TRM Press Releases

 

October 21, 2014 Contact: Mark Dill: 919-949-9263

Kazem Yahyapour: 919-280-9737

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

GNC FRANCHISES ANNOUNCE TOBACCO ROAD HALF-MARATHON TITLE SPONSORSHIP

Cary, NC – GNC franchises in the Triangle Area of North Carolina announced today a title sponsorship of the Tobacco Road Half-Marathon, the sister event to the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) presented by Inside-Out Sports. The franchises are located in Holly Springs, Park West Village of Morrisville and North Hills of Raleigh.

“Working with the Tobacco Road Marathon team is perfect because we share their values of charity, local community and owning your health,” says GNC franchise owner Laura Dalton. “It’s awesome the TRM events will reach one half million dollars in charity in 2015 and we will be a part of it.”

“Laura’s local GNC franchise business has been in the Raleigh area for 12 years,” says Jon Flaherty, TRM sales director. “She and her team are committed to the local community and reach out to kids, senior citizens and everyone through health education programs.”

The announcement builds on earlier TRM moves to strengthen its charitable efforts through social networking efforts with its presence on Facebook and Twitter. Dalton’s stores will also carry the message through their Facebook page.

“GNC is an iconic national brand and Laura brings the local community aspect which is so important,” says TRM President, Founder and ten-time Boston Marathon Qualifier Kazem Yahyapour. “Like Laura’s team we are about reaching out to the best nature of runners everywhere. We have an all-volunteer staff that gives 100% of event proceeds to charity.”

Runner’s World Magazine named TRM one of America’s top marathons in 2014. The TRM events are a favorite of runners because it is conducted on the American Tobacco Trail, the fastest, flattest course in North Carolina and the average high temperatures of its March 15, 2015 date are a performance-enhancing 51 degrees Fahrenheit. Ten percent of TRM runners qualify for the Boston Marathon. See a video capturing the excitement at the TRM YouTube Channel.

All TRM proceeds go to charities: JDRF, the Wounded Warrior Project, the American Red Cross and the Rails to Trails Conservancy as well as Wake County Parks and Recreation.

The Tobacco Road Marathon Association is a non-profit organization dedicated with its sponsors to providing financial assistance to its partner charities by channeling the passions of the North Carolina Triangle area’s running community into a powerful force for good.

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December 10, 2013 at 10:36 AM EST
Runners' World Magazine Names Allscripts Tobacco Road A Top 10 Marathon

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Runners' World Magazine, a leading national publication for the running community, has named Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) among its top ten new races since 2008. The recognition comes in theJanuary 2014 issue with a feature article beginning on page 80.

Calling the American Tobacco Trail "a flat and gently rolling T-shaped course," the article goes further to say, "temperatures typically in the 40's or 50's cause personal bests to tumble at this race." Runners' World notes the race is "a run through the woods: 21 miles of Carolina pines…"

 

The Runner's World recognition comes in the wake of accolades from Endurance Magazine, a leading publication serving people with active lifestyles throughout the Carolinas. Endurance recognized TRM events with five awards. In addition to being named the winner for best pre-race expo, TRM events shined in the runner-up spot for: best marathon; best half marathon; best post-race experience and best race swag.

"We are grateful for all this recognition," says TRM President, Founder and ten-time Boston Marathon Qualifier Kazem Yahyapour. "It reflects a lot of hard work by a great team that developed the fastest course in the state and an event with lots of energy and fun from beginning to end."

Registrations for the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon and its companion BaySix Half Marathon are running at record levels. Runner feedback indicates ideal running conditions noted by Runners' World are building a reputation for the events as among the best in the country to achieve personal goals or qualify for the iconic Boston Marathon. Both are conducted on the Carolina pine-lined American Tobacco Trail.

All proceeds go to these charities: JDRF, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Red CrossWake County Parks and Recreation, and Rails to Trails Conservancy. Details including on-line registration and training tips can be obtained at www.tobaccoroadmarathon.com.  Cash awards will be provided to overall winners for men and women as well as active military and masters runners. A post-race party will include a massage tent, beer garden and refreshments.

The Tobacco Road Marathon Association is a non-profit organization dedicated with its sponsors to providing financial assistance to its partner charities by channeling the passions of the North Carolina Triangle area's running community into a powerful force for good.

Contact: Mark Dill: 919-949-9263 
Kazem Yahyapour: 919-280-9737

SOURCE Tobacco Road Marathon Association (TRMA)





October 29, 2013

 

Contact: Mark Dill: 919-949-9263

Kazem Yahyapour: 919-280-9737

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

LAST CHANCE FOR ALLSCRIPTS TOBACCO ROAD MARATHON “EARLY BIRD” PRICING

Raleigh, NC – Runners looking for one of the best chances of the year to beat their goals must act now to take advantage of early bird pricing for the March 16, 2014 fifth annual Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon or BaySix Half-Marathon presented by Inside-Out Sports. By registering before Friday (November 1, 2013) runners can save $10.

Because of ideal running conditions the events are building a reputation as among the best in the country for runner’s to achieve personal goals or even qualify for the iconic Boston Marathon. Both races are conducted amidst the invigorating backdrop of the Carolina pine-lined American Tobacco Trail (ATT). The ATT provides a flat, fast, course cushioned for 21 miles with crushed granite screening. The average high temperature for the date (51 degrees Fahrenheit) delivers refreshing running conditions. The marathon qualifies 10 percent of its competitors for Boston.

“Both beginning runners and Boston Marathoners love this event because the course and the climate work in your favor to achieve your goals,” says President, Founder and ten-time Boston Marathon Qualifier Kazem Yahyapour. “We have the fastest course in the state and the cool temperatures of spring in North Carolina provide ideal running conditions.”

The two USA Track & Field (USATF) certified courses follow the same path for two miles and then diverge as full marathon runners head north and those in the half turn south to enter the ATT. The first two and last two miles of the courses are on paved roads – the rest on the ATT. Runners start from the USA Baseball & Thomas Brooks Park in Cary.

All proceeds will go to the following charities: JDRF, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Red Cross and the Rails to Trails Conservancy. Details about both races including on-line registration and training tips can be obtained at www.tobaccoroadmarathon.com. Cash awards will be provided to overall winners for men and women as well as active military and masters runners. A post-race party will include a massage tent, beer garden and a wide variety of refreshments.

The Tobacco Road Marathon Association is a non-profit organization dedicated with its sponsors to providing financial assistance to its partner charities by channeling the passions of the North Carolina Triangle area’s running community into a powerful force for good.

 

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September 17, 2014

Contact: Mark Dill: 919-949-9263
Kazem Yahyapour: 919-280-9737

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

ALLSCRIPTS TOBACCO ROAD MARATHON REGISTRATION OPENS

Raleigh, NC – The Tobacco Road Marathon Association (TRMA) has announced that registration for the March 16, 2014 fifth annual Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon presented by Inside-Out Sports is open. Set in the invigorating backdrop of the Carolina pine-lined American Tobacco Trail (ATT) the event offers a flat, fast, granite-screen course that qualifies 10 percent of its competitors for the Boston Marathon. The BaySix Half-Marathon will run concurrently.

“Whether you are trying to qualify for Boston or are running your first marathon you’ll find our course gives runners the best opportunity to achieve their running goals,” says TRMA President, Founder and ten-time Boston Marathon Qualifier Kazem Yahyapour. “Not only do we have the fastest course in the state but the cool temperatures of early spring in North Carolina provide ideal running conditions.”

The USA Track & Field (USATF) certified full and half marathon courses follow the same path for two miles and then diverge as full marathon runners head north and those in the half turn south to enter the ATT. The first two and last two miles of the courses are on paved roads – the rest are on the ATT. The runners will start from the USA Baseball & Thomas Brooks Park in Cary. The course is largely devoid of hills and the average high temperature for the date (51 degrees Fahrenheit) will deliver an ideal performance environment for runners.

All proceeds from both events will go to the following charities: JDRF, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Red Cross and the Rails to Trails Conservancy. Details about both races including on-line registration and training tips can be obtained through TRMA’s Web site at www.tobaccoroadmarathon.com. Cash awards will be provided to overall winners for men and women as well as active military and masters runners. See the Web site for details.

Runners can take advantage of early registration favorable pricing by filing their entries before November 1. A post-race party will include a massage tent, beer garden and a wide variety of refreshments.

The Tobacco Road Marathon Association is a non-profit organization dedicated with its sponsors to providing financial assistance to its partner charities by channeling the passions of the North Carolina Triangle area’s running community into a powerful force for good.