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Roller Coaster Race
218 West Water Street, Suite 400
Charlottesville, VA   22902

Half marathon plus Roller Coaster Ride(SM)

Branson, MO – September 25, 2014 – Roller Coaster Race has partnered with Silver Dollar City and the city of Branson for a half marathon, 5K, kids mile and Roller Coaster Ride(SM) taking place at both the theme park and Branson Landing on October 11-12, 2014.

This exciting partnership aims to encourage fitness and entertainment for the whole family by holding professional, USATF-sanctioned running events for all skills and ages in conjunction with the completely unique roller coaster event, Roller Coaster Ride(SM).

Starting Saturday, Oct. 11th, the Roller Coaster Ride(SM) will be held for roller coaster enthusiasts and non-runners. During this exclusive experience, participants ride a total distance of 5K on roller coasters to win a medal. Coaster rides will be tracked throughout the day on Silver Dollar City’s six coasters during normal operating hours.

Also on Saturday, the family-oriented 5K run/walk starts at 7AM and is available for runners and walkers of all ages. The kids’ mile starts at 8AM for kids up to age 12. A pasta dinner party will take place in the park that evening at 6:30PM with Eric Johnson of UltraMax Sports Springfield as guest speaker.

On Sunday, Oct. 12th, the Roller Coaster Race half marathon will run through the streets of Branson, starting and finishing at bustling Branson Landing.

Participants can register for one, two or all events.

The Roller Coaster Race is fundraising for the following charities: the Ozark Mountain Family YMCA, The Caring People, and the SYTA Running for Youth program. In addition to being able to fundraise for those organizations, people can donate to the charities during event registration.

Adam Slate, Roller Coaster Race Director, says of the event, “Silver Dollar City is one of the friendliest and most unique theme parks in America, and the City of Branson has a vast range of activities from theaters to museums to ziplines to parks and hiking trails. Families are going to have trouble fitting everything into one weekend!”

“We have a variety of coasters for adventure-seeking participants, including the groundbreaking wood coaster Outlaw Run, named the Best New Ride of 2013 worldwide,” said Nick Guevel, Director of Marketing for Silver Dollar City. “Coaster riders can experience Outlaw Run plus the launch coaster PowderKeg, the looping steel coaster WildFire and more, all to benefit kids and families.”

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About Roller Coaster Race
Roller Coaster Race is a new national endurance running series partnering with theme and amusement parks across the country to create family destination travel events that encourage fitness and entertainment. The series will be holding three events in 2014 and adding several more in 2015.

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About Silver Dollar City
Silver Dollar City has more than 30 fun-filled rides that offer something exciting for each member of the family, from speeding steel coasters to wild water rides. Test your grit aboard great thrill rides such as Outlaw Run® – the World’s Most Daring Wood Coaster – Voted Best New Ride of 2013 worldwide! WildFire®, PowderKeg® and The GIANT Barn Swing will also excite the daredevils in your family! Plenty more pulse-quickening Branson attractions can be found within the park.

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About Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson is a personal trainer and current General Manager for Ultramax Sports. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH), has served as a board member for the Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners, and co-founded the Ozarks Multisport Club. He’s has competed in nearly every type of endurance race, from 5Ks to adventure races to ironman triathlons. Eric is also an International Foot and Gait Education Council Certified Shoe Fitter and Bike Fit Systems Level I Certified Bike Fitter.

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Adam Slate
Director, Roller Coaster Race
218 West Water Street, Suite 400
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
[email protected]
(434) 951-8572

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ASH GROVE, Mo. – On Sept. 27, area residents of all ages will be able to find out what’s great about the Ozarks outdoors.

People can get information on a variety of outdoor activities at the 20th annual Great Outdoors Day. This day-long event, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bois D’Arc Conservation Area northwest of Springfield near Ash Grove. It is the local celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, a federally designated day which is the fourth Saturday of each September.

The event will include shooting (rifle, trap and skeet) and archery demonstrations at MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoors Education Center, which is on the Bois D’Arc Conservation Area. Fishing programs, including two free public fishing sessions (8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.), will be at the Bois D’Arc Conservation Area’s urban fishing pond. Anglers who to take part in the free fishing sessions need to bring their own fishing equipment and bait. At the shooting range, all firearms will be provided by Dalton Range staff. No personal firearms will be allowed. There will also be chances to learn more about forestry programs, camping, fly-tying and hiking.

For more information about Great Outdoors Day, call MDC’s Southwest Regional Office in Springfield at 417-895-6880 or the Andy Dalton Range and Outdoors Education Center, 417-742-4361.

Information about this event and others at the Dalton Range can also be found at

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Contact: Rhonda Zippro, Publicist, Harris III, 510-367-5990, [email protected]

Master Illusionist Harris III To Perform At Private Event
In Branson September 23
Revealing The Power of Deception
New Book The Illusion of More & 2 DVD Set Behind the Illusion
Available In Stores Everywhere

(Nashville, TN – September 12, 2014) ~ World-renowned, award-winning, Master Illusionist Harris III (the Third) is scheduled to perform in Branson September 23 at a private event held at Branson Convention Center. With a masterful sleight of hand, Harris performs the most intriguing innovative illusions as he tricks audiences into believing what they see. But as we all know, things are not as they seem.

Deception is the message of Harris’s film Entangled and book The Illusion of More. Harris opens our eyes to the power of deception and exposes lies that we all universally face. Entangled: For Everything There Is A Key is a narrative film that chronicles the life of an Illusionist (Harris) as he prepares for the biggest illusion of his life and his search for truth. The film also has vignettes of Harris performing live on stage. Included in the 2 DVD set is Illusionism, where Harris teaches a crash course on the performance art of magic.

The Dove Foundation has given Entangled the Faith Friendly Seal of Approval for All Ages.

The Illusion of More: The Trick To Finding Faith In A World Of Deception reveals falsehoods and the dangers of self-deception. Harris’s message of truth is daring, revealing and will transform one’s true purpose. The Illusion of More is co-authored by Barton Green.

Distributed by Destiny Image Films and Publishers, Behind the Illusion 2 DVD set and The Illusion of More are available in stores everywhere and at

“It’s not always about revealing truth, but helping people challenge their assumptions, and ask deep questions about what life is really all about. The journey is as important as the discovery. I love when people discover truth that radically changes their lives, but as long as people leave our shows talking about not just what they saw, but what they heard and feel challenged to process, I am perfectly fulfilled.” ~ Harris III

What others say about Harris:

“Harris is great! I was watching so close, but I was blown away! Phenomenal job!”~ John Maxwell, Internationally Recognized Leadership Expert, Speaker, & Author

“It’s great to hear a young voice of reason in a world mesmerized by deception. Freedom comes from knowing the truth, and Harris dares you to look behind the curtain.” ~ Dave Ramsey, Radio Host/Best-Selling Author

“Our entire staff along with the entire audience of 11,000 people were in awe of his performance – we are still receiving great feedback. Harris is a true professional to work with, and I couldn’t recommend him higher!”~ Brad Lomenick, Director, Catalyst, A Conference for Next Generation Leaders

“Instead of falling for the illusion of more, read this book and let Harris encourage you to do more instead of have more…” ~ Bob Goff, author of the New York Times Bestselling book Love Does

“Harris III is a gifted storyteller who uses illusion to ultimately reveal the truth.”~ Sandi Patti, Dove & Grammy award-winning female vocalist

About Destiny Image Publishers:
Destiny Image Publishers, located in Shippensburg, Pa, was founded in 1983 by Pastor Don Nori, Sr. It seeks to accurately represent authors who have a call to share God’s present word to His people and to make these authors easily accessible to the Christian body around the world in every form of media possible.

About Harris III:
Harris III (the Third) is a classically trained, award-winning, master illusionist, and an expert in the art of deception. He has performed before 1 million people in more than fifteen nations on five continents. Harris’s performances not only amaze his audiences, but also awaken them to the lure of deception, the power of the senses, and the secret of living life based on deeper realities. More than an entertainer, more than a speaker, Harris is an artist. But what is an artist? When we hear that word, most people usually think of someone along the lines of a painter, sculptor, musician, etc.“Illusionist is far from the first thing on your mind, if you were to include it at all.” For Harris, magic consists of so much more than simple tricks. To him, it’s about creating works of aesthetic value that create a sense of wonder. Put simply, Harris is elevating the art of illusion to its original place in the performing arts. It is not just about what audiences see, but about what they experience. And better yet, what they feel. This is magic at its best, and truly, a creative work of art.

While Harris has earned respect as an artist to many, ultimately, he’s an equally respected communicator. Whether telling a story, speaking from his heart, or performing magic, his ultimate goal is to inspire and challenge people, initiating change and transformation.

For more information about Harris, and to read what other leaders are saying about him, visit his

For a copy of Behind the Illusion and/or The Illusion of More please contact publicist Rhonda Zippro at [email protected] or call 510-367-5990.


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