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.

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, in Oro Valley. Events include the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, Splendido 5K and the Splendido Super Mile, an all-ages walk.

“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.”

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

 “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.

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