100,000.

Junior Achievement of Central Texas, a non-profit organization, holds the RetailMeNot Austin Marathon Relay, the non-profit’s largest fundraiser, each year to raise awareness and funds for its local youth financial literacy program. All proceeds from the 2012 RetailMeNot Austin Marathon Relay benefit Junior Achievement of Central Texas, providing educational resources to teach students about personal finance and economics of businesses through local business and community volunteers who partner with classroom educators.

adidas is also sponsoring the adidas High School Challenge (HSC) for the second year in a row, inviting 26 high school teams to sign up for the Relay using “adidashsc” in the promo code box to receive complimentary race entries, racing singlets, technical training t-shirts and footwear provided by adidas.

“adidas is a great advocate for this race, and we are excited again to partner with them on the adidas Sub2 Challenge and High School Challenge,” said Dave Swincher, race director and president of Junior Achievement of Central Texas. “We can’t wait to see some of the fastest runners in the world run with our high school students and our relay teams made up of every day runners. The relay really brings the running community together; it is going to be an amazing day for everyone.”

This year, Junior Achievement is encouraging each relay team to raise $500, the cost of providing JA into one classroom. If you’re interested in donating to Junior Achievement, visit jacentex.org/donate.

For additional information on this event and to register for the adidas Sub2 Challenge, visit AustinMarathonRelay.com, and be sure to follow @TXMarathonRelay on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook.

About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free enterprise. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement offers in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12. JA programs focus on seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy and career development. For more information, visit http://www.ja.org. To donate, visit jacentex.org/donate.

About adidas
adidas is a global designer, developer and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the leading sports brand in the world. Brand adidas is part of the adidas Group, a corporation that includes brands such as Reebok, TaylorMade and Rockport. For more information visit adidas.com and Facebook.com/adidasRunning.

About RetailMeNot.com
RetailMeNot.com (http://www.retailmenot.com) is the leading consumer destination for collaborative online coupon, deal and promotional code hunting and sharing and is the headline sponsor for the Austin Marathon Relay. Our mission is to help consumers save money and enjoy a hassle-free discount shopping experience. Since November 2006, our users have shared hundreds of thousands of deals and offers from retailers from across the globe. Online coupons are rated and ranked by users, ensuring that quality deals rise to the top and expired coupons drop down the list. RetailMeNot.com is operated by WhaleShark Media, Inc., the world's leading marketplace for online coupons and deals.

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