CARY, N.C., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and Springfield, Virginia-based Hope For The Warriors have announced a new alliance to assist military veterans in their efforts to transition to life back home after serving overseas. TRM became North Carolina's largest marathon in 2016 and 100 percent of proceeds go to charities such as Hope For The Warriors. The other primary charities TRM serves are JDRF, the American Red Cross, Rails to Trails Conservancy and Wake County Parks and Recreation.
"Serving and thanking military veterans is one of the cornerstones of the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon and half Marathon. Everyone on our board of directors looks for the best, most efficient way to get that done and all of us believe in Hope For The Warriors," said TRM President, Founder and eleven-time Boston Marathon Qualifier Kazem Yahyapour. "With the help of our sponsors, our partners and especially our North Carolina running community and runners across America we can make a difference."
TRM achieved record charitable contributions from the 2016 event, at $127,500. The group reached $631,500 in cumulative giving since its first races in 2010 and has announced a goal of $1,000,000 by 2019.
"Hope For The Warriors is truly honored to have the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon as a partner in our efforts to assist military families," says Robin Kelleher, President and Co-Founder of Hope For The Warriors. "We are eager to do what we can to promote their efforts to reach their million dollar goal."
Hope For The Warriors is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Dedicated to serving those who have served, Hope For The Warriors has helped service members, veterans and military families restore self, family and hope since its inception on September 11, 2006.
The Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon and its companion half marathon will take place March 19, 2017 in Cary, North Carolina on the pine-lined American Tobacco Trail (ATT) with its flat, fast, granite-screen course. Runners start from the USA Baseball & Thomas Brooks Park.
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's running community into a powerful force for good.
Contact: Mark Dill: 919-949-9263 (TRM)
Erin Thompson: 703-559-0093 (HFTW)
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SOURCE Tobacco Road Marathon Association (TRMA)