Register Now for 2019 Million Dollar Marathon

Register Now for 2019 Million Dollar Marathon

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MILLION DOLLAR MARATHON SET FOR 2019 IN CARY, NC
Runners Must Act Now For Best Tobacco Road Marathon Prices

Cary, NC – Runners must act now to save $10 on registration for the tenth running of the annual Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and its companion Feetures! Half Marathon, both presented by Inside-Out Sports. On July 1 prices of both the March 17, 2019 events will increase by $10 to $85 and $75 respectively. The charitable events will hit a mega milestone in 2019 when they eclipse the million-dollar mark for cumulative charitable giving.

“We had record charitable contributions from our 2018 event, at $155,000, and reached $916,000 in cumulative giving since our first races in 2010,” says TRM President, Founder and eleven-time Boston Marathon Qualifier Kazem Yahyapour. “We will definitely hit our goal of $1,000,000 by 2019. Our sponsors, our partners and especially our North Carolina running community and runners across America are making this possible. I hope all runners understand they can be a part of this amazing effort by registering to come run with us.”

The races will return to the Carolina pine-lined American Tobacco Trail (ATT) with its flat, fast, granite-screen course. TRM qualifies 15 percent of competitors for the Boston Marathon and in 2014 was named among the top nine best new marathons by Runner’s World Magazine.

All proceeds go to these charities – JDRF, the American Red Cross, Hope For The Warriors, and the Rails to Trails Conservancy as well as Wake County Parks and Recreation.

The full and half marathon courses follow the same path for two miles then diverge as full marathon runners head north and those in the half turn south on 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 devoid of hills and the average high temperature for the date (51 degrees Fahrenheit) delivers an ideal performance environment.

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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TRM, JDRF Interviewed by WTVD ABC-11

TRM, JDRF Interviewed by WTVD ABC-11

Check out Tobacco Road Marathon Founder Kazem Yahyapour and JDRF Executive Director Chris LaTurno in their interview with host John Clark on WTVD ABC-11!

Runners’ World Magazine Names Allscripts Tobacco Road A Top 10 Marathon

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 Cross, Wake 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.

NBC Today Show Features Our Races!

NBC Today Show Features Our Races!

NBC’s legendary morning news and talk show featured the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (and GNC Half!) on their April 9 morning broadcast! Check out the spot on their Web site. They focused on one of our senior winners – a 75-year-old grandmother who inspires her family and now the world!

The Cary News Covers TRM And a Very Special Runner!

The Cary News Covers TRM And a Very Special Runner!

Check out the great coverage of our races by the Cary News! First, they published this wonderful story on one of our runners, Billy DeWalt. Billy is a military veteran striving to help other returning soldiers adjust to life back home. Later they did a follow-up to help the local community learn how to enjoy this Triangle “happening.”