Cary, NC – The Tobacco Road Half Marathon Association (TRM) announced today that Feetures!, a leader in performance running socks, is the title sponsor of its March 19th half marathon race. The race is the companion to the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon. Both start at 7 a.m. on the same day and share the Carolina pine-lined American Tobacco Trail course. Every runner in both races will receive a pair of Feetures! performance socks at the event’s expo held at the Embassy Suites in Cary, North Carolina March 17 and 18.
“We are thrilled to have Feetures! join us in our mission to give back to our community,” said TRM President, Founder and ten-time Boston Marathon Qualifier Kazem Yahyapour. “We know all our runners will appreciate receiving their outstanding running socks. I use them myself and can assure everyone they are the highest quality.”
This year the Feetures! Tobacco Road Half Marathon will be part of the USA Track & Field (USATF) North Carolina championship. The TRM weekend continues to enhance its reputation as a “must do” event for runners. TRM, a homegrown, all-volunteer community celebration, is on track to exceed one million dollars in charitable giving in 2019. It has already contributed $631,000 since its inaugural in 2010.
“As Feetures! has continued to expand over the last few years, we’ve worked hard to match those efforts by giving back to the NC racing community,” says Joe Gaither, Director of Marketing for Feetures! “With all the good TRM has done for the running community and our desire to be involved in races east of Charlotte, the partnership was a natural fit. We’re thrilled to be involved with a race that has grown so rapidly and led to such fast times.”
TRM, with its flat, fast course, qualifies 12 percent of runners for the Boston Marathon and in 2014 was named among the top nine best new marathons by Runner’s World Magazine. The USA Track & Field (USATF) certified courses follow the same path for two miles and then diverge. The first two and last two miles are on paved roads – the rest are on the ATT. The runners start from the USA Baseball & Thomas Brooks Park in Cary. The course is devoid of hills and the average high temperature for the date (51 degrees Fahrenheit) delivers an ideal performance environment.
All TRM proceeds go to these charities: JDRF, Hope For The Warriors, the 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.
Feetures! is a family owned and operated company located in North Carolina with the mission to inspire people to live a healthy, active lifestyle.