LONDONDERRY, N.H., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stonyfield, the country's leading organic yogurt, proudly celebrates its New England roots by announcing Team Stonyfield, its team of runners participating in the 118th Boston Marathon. The official yogurt of the Boston Marathon, Stonyfield handpicked a team of ten runners based on their love of delicious, organic yogurt as well as their passionate ties to the historic Boston event. In addition to its team, Stonyfield plans to keep the entire Boston community strong on race day by offering plenty of its protein-packed organic Stonyfield Greek yogurt at locations around the city.
Introducing Team Stonyfield!
Stonyfield is thrilled to bring runners from across the country to its beloved New England for this special running of the Boston Marathon. Team Stonyfield was chosen earlier in the year via an online contest where qualified Boston Marathon runners shared their moving stories and motivations to join in this year's race. Selected runners for the team include:
- Erica Goodman, Brooklyn, NY
- Elizabeth Lynch, West Hartford, CT
- Laurie Kamerer, Columbus, OH
- Meredith Hein, San Antonio, TX
- Jeff Riggin, Santa Clarita, CA
- Samantha Viola, Clinton Township, MI
- Sara Duval, Greenwich, CT
- Lauren Newcomb, Houston, TX
- Kirsten Nagel, Rochester, NY
- Kally Abrams, Bow, NH
More details about all the members of Team Stonyfield are available on Stonyfield.com/BostonMarathon.
"Like the members of Team Stonyfield, we felt compelled to participate in this year's race to show our deep love and support for the city of Boston and New England community," said Gary Hirshberg, co-founder of Stonyfield. "We're so proud of our inspiring team and are excited to work with the Boston Athletic Association to make this year's race a celebration of Boston's tremendous spirit and resiliency."
Stonyfield Employees Intent on Keeping Boston Strong on Race Day
Starting at 5 am, teams of Stonyfielders including office and plant employees, will be along the race course – from the Athletes' Village in Hopkinton to the Family Meeting Area in Boston – handing out samples of Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt, a favorite among runners looking for the very best source of protein to fuel their workouts that's also organic and made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides and GMOs. These Stonyfield ambassadors will also distribute fun signs to spectators to help cheer on friends, family members, and even random strangers along the course. Whether watching along the race route or at home, all Boston Marathon supporters can join in the conversation on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #StonyfieldSuperFan and could win great prizes like a year supply of Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt, or a year-long membership to their local gym. Beginning March 31st, fans can also sign up for a chance to win exciting Stonyfield prizes by logging on to www.stonyfield.com/BostonMarathon.
The Perfect recipe for running
For those looking for a great pre- or post-race meal, Team Stonyfield nutrition coach Heather Bauer, RD, founder of Bestowed and nutrition author, created the ideal recipe—Buckwheat Blintzes with Greek Yogurt Ricotta Filling packed with 26.2 grams of protein! Protein-rich buckwheat flour and plain Stonyfield Greek Yogurt combine to create a satisfying meal to power you through the day.
Stonyfield Greek comes in a variety of flavors including Vanilla, Blueberry, Plain, Super Fruits, Strawberry, Chocolate, Peach Mango, Pineapple, Raspberry, Honey, Lemon, Caramel, NEW Black Cherry and NEW Cafe Latte. Various flavors are available in 5.3oz, 4oz 4-packs and 16oz and 32oz versions of Plain. Stonyfield Greek yogurt is available in the dairy aisle at grocers nationwide. For additional information on Stonyfield Greek or any Stonyfield product visit www.Stonyfield.com.
As the leading organic yogurt maker, we obsess over everything we put into our yogurts and everything we keep out. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to delicious, healthy food for more than 30 years. And we're no less obsessed with our planet's health. To bring more sustainability to the marketplace, we're always looking for more innovative ways to do business. Want to know more? Visit Stonyfield.com, follow us on Twitter.com/stonyfield or find us on Facebook.com/Stonyfield.