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RAID SERIES WINNERS TO CONVERGE AT URBAN RAID NYC TO COMPETE FOR 2014 URBAN RAID CHAMPIONSHIP
RACE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH IN NEW YORK CITY
New York, NY– RAID Events LLC, owners of the RAID Series of Obstacle Races, announced today that Urban RAID New York City will be filmed for a dedicated television program that will air nationally on both Universal Sports Network and Outside Television. Urban RAID NYC will be the first ever obstacle race to be held on Governors Island in Upper New York Bay and the event will determine the winner of the 2014 Urban RAID Championships.
The program, which will be filmed by Emmy Award winning production firm 360 Media Ventures, will feature the challenges and stories of athletes on the road to the Urban RAID Championship, as well as event coverage from the culminating event.
The show will air on Universal Sports Network, with bonus content available at www.UniversalSports.com, as well as Outside Television in late Fall 2014.
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND URBAN RAID NEW YORK CITY
Urban RAID NYC will take place on the recently renovated, historic northern tip of the 172 acre Governors Island, which will be opened to the public for the first time in 2014. The course will consist of over a dozen professionally engineered obstacles interspersed throughout a 5K course, designed to test the total fitness of participants while offering spectacular views of New York City.
Urban RAID NYC will also be the decider of the 2014 Urban RAID Championships. Athletes will accrue points at each 2014 Urban RAID event throughout the season: Portland, ME, Boston, MA, Albany, NY, and New York City, NY. At the conclusion of Urban RAID NYC, the Male and Female competitors earning the most points through the series will be crowned Champions. All athletes must compete at Urban RAID NYC to be eligible for the Urban RAID Championship. Registration for all RAID Series events is currently open at www.raidevents.com. Urban RAID NYC and the RAID Series are produced by 360 Media Ventures.
About 360 Media Ventures
360 Media Ventures specializes in animating client brands through innovative event and media properties and related marketing ventures. 360 Media Ventures services are structured into three operating units;
Venture Properties – 360 Media Ventures invests in and develops select event and media properties.
Consulting & Management – 360 Events provides brands and partners with industry leading expertise in emerging sports event creation, and executes a wide range of global events and content marketing projects.
Productions – 360 Productions offers clients comprehensive video production services and produces television shows, feature films, commercials and social media content.
For more information please visit www.360mediaventures.com
About The Trust for Governors Island
The Trust for Governors Island is the not-for-profit corporation created by the City of New York that is responsible for the redevelopment and operation of 150 acres of Governors Island. The Trust’s mission is to transform Governors Island into a vibrant resource for New York City, making this island at the center of New York Harbor a destination with extraordinary public open space, as well as educational, not-for-profit and commercial facilities.
For more information, visit www.govisland.com.
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