Ozarka Brand 100% Natural Spring Water Inspires Runners to Perform at their Best as the Official Bottled Water of the 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon Series

Ozarka® Teams Up with Pro Marathoner and 50K Record Holder Josh Cox to Inspire Runners at the 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon Series

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/Ozarka® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is proud to sponsor the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon and ½ Marathon benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The brand has teamed up with elite marathon runner Josh Cox to become the ultimate hydration partner, inspiring first-time and seasoned runners to perform at their best.

Ozarka Brand 100% Natural Spring Water has supported various running events for more than 10 years, including the upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon and ½ Marathon on November 11. Ozarka 100% Natural Spring Water, sourced from carefully selected natural springs, will be supplied at the start and finish lines and along the course at official hydration stations. “We’re proud to be the official bottled water sponsor of the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon series,” says Angela Barile, Group Marketing Manager, Nestle Waters Regional Spring Water Brands. “We’re excited to be a running partner for all participants in this year’s events and share their passion to be the very best.”

Joining Ozarka Natural Spring Water, Josh Cox will be at the 2012 Health & Fitness Expo from November 9 – 10 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Cox, the American record holder in the 50K, four-time U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier and three-time U.S. National Team member, will be at the Ozarka booth sharing his hydration tips and expert training advice. Specifically, he will offer his advice about personal training routines, the importance of staying hydrated and injury prevention – inspiring the runners in San Antonio on their marathon journey.

On Saturday morning, November 10, Josh will take a group of local San Antonio runners from iRun Texas (formerly Run On! San Antonio) on their final training run before Sunday’s race. “I’m excited to be a part of their final training session and provide some tips and encouragement to help them perform at their best,” says Cox. “One of the biggest factors to their success will be hydration – water consumption is essential to all athletes. That’s why, when I’m in San Antonio, Ozarka is an important part of my own training routine.” Following the training run, which will take place through the historic Alamo district in downtown San Antonio, the group of runners will have the chance to chat with Josh one-on-one for last minute advice.

Ozarka is proud to sponsor the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon series to promote the brand’s shared passion for constant betterment with the running community in San Antonio. To learn more information about Ozarka and share your running stories, please visit brand on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ozarkawater.

About Nestle Waters North America

With 36 years of experience providing refreshment in the bottled water segment, Nestle Waters North America is the nation’s leading bottled water company. The company produces six regional natural spring water brands in the U.S., distributes three international brands, produces Nestle® Pure Life®, its nationally distributed purified bottled water, and most recently, ready-to-drink iced teas. The company’s dedication to quality products, employee development, bringing shared value to communities, and its commitment to environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has led Nestle Waters North America to the third largest non-alcoholic beverage company position in the U.S.