Date: April 21, 2011
Event Contact: Andy Downin (541)345-2230
Eugene OR -
At this year’s fifth annual Eugene Marathon on May 1 runners will, once again, be seeing the 13 foot high mile markers with Gorillas on them. For the fifth year in a row Eugene-based Gorilla Capital is providing the mile markers that chart competitors’ progress along the 26.2 mile course. In all there will be 28 mile markers (26 in the marathon and 2 separate for the half marathon) adorned with the familiar Gorilla icon scattered throughout the 5K, half-marathon, marathon and kids’ marathon routes.
“The 2010 feather flag mile markers were one of the coolest additions to last year’s race,” says Eugene Marathon representative Andy Downin. “They never could have happened without Gorilla Capital and their staff. They have been with us since day 1 and every day over the five year history of the Eugene Marathon.”
A former collegiate distance runner with a 2:23 marathon PR, Gorilla Capital CEO John Helmick knows a thing or two about being in it for the long haul. His company buys, remodels and sells homes, prides itself on being methodical, efficient and tireless in its pursuit of high-value properties that appeal to the general public.
Known as one of the prettiest and fastest marathons in the country, the Eugene Marathon course winds its way through six different parks, borders the scenic Willamette River, skirts the Owens Rose Garden and runs past Skinners Butte, to finish on the track at historic Hayward Field.
About Gorilla Capital
Gorilla Capital is one of the nation’s leading purchasers of distressed bank-owned real estate. Operating in multiple states, currently Oregon, Washington, Florida, Arizona and Idaho – the company is based in Eugene, Ore. Gorilla Capital provides competitively priced homes to the public by offering carefully selected homes that have been fully remodeled and priced to sell. All homes come with a third-party, one-year warranty.
Gorilla Capital tracks, reviews, and assesses over 120,000 distressed properties annually in order to find and acquire exceptional properties to offer homebuyers. Gorilla Capital provides options for buyers seeking affordable, quality, move-in-ready homes.
For more information, visit www.GorillaCapital.com, or phone (541) 344-7867.
For more information on the Eugene Marathon, go to www.eugenemarathon.com.