FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 24, 2020
CVB Contact: Amy Keifenheim
TWIN CITY MARATHON BRINGS $46,000 TO MONROE-WEST MONROE
Monroe-West Monroe, LA - Discover Monroe-West Monroe along with the cities of Monroe and
West Monroe hosted the Twin City Half and Full Marathon on November 8. The event brought
an economic impact of $46,000 to Ouachita Parish. 300 runners participated in this Boston Marathon qualifier with 19 different states being represented.
Cash prizes were given to the top 3 male and female runners in the half marathon and the top
2 male and female runners in the full marathon.
Michael Anderson from Monroe took home first place male in the half marathon with Seth Hall
and Nathan Hall from West Monroe taking 2nd and 3rd place. Kelci Rodgers of Farmerville
brought home first place in the female half marathon with Janna Hermosa of Monroe and
Kristy Hall of West Monroe taking home 2nd and 3rd place.
Jerod Honrath of Dripping Springs, TX won first place male in the full marathon with Jacob
Turnispeed of Pineville taking home 2nd place. Deborah Lazaroff of Jackson, MI won first place
woman in the full marathon with Kristen Kilpatrick of League City, TX taking home 2nd place.
The 2021 Twin City Half and Full Marathon is set for November 7, 2021.
Discover Monroe-West Monroe promotes Ouachita Parish as a destination for leisure travel,
conventions, meetings, and sporting events creating a positive economic impact for our local
community through increased visitor spending and sales tax collections. For more information about Discover Monroe-West Monroe, visit www.monroe-westmonroe.org. Economic impact information was determined by Destination International’s Event Impact Calculator. This tool measures the economic value of an event and calculates its return on investment to local taxes.