Winning Entry Unveiled at the Eighth Annual Publix Georgia Marathon Poster Design Contest at SCAD Atlanta

First-place winner Miko Dougherty earns $1,500 scholarship and poster becomes the official poster of the Publix Georgia Marathon


ATLANTA – February 26, 2014 – The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced today that Miko Dougherty is the winner of the eighth annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon Poster Design ContestDougherty, a graduate student from Cape Coral, Florida, took first-place honors in the contest and received a $1,500 scholarship toward tuition at SCAD. The winning poster will be the official running poster of the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon, produced and presented by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company, taking place on March 23. The Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon, previously owned by US Road Sports, is now owned and operated by Life Time.


“I was very excited to win, I’m glad because this is something new to me. It’s always exciting when you win something,” said Dougherty. “I didn’t have any idea what to do in the beginning, so I talked to a friend who runs every marathon from Chicago to Florida to Georgia. She just told me how big of an accomplishment it is, so I thought it would be kind of interesting to say hey you’re running 138,435 feet.”


Contest and competition:

Over 40 students currently enrolled in the Savannah College of Art and Design’s graphic design program participated in the eighth annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon poster design contest. The goal of the contest was to create a piece of art in 13 hours and 1 minute (coinciding with the 13.1 miles of the half marathon) unique to Georgia that incorporates the passion, health and fitness of running and the excitement of the event. 


"This poster contest has been a success for eight races. SCAD students never fail to impress with their work, making it a difficult decision for the judges," said Jeff Graves, Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon race director.  "The talent that this group shows is unmatchable, and the winning poster will proudly signify the important image of the race throughout the weekend’s festivities.”


Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon: 

The Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon will take place 7 a.m., March 23 at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. The 26.2 mile and 13.1 mile courses will travel through metro Atlanta’s most interesting and historic areas – including the Sweet Auburn district, Inman Park, Decatur, Druid Hills, Virginia-Highland and Midtown areas.  Along the way, runners will pass landmarks, including the King Historic Site, Carter Center, four college campuses and Piedmont Park. 


Race day will also include the Luckie 5K which will start and finish at Centennial Olympic Park and run through downtown’s Luckie Marietta District. Participants can sign up online at georgiamarathon.com.


About Life Time Fitness, Inc.

As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of February 2014, the Company operated 109 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.


SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors, as well as minors in more than 60 disciplines, in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning.

SCAD has more than 27,000 alumni and offers an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation. The diverse student body, consisting of more than 11,000 students, comes from 49 U.S. states and more than 100 countries worldwide. Each student is nurtured and motivated by a faculty of nearly 700 professors with extraordinary academic credentials and valuable professional experience. These professors emphasize learning through individual attention in an inspiring university environment. SCAD’s innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources, and has garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications, including 3D World, American Institute of Architects, BusinessWeek, DesignIntelligence, U.S. News & World Report and the Los Angeles Times.

For more information, visit the official SCAD blog at scad.edu/blog or scad.edu.




Media Contacts:

Publix Georgia Marathon:

Anna Whaley





Public Relations Coordinator

Holly Elliott



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