Marriage Proposal

engagement-at-the-marco-half-marathonRunner proposed to last year: Her mother, sisters and other attendees of her bridal shower will also be running in this year’s race.

Allyson Swanson, a runner who placed 3rd female overall winner in last year’s Marco Island Half Marathon was proposed to the day of the race by Andy Holland, another runner, who came in 3rd place male overall winner. Allyson was both excited and delighted to accept the proposal. They will be married in May of this year.

Both Allyson and Andy will be running again this year. When Allyson registered this year she said, “We are very happy and getting ready for our wedding in May! I am taking the opportunity to bring your race into my bridal shower. I am asking all the girls who are attending the shower if they want to run in the race too in honor of Andy proposing. I know that my mom and two sisters are coming down from Wisconsin and they will be running and probably 10-15 girls from Naples. We will be wearing some sort of bridal attire.”

The Marco Island Half Marathon and 5k run-walk will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2013. The race begins at 7:30 AM in the Shops of Marco Publix parking lot. Monies raised are given to various community organizations on Marco Island. We welcome you to come and be a part of Allyson and Andy’s pre-wedding celebration.

Runners are encouraged to register and Sponsorship Packages are still available.