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TODAY Will Serve as the Media Partner for the 12th Annual Race on April 19 in Central Park


NEW YORK, N.Y., (February 20, 2015) – MORE, FITNESS and SHAPE magazines announced today that Natalie Morales, TODAY show News Anchor and Third-Hour Co-Host, and Erica Hill, Weekend 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


To watch Natalie and Erica kick off the partnership on TODAY, please visit


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About MORE Magazine

Launched in September 1998, critically acclaimed MORE is the only lifestyle publication that celebrates women of style and substance. MORE is the smart, stylish guide for women of influence, sharing the latest on beauty, fashion, health, career, finance, home, travel and culture. MORE serves a community of affluent, professional women interested in reinventing themselves and their world. MORE is published 10 times a year by Meredith Corporation [NYSE: MDP], with a rate base of 750,000 and readership of 1.5 million. MORE won the 2014 Clarion Award for Best Overall External Magazine, was named 2006 Magazine of the Year by Advertising Age and also landed on the publication’s “A List” of Top 10 magazines in 2007, 2005 and 2003. Also, Adweek named MORE to its 2006 “Hot List,” Capell’s Circulation Report honored More as one of the Top 10 Newsstand Performers in 2006, while Media named MORE the “Best Women’s Lifestyle Magazine” of 2004. Visit us online: | Facebook: | Twitter: @moremag | Pinterest: | Instagram:


About FITNESS Magazine

Launched in 1992, FITNESS fuels women with strategies, motivation, and ideas for living healthy, active lives. Whether the aim is to lose weight, get strong, or eat more nutritiously, FITNESS gives its readers the tools to achieve their goals. Through its vibrant pages, tablet enhancements, and online tools, the brand delivers fun and effective workouts, easy and delicious food, and the latest health and beauty information with one result in mind: Bring success to every body. FITNESS is published 10 times a year by Meredith Corporation [NYSE: MDP], with a rate base of 1.5 million and an audience of 9.1 million readers. is a destination that inspires more than 4.5 million unique visitors per month to live healthier every day. Visit us online at: | Facebook: | Twitter: @fitnessmagazine | Instagram:


About SHAPE Magazine

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 connects with women throughout their daily lives, and gives her the tools to look as good as being healthy and fit make her feel. SHAPE is published 10 times a year by Meredith Corporation [NYSE: MDP] with a rate base of 2.5 million and an audience of 11.8 million, and reaches her across all platforms, including 7.9 million readers on, award-winning consumer events, and innovative brand extensions. Visit us online at: | Facebook: | Twitter: @Shape_Magazine | Instagram:


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



NBC’s TODAY is the news program that informs, entertains, inspires and sets the agenda each morning for Americans. Airing live from 7 am to 11 am ET, TODAY reaches more than 5 million people every day through its broadcast, and millions more through, the TODAY app, and social media platforms. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Tamron Hall, Carson Daly, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are the anchors and hosts, and Don Nash is the executive producer.

Friday, February 20, 2015