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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Contact: Sue Huggett, Marketing and Engagement Manager, 269-344-0795


2019 2nd Annual MARINARAthon, Outdoor Pasta Dinner Downtown Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo, MI – Celebrate Spring and Kalamazoo’s Marathon weekend at the 2nd Annual MARINARAthon, Downtown Kalamazoo! All are invited to carb-load before the big race, enjoying a traditional pasta dinner outdoors, Friday, May 3, 2019, 5:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

This unique event offers a family-style, outdoor dining experience under the lights in DeVisser Alley, located next to Gazelle Sports. Mangia Kitchen & Bar will prepare a traditional authentic style pasta dinner for you, friends and family to enjoy. Dinner will include a generous amount of pasta, marinara sauce, meatballs, bread, and a non-alcoholic beverage, served at a long family-style dining table; gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available upon request.
Beer and wine will be available to purchase.

Gazelle Sports will be hosting a Family Fun Zone of activities for the entire family, including a sign-making station to encourage one of the many runners participating in one of the Kalamazoo Marathon races!

Tickets are just $10 per person and can be purchase on line at Eventbrite.com or at the Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership, 162 E. Michigan Ave., 8a.m. to 5p.m. or at Mangia Kitchen & Bar, 209 S. Kalamazoo Mall, 5p.m. to 9p.m.

Thank you to our sponsors, Gazelle Sports, Mangia Mangia, and Imperial Beverage.

Parking recommended in the Kalamazoo Parking Ramp, located on Portage Street or in the Epic Parking Ramp, located on South and Lovell Streets.

About Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership

Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is a private, non-profit organization that works with both the public and private sectors in preserving and enhancing the economic health of Kalamazoo’s downtown area and, in turn, the Kalamazoo community. In conjunction with its affiliate organizations, it manages a full range of activities that include capital improvement projects, business development and recruitment programs, image marketing and event planning in order to establish Downtown Kalamazoo as an accessible, diverse, green, progressive and vibrant urban center. For more information, visit downtownkalamazoo.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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