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NJ BMW Dealer to Provide Pace Car for New Jersey Marathon


EATONTOWN, N.J. – Circle BMW, one of the region’s leading BMW dealerships, today announced that they are the official automobile sponsor of the New Jersey Marathon Festival set to take place in Long Branch, N.J. on Sunday, May 1, 2011.Circle BMW will pace the race with a brand new BMW 3 series convertible.

Hosted by the US Road Sports and Entertainment Group, the 15th Annual New Jersey Marathon Festival is a three day event, starting on Friday, April 29, 2011 and ending with the marathon on May 1st, that includes an exposition, family fun races, marathon, half marathon and team relay.

US Road Sports Founding Partner Peter Handy said, “US Road Sports is delighted to add the New Jersey Marathon into our growing family of races. With more than 12,000 runners expected for this year, the 15th anniversary of this great event is going to be exciting and eventful.” US Road Sports and Entertainment Group co-Founder and CEO, Greg Laird added, “The course is not only scenic, but it is also very flat and fast, running through some of the most scenic areas in the entire country. We’re very excited to bring our proven, high level of event production and management to a great venue such as the Jersey Shore.”

In March 2011, US Road Sports and Entertainment Group acquired the New Jersey Marathon and Running Festival from previous owners BDO Management. US Road Sports currently owns and operates the following events: ING Miami Marathon, Publix Georgia Marathon, Chicago Half Marathon, 13.1 Marathon® Series, First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon and Relay, Escape to Miami and Run Miami.

Circle BMW President, Tom DeFelice, said, “An event of this magnitude positively impacts the local economy in Eastern Monmouth County and promotes the Jersey Shore. For the past 30 years, Circle BMW has contributed to the economic growth and development of Monmouth County both as an employer and supporter of charitable organizations and events such as the NJ Marathon Festival.”

A U.S.A. Track & Field-certified course, the NJ Marathon begins and ends on the Long Branch oceanfront promenade, just north of Pier Village and the Ocean Place Resort & Spa. The course turns inland just past the one mile mark and tours through the Jersey Shore towns of Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Deal, Allenhurst, Loch Arbor, Asbury Park and Ocean Grove. Runners will travel through a variety of scenic neighborhoods and business districts.

Prior to the races, NJ Marathon participants are invited to pick up their bib, timing chip, goody bag and t-shirt at the 2011 NJ Marathon Festival Health & Fitness Expo at Monmouth Park, 175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, NJ 07757. The comprehensive two-day running related expo is free and open to the public. Vendors and event sponsors will be on-hand selling and displaying race-related items. Circle BMW will display the official pace car and other BMW models at the Expo. Expo Hours are 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29th and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30th.

The weekend of events benefits numerous local causes including The Ladacin Network, Autism Family Times and Kick Cancer Overboard (KCO). Runners (and walkers) are encouraged to raise funds for charitable organizations while participating in one of the NJ Marathon events.

For additional information, a complete list of charities or to register for the NJ Marathon, visit

About US Road Sports
US Road Sports & Entertainment Group is a health and wellness company dedicated to the production of world-class endurance events. The mission of US Road Sports is to offer an unparalleled participant sports experience that showcases host communities and endures as a deeply valued local asset through events that are a part of the city’s culture, identity and brand. For each participant, U.S. Road Sports strives to offer events that allow participants of all skill levels the opportunity to improve their physical and mental health and accomplish life-altering goals while having fun. US Road Sports provides sponsors and municipalities highly effective exposure to help maximize their presence and message in the community. For more information, visit

About Circle BMW
Circle BMW, owned and operated by Tom DeFelice since 1981, is dedicated to excellence in all phases of the BMW ownership experience: sales, service, parts, accessories, lifestyle products and long-term customer support. Serving customers in Central New Jersey, Circle BMW is one of the tri-state area’s leading luxury automotive dealerships. In addition to new vehicles, Circle BMW offers Certified Pre-Owned vehicles that meet demanding standards for resale. Our award-winning Service Department is among the top in the nation and is proud to employ the largest staff of BMW Master Technicians in New Jersey. Circle BMW is one of the largest BMW authorized stocking dealers of original equipment parts and accessories in the region. Learn more at and connect with us on, and


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