Sports Destination Management, described as the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, announced Oak Ridge’s Secret City Half Marathon & 5K, a 2020 Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism,.

This information came from Explore Oak Ridge, the city’s tourism and marketing entity.

Explore Oak Ridge successfully hosted participants from 20 states and two countries in a safe racing environment last Saturday, according to its news release. “

“The economic impact went far beyond Oak Ridge and helped pave the way for the return of live participation in marathons,” the Explore Oak Ridge release stated.

Proceeds from the Secret City Half Marathon benefit TORCH, a non-profit serving the homeless, those who are in jeopardy of becoming homeless, and those who are not able to receive services elsewhere due to lack of documentation (i.e. No ID, no phone,…

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