The Amazing Shopping Center Races at Mission Marketplace & Terra Nova Plaza

June 26, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 26, 2014) - The Amazing Shopping Center Races premiere this summer in San Diego County. Teams of two -- friends, relatives, fitness pals, college students, work colleagues - can enter one of the races on July 26 at Mission Marketplace in Oceanside, or on August 9 at Terra Nova Plaza in Chula Vista for the chance to win great prizes.

Advance entry is required for The Amazing Shopping Center Races, which are open to age 18 and older San Diego County residents. Entry forms are available online for the Mission Marketplace Race at and for the Terra Nova Plaza Race at

The teams will receive their challenges at check-in before each Saturday's Amazing Shopping Center Race start at 11 a.m. Each center's race will feature different challenges to test physical, mental, dexterity and speed skills. No vehicles are required as all challenges will be completed on site at each shopping center. Mission Marketplace is located at 471 College Boulevard, Oceanside, 92057, and Terra Nova Plaza is located at I-805 & East H Street in Chula Vista, 91910.

The following prizes will be awarded at each center for the first teams to complete the challenges:

  • 1st Place: $2,000
  • 2nd Place: $1,500 
  • 3rd Place $1,000

Cynthia Gonzalez, Marketing Director for NewMark Merrill South shopping centers, was inspired to create The Amazing Shopping Center Races by the active lifestyle in San Diego County and opportunity to showcase the merchants at two of the company's centers. "We promise that contestants who enter the race will enjoy fun challenges. We anticipate that all teams will complete the challenges within three hours at each Saturday race."

Mission Marketplace and Terra Nova Plaza are part of a portfolio of over 75 shopping centers that NewMark Merrill Companies owns or manages. NewMark Merrill Companies, LLC, is owned by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sandy Sigal. Since 1984, he has led NewMark Merrill in a community leadership role at the company's shopping centers in more than 45 cities throughout California, Colorado and Illinois. NewMark Merrill Companies works very hard to ensure that our shopping centers are successful for our tenants and the community. The Company is known for their innovative and creative marketing, organizing campaigns and community marketing in connection with the needs of individual tenants. In addition, NewMark Merrill takes its commitment to surrounding neighborhoods very seriously, often adopting local charities, both providing them with space to raise funds and awareness and providing direct funds through fund-raisers and other events. For more information about the centers, visit or or become a fan on Facebook. For more information on NewMark Merrill Companies, contact Cynthia Gonzalez at [email protected] or at 760-630-6687.