Arizona Distance Classic

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Oro Valley, Arizona

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January 2014

Splendido’s Beth Ernst To Serve As Honorary Race Director Of 10th Anniversary Edition of Arizona Distance Classic

Beth Ernst

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (January 27, 2014) — Beth Ernst, Life Enrichment Manager for Splendido, will serve as Honorary Race Director for the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Arizona Distance Classic presented by Northwest Medical Center.

Ernst provides fitness consultation, wellness education programs and classes for residents of Splendido, an all-inclusive community for adults age 55 and better.

“We are proud to recognize Beth Ernst as the Honorary Race Director of the 2014 Arizona Distance Classic,” Race Director David Babner said. “Beth has dedicated her entire professional life to promoting the active and healthy lifestyle, just like we do through the Arizona Distance Classic.”

A field of more than 2,500 runners and walkers will celebrate the active and healthy lifestyle by taking part in the Arizona Distance Classic on March 23, 2014 in Oro Valley. Events include the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, Splendido 5K and the Splendido Super Mile, an all-ages walk.

“Exercise is just one secret to living well,” said Honorary Race Director, and Life Enrichment Manager for Splendido, Beth Ernst, “Whether they’re doing the Super Mile or the Half Marathon, we look forward to welcoming participants of all ages to this exciting community event.”

“The Arizona Distance Classic has grown into a spring celebration of fitness in Oro Valley and we look forward to the hosting the biggest and best event yet in 2014,” Race Director David Babner said. “We thank the Town of Oro Valley and the area’s running and walking communities for being such tremendous supporters of the Arizona Distance Classic for the past decade.”

Ernst has more than 16 years of fitness and wellness experience. She previously worked for Missouri Bone and Joint in St. Louis; Northwest Medical Center in Tucson and Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa in Sedona, Ariz.

About Splendido

Splendido is a joint venture of Mather LifeWays, a non-denominational, not-for-profit organization headquartered in Evanston, Ill., that creates Ways to Age Well(SM) for older adults, and the Plaza Companies, an Arizona-based leader in senior living communities and health care facilities. Splendido offers all-inclusive living for adults 55 years and better through the 10,000-square-foot Saluté Spa & Fitness Center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 24-hour concierge service, multiple restaurants and lounges, an 18-hole putting course and cinema. To learn more about Splendido, call 878-2612 or visit


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