Ozarka Water to Sponsor San Antonio Marathon and Half Marathon

SAN ANTONIO — Ozarka® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is proud to return to the Lone Star State as the official bottled water sponsor of the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon. In an effort to inspire both first-time and seasoned runners, the brand is once again teaming up with elite marathon runner Josh Cox to help encourage and hydrate race participants.

Sourced from carefully selected natural springs, Ozarka® 100% Natural Spring Water has supported various running events for more than 10 years. The brand will supply water at the start and finish lines on race day, November 17.

“We’re excited to return to San Antonio as a running partner for all participants in the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon,” says Greg Berumen, Senior Marketing Manager, Ozarka Brand. “As the official bottled water sponsor of the event, we’re proud to be supporting this year’s runners as they push themselves to cross the finish line and celebrate their accomplishments.”

Cox, the 50K U.S. record holder, four-time Olympic Trials qualifier and three-time U.S. National Team member, will join Ozarka® Natural Spring Water at the 2013 Health & Fitness Expo from November 15-16 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Visitors are welcome to visit the Ozarka booth to get hydration tips and training advice from Cox. Cox will offer advice about personal training routines, share personal stories and invite participants to ask questions about improving their own running journeys. Everyone is also welcome to visit the Ozarka booth to share their own stories of personal betterment on running bibs to serve as inspiration for Sunday’s race, which will be displayed at the Expo.

On Saturday, November 16, Cox will take a group of San Antonio marathoners on their final training run before Sunday’s race. Following the training run, which will take place through the historic Alamo district in downtown San Antonio, the runners will have the chance to chat with Cox one-on-one for last minute advice.

“I’m excited to train with and motivate runners during the final leg of their prep for this weekend’s marathon series,” says Cox. “Proper preparation and hydration are two huge factors to success when running any race, and I’m proud to help give these runners the tools they need to have their best run yet.”

To learn more information about Ozarka® 100% Natural Spring Water and share your running stories, please visit the 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 of water, produces Nestle® Pure Life®, its nationally distributed purified bottled water, and most recently, added 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 be third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S.