Big, big night last night as the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon and GNC Half Marathon Board of Directors gathered to present big, big checks to our charities: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF); the Wounded Warrior Project; the Rails to Trails Conservancy and the American Red Cross.

Representatives from were on hand to receive the contributions and enjoy the fellowship! The contributions for 2015 came to $110,000 pushing our five-year cumulative total well past the ONE HALF MILLION dollar mark!

Last night’s donations came on top of our race day contribution of $5,000 to the ALS Association in collaboration with our media partner WTVD’s Larry Stogner.

It is important to note, too, that we would be powerless to make a difference without our runners, volunteers and, of course, our sponsors. You make this important work possible.

Here is the breakdown:


  • JDRF: $50,000
  • The American Red Cross: $25,000
  • Wounded Warrior Project: $10,000
  • Rails to Trails: $10,000
  • Wake County Parks & Rec: $10,000
  • ALS: $5,000