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!
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.”
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!
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
Actor Sean Astin was a delightful and surprise last-minute entry in our GNC Tobacco Road Half Marathon and created quite a buzz. Runner’s World took notice and produced a great article about his impromptu adventure. Excited, Sean took to his Twitter feed to communicate with his 139,000 followers about his great experience. The pictures that he posted, including the one above, can be seen when you click thru to the story.