BRANDI CHASTAIN AND DEAN KARNAZES NAMED HONORARY EVENT CHAIRS OF THE 2005 SILICON VALLEY MARATHON® Soccer Superstar and Ultramarathon Phenom Pledge Support June 13, 2005. San Jose, California - Evolve Sports is pleased to announce that Brandi Chastain and Dean Karnazes will serve as Honorary Event Chairs of the 2005 Silicon Valley Marathon®. The October 30th event, which offers a Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5K Run/Walk and Kids Races, will take place in San Jose. Ms. Chastain has attained international fame for her accomplishments in soccer, which include two World Cup titles, two Olympic gold medals and the inaugural WUSA Founder's Cup championship. Author of the book, It's Not About the Bra, she has appeared on the covers of Time Magazine, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated, and has fought tirelessly for the rights of female athletes and the need for opportunities in sports for girls. Mr. Karnazes, a passionate believer in the importance of charity and fitness, is the author of the international bestseller Ultramarathon Man. Recognized by Outdoor Life Network as one of the "Ten Ultimate Athletes," he has recently been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman, 60 Minutes, and the cover of Runner's World Magazine. His astounding accomplishments include a first-place finish in the 135-mile Death Valley Badwater foot race and a non-interrupted 262 mile run. Ms. Chastain, who also chaired the 2004 event, is thrilled to continue the relationship. "The Silicon Valley Marathon stands for a number of ideals that I share. It raises necessary funds for, and awareness of, The Silicon Valley Children's Hospital Foundation, which fills a crucial need in our community. In addition, the event supports the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative (BAWSI), a group I co-founded to help young girls at risk of diabetes and obesity to get active and healthy. I want to encourage everyone to join us on the day before Halloween for a great race in support of some great causes." According to Mr. Karnazes, "There is an epidemic in our country arising from our increasingly sedentary lifestyles. The importance of fitness and nutrition must be stressed to everyone, especially young people, and the Silicon Valley Marathon gives me a wonderful platform from which to further spread this message. I'm looking forward to a terrific event." "We are honored to have the support of such incredibly accomplished and passionate people. The backing we have received from Brandi and Dean is invaluable as we endeavor to build a world-class event that is a pillar of the entire Silicon Valley community," commented Race Director Doug Epstein. About the Silicon Valley Marathon® The 2005 Silicon Valley Marathon® offers a festive, family-oriented Halloween atmosphere and glorious weather for running. An official Boston Marathon qualifier, it offers a flat, fast course that includes the renovated San Jose downtown, charming neighborhoods, and beautiful Northern California scenery along the Los Gatos Creek Trail. Food, entertainment, music and an awards ceremony highlight the finish line celebration in Discovery Meadow Park. The event will be preceded by a Tech Expo on October 29th at the host San Jose Marriott Hotel, located just two blocks from the start line and three blocks from the finish.