Tobacco Road Marathon Course Flat and Fast

12/27/2016 - 12:22

DC81240LOGO.jpegCARY, N.C. -- The eighth running of the annual Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and its companion Half Marathon will be held on March 19 on the flat, fast American Tobacco Trail, which offers fast qualifying times for the Boston Marathon.

The events, sponsored by Feetures!, a leading athletic sock manufacturer, figures to qualify 12 percent of competitors for Boston, promoters said. The running weekend is presented by Inside-Out Sports. On Jan. 1 prices of both the March 19, 2017 events will increase by $10 to $110 and $100 respectively.

"We had record charitable contributions from our 2016 event, at $127,500, and reached $631,500 in cumulative giving since our first races in 2010," says TRM President, Founder and eleven-time Boston Marathon Qualifier Kazem Yahyapour. "We have a goal of hitting $1,000,000 by 2019 and with the help of our sponsors, our partners and especially our North Carolina running community and runners across America we know we can do it."

All proceeds go to these charities: the JDRF, the American Red Cross 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.

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

SOURCE Tobacco Road Marathon Association
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