Contact: John Rezell                          
Executive Editor, SportsEvents

GULF SHORES, AL — SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, has announced that the Valley Forge Revolutionary 5 Mile Run has been recognized as a Sports Event to Watch in 2017.

Winners were honored in the January 2017 issue of SportsEvents Magazine.

Sports event professionals were asked to nominate sports events that they believe made a memorable impression and earned the right to be a Sports Event to Watch in 2017. Nominations were received from readers throughout the year, and the top picks were selected based on results from an online voting system.

This is the ninth year that SportsEvents Magazine has honored events.

“With thousands of sporting events across the nation each year, it takes something special to stand out,” said John Rezell, SportsEvents executive editor. “These events have shown they deserve to be honored for setting a high standard.”

A downloadable, high-res 2017 Sports Event Planners to Watch logo is available at

About SportsEvents Media Group
SportsEvents Media Group, publisher of SportsEvents magazine, is the industry leader in providing products and services designed to connect sports events organizers with sports commissions, CVBs, hotels, insurance companies and other sports events industry suppliers.

The sports events industry’s only true multi-media company unites sports event buyers and suppliers with the leading monthly magazine (SportsEvents), online (, through social media, and with face-to-face conferences and trade shows—S.P.O.R.T.S. – The Relationship Conference.

About Covey Communications Corp.
Founded and owned by J. Talty O’Connor, Covey Communications Corp. is a multimedia company that publishes nationally distributed magazines for targeted markets. In addition to SportsEvents Magazine and its ancillary titles, Covey Communications Corp. also publishes ConventionSouth, the leading publication and website in the United States for meeting and convention planners who book events in the South; Condo Owner, serving the Alabama and Northwest Florida Gulf Coast; and Crossties, an internationally known railroad industry publication.