The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Women’s Running magazine laud St. Petersburg city officials’ recent announcement granting the two organizations permission to produce an all women’s half marathon the weekend of November 21-22, 2009.  The event, Women’s Running St. Pete Half Marathon to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will draw women from across the country. It will be St. Petersburg’s first women only half marathon. Participants can train to run or walk the half marathon through LLS’s Team In Training (TNT), the world’s first, largest and best charity sports training program. With TNT, participants join a group of supportive teammates and get four to five months of training with certified coaches, and in return, they raise funds to support blood cancer research and patient services.  “We’re excited to partner with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training,” said Dawna Stone, president and founder of Women’s Running magazine. “Together I believe we can grow the St. Pete Women’s Half Marathon into the premier women’s half marathon.”

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