CARY, N.C., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Runners must act now to save $10 on registration for the ninth running of the annual Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and its companion Feetures! Half Marathon. The running weekend is presented by Inside-Out Sports. On September 1 prices of both the March 18, 2018 events will increase by $10 – to $90 for the marathon and $80 for the half.
The 2018 races will return to the Carolina pine-lined American Tobacco Trail (ATT) with its flat, fast, granite-screen course. TRM qualifies as many as 15 percent of competitors for the Boston Marathon and in 2014 was named among the top nine best new marathons by Runner's World Magazine.
"We had record charitable contributions from our 2017 event at $130,000, and reached $761,500 in cumulative giving since our first races in 2010," says TRM President, Founder and eleven-time Boston Marathon Qualifier Kazem Yahyapour. "Now that we have eclipsed the three-quarters of a million dollars mark, we are confident of hitting our goal of one million dollars to charity by our 2019 races. Our sponsor partners and especially our North Carolina running community and runners across America will make it happen."
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