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Benzel-Busch Leads the Way (as Pace Car and Presenting Sponsor) at Second Annual Escape to the Palisades Half Marathon and 5K

Escape to Palisades

It has been a year since a Benzel-Busch smart car led the way as hundreds of runners wound through beautiful New Jersey Palisades Interstate Park. Which means it’s once again time for the Escape to the Palisades Half Marathon and 5K.

This year’s race will be held on Sunday May 5th—thanks to Palisades Interstate Park Conservancy, EventPower and Benzel-Busch, this year’s presenting sponsor. Benzel-Busch is proud to be supporting this event and initiative for the betterment of our community, its history and our environment.

Escape to the Palisades is an annual race that supports The Palisades Interstate Park Commission in the rehabilitation of both scenic roads and (the currently blossoming) trails of The Palisades Interstate Park.

The Palisades Interstate Park Commission was created in 1900 to preserve the Palisades of the Hudson River from being defaced by massive stone quarries. And between 1916 and 1940, Henry Hudson Drive—also known as River Road—was constructed. It is now one of the oldest scenic routes in the country.

The race both starts and finishes at Ross Dock Park, in New Jersey. Costs include $40 for the 5K, which starts at 9:10, and $75 for the half marathon, which starts at 9:00am. For information about the course, visit

We at Benzel-Busch are looking forward to showcasing a few of our cars on the day of the race, including the smart car—which will again be the race’s pace car—as well as the all new 2014 E-Class and 2013 SLK- and GL-class vehicles (available for test drives).

For more information or to register for the races, visit the Escape to the Palisades website at