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CARY’S MARATHON REACHES MILLION-DOLLAR CHARITY GOAL
Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon And Altra Half Reach $1,059,000 In Giving
Cary, NC, April 9, 2019 – The real winners of the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and Altra Tobacco Road Half Marathon were the charities supported by Cary’s flourishing community event as the million-dollar milestone for charitable gifting was exceeded. Today the TRM board of directors confirmed that a record year of $143,000 in contributions was achieved. The cumulative total of funding now stands at $1,059,000 after just nine years and ten races.
The money was derived through race registrations and the support of sponsors such as Allscripts, Altra, and presenting sponsor InsideOut Sports. Some 4,000 runners tackled the fast, flat American Tobacco Trail course on March 17 for a challenge that has grown both in size and national stature as ideal for those wishing to qualify for the elite Boston Marathon. The primary charities supported by North Carolina’s largest marathon are JDRF, Hope For The Warriors, the American Red Cross and the Rails to Trails Conservancy as well as Wake County Parks and Recreation.
“I am so proud of all our race volunteers and board members who donate their time,” said Tobacco Road Marathon President and Founder Kazem Yahyapour. “We simply could not achieve our goals without them, our sponsors, and, of course, our runners. Our sponsors are delighted as well as our charities. Our board is already looking ahead to the tenth-anniversary event in 2020.”
“As someone who meets with families that are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it breaks my heart,” said Chris LaTurno, JDRF executive director Triangle/Eastern NC Chapter. “Know that when everyone involved supports us as continually as you have, hope is provided to those families because they know they are not alone. They have everyone affiliated with the Tobacco Road Marathon fighting for them.”
The Tobacco Road Marathon Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to charities by channeling the passions of the North Carolina Triangle area’s running community into a powerful force for good.
RUNNERS CAN SAVE MONEY, HELP CHARITY, STAY FIT IN 2019
Tobacco Road Marathon New Year’s Resolution Discount
Cary, NC, December 13, 2018 – Runners must act now to save up to $20 on registration for the eighth running of the annual Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and its companion half marathon. On January 1 prices of both the March 17, 2019 events will increase by $10 for the Marathon to $115, and by $5 for the Half at a price of $100. Also, TRM is offering a $10 New Year’s Resolution discount code to help its runners achieve their fitness goals.
“Helping others reach fitness goals is literally close to my heart,” says TRM President, Founder, and 11-time Boston Marathon Qualifier Kazem Yahyapour. “Seventeen years ago I was not exercising and suffered a heart attack. My doctor told me my life was in my hands. We know the New Year is the time people think about fitness goals and we want to help.”
To encourage people to take action TRM is offering the $10 discount code, NYR2019, which is valid now through January 7. The code applies to either the full or half marathon runs.
In addition to discounts, runners can take advantage of training tips at the TRM Web site. Further support can be found through the TRM community on their Facebook page.
TRM events are about people helping people. This year TRM will achieve an impressive milestone by exceeding $1,000,000 in charity over just nine years. All proceeds go to these charities: JDRF, Hope For The Warriors, the American Red Cross and the Rails to Trails Conservancy as well as Wake County Parks and Recreation. At the conclusion of the 2018 events, TRM had amassed $916,000 in charitable giving.
The races will return to the Carolina pine-lined American Tobacco Trail (ATT) with its flat, fast, granite-screen course in 2019. TRM qualifies up to 18 percent of competitors for the Boston Marathon and was named among the top nine best new marathons by Runner’s World Magazine.
TRM is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to charities by channeling the passions of the North Carolina Triangle area’s running community into a powerful force for good.