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Active.com's 'Winter Runderland' Site Offers Easy Way To Stay Active During The Holidays

LA JOLLA, Calif. - December 8, 2003 - The holiday season is here and Active.com is once again offering its "Winter Runderland" Web page. Winter Runderland (www.active.com/winter_runderland) offers race information and online registration for more than 200 holiday runs and winter activities. The Web page provides a quick and easy online resource for friends and families trying to stay active during the holidays by participating in seasonal walks, runs, and even snowshoe races.

"Whether you're traveling or staying home during the holidays, our Winter Runderland Web page provides one point of access for holiday events around the country," said Dave Alberga, chief executive officer of The Active Network, parent company of Active.com. "The Web page offers one of the most comprehensive sources for winter activities friends and families can do together for a good cause."

At www.active.com/winter_runderland, participants can choose from more than 60 Jingle Bell Runs, Life Time Fitness Reindeer Runs in multiple states, and a variety of other holiday events from the Santa Claus Shuffle and Snowflake Sprint to the Egg Nog Jog. Many events raise money for causes or charities, including organizations such as The Arthritis Foundation and Toys for Tots, and also offer online donation at the time of registration.

Here's a sample of upcoming Winter Runderland events:

  • 16th Jingle Jog 5K/Jr. 2K/Elf Run (Atlanta, Georgia) December 13, 2003
  • Christmas Rush Fun Run/Walk (Kent, Washington) December 13, 2003
  • Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series (Beaver Creek, Colorado) December 13, 2003; January 10, 2004; February 21, 2004; March 13, 2004

  • Life Time Fitness Reindeer Runs (5k runs or walks in multiple states): Columbus, Ohio December 13, 2003; Troy, Michigan December 13, 2003; Indianapolis, Indiana December 13, 2003; Tempe, Arizona December 14, 2003; Warrenville, Illinois December 14, 2003

Active.com's Winter Runderland page also promotes Resolution Runs, or New Year's Day events, to help people stick with health and fitness resolutions for the coming year. The company hosts several seasonal Web pages throughout the year, including its annual Turkey Trot Web page which promotes over 175 Thanksgiving-themed events taking place throughout November. Active.com works with more than 85 Turkey Trots on Thanksgiving Day, making this the highest number of single-theme events occurring on a single day, according to the company.

In addition, Active.com works with more than 100 winter sports organizations, offering online membership and race registration for 500 of the country's largest winter events. Major clients include Eastern Freestyle Skiing (www.eastfree.org), American Cross-Country Skiers (www.xskiworld.com), the United States Skiing Association (www.ussa.org ), and the United States of America Snowboarding Association (www.usasa.org).

To search and register online for winter events and activities, visit www.active.com/winter_runderland/. For more information about Active.com, part of The Active Network, visit www.active.com or www.theactivenetwork.com.

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