Pinnacle, Inc., a general contracting firm that provides complete construction services for commercial, industrial and institutional projects, has continued their support of the Murray Half Marathon as the Title Sponsor of the 2016 race.

Located in Benton, Ky., Pinnacle was incorporated in 1995 and serves all of western Kentucky and northwest Tennessee.  They have completed a wide variety of projects for several different owners, both public and private. Several of these projects include facilities for Murray-Calloway County Hospital.  Projects include the central energy plant, acute rehabilitation unit and portions of the new south tower, including the hybrid operating room.  Pinnacle is a member of the Associated General Contractors of American (AGC), AGC of Western KY, Contractors Health and Safety Excellence partnership with KY-OSH (CHASE), Amercian Institute of Constructors (AIC) and International Polished Concrete Institute (IPCI).  Pinnacle also has several employees that hold the certification of Certified Healthcare Contractors as acknowledged by the Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers.

"We are very excited and honored to have the opportunity to be the Title Sponsor of this year's Murray Half Marathon," said Craig Schwettman, vice president, Pinnacle, Inc.  "Most people do not fully recognize the direct impact this event has on the community of Murray.  Projects, such as the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, are made possible partly due to the proceeds from the Murray Half Marathon.  To see a major project of this magnitude be 100% funded by donations speaks volumes of this community.  It is truly an honor to be a part of projects and events, such as these, that promote growth of this community."

"Pinnacle has been a long-time supporter of the Endowment, the hospital and the Murray Half Marathon and I think it's wonderful they are continuing their sponsorship to take on the role of the Title Sponsor," said Keith Travis, Vice President of Development for MCCH.

This year marks the sixth annual Murray Half Marathon, which is organized by the Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, and raises funds to support the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House.  The facility will offer end-of-life care in a home-like setting to area residents in partnership with MCCH's existing Hospice unit.

The 2016 Murray Half Marathon is scheduled for April 16, 2016 and will begin in front of the hospital on Poplar Street.  This year the new course will include running past the Anna Mae Owen Hospice House.  In addition to the 13.1 mile course, a 5K and Half Marathon Relay are also available.  At the 2015 event, $50,000 was raised from sponsors and the 750 runners who participated.  Th event also brings in countless support from local volunteers.

For more information on Pinnacle, Inc., visit  For more information on the Murray Half Marathon and how to become a sponsor, visit  For more information on the Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare, visit