MCCONNELL INSURANCE CONTINUES AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF 2016 MURRAY HALF MARATHON

McConnel Insurance Agency, a life and health insurance provider, has kept their support of the Murray Half Marathon as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 race.

With offices in Murray and Paducah, McConnell Insurance Agency was founded in 1965 by Jerry McConnell with the goal of providing prompt, quality service.  The agency serves Kentucky and Tennessee with agents throughout the state and a knowledgeable support staff to assist clients by providing guidance and practical solutions.

"McConnell Insurance is proud to be a supporter of the Murray Half Marathon.  Year after year it reaches more and more people who see our community and the great work MCCH does, " said John McConnell, president.

"Our mission and values of health and wellness are aligned with McConnell Insurance and we are pleased to see them increase their level of support," said Keith Travis, Vice President of Development for MCCH.

This year marks the sixth annual Murray Half Marathon, which is organized by the Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, and raises funds to support the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House.  The facility will offer end-of-life care in a home-like setting to area residents in partnership with MCCH's existing Hospice unit.

The 2016 Murray Half Marathon is scheduled for April 16, 2016 and will begin in front of the hospital on Poplar Street.  This year the new course will include running past the Anna Mae Owen Hospice House.  In addition to the 13.1 mile course, a 5K and Half Marathon Relay are also available.  At the 2015 event, $50,000 was raised from sponsors and the 750 runners who participated.  The event also brings in countless support from local volunteers.

For more information on McConnell Insurance, visit www.MConnellInsurance.com.  For more information on the Murray Half Marathon and how to become a sponsor, visit www.MurrayHalfMarathon.org.  For more information on the Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare, visit www.MCCHEndowment.org.