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SOURCE Tobacco Road Marathon Association
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Runners must act now to save $5 on registration for the sixth running of the annual Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) presented by Inside-Out Sports. On September 1 prices of both the March 15, 2015 events – the full and half marathons - will increase by $5 to $80 and $70 respectively. A schedule of incremental price increases is available at www.tobaccoroadmarathon.com/policies. See a video capturing the excitement at the TRM YouTube Channel.
Next year's races will return to the Carolina pine-lined American Tobacco Trail (ATT) with its flat, fast, granite-screen course. TRM qualifies 10 percent of competitors for the Boston Marathon and was named among the top nine best new marathons by Runner's World Magazine.
"We had record registration in 2014, almost at course capacity. Comments on our Facebook page tell anyone our runners had a fantastic time," says TRM President, Founder and ten-time Boston Marathon Qualifier Kazem Yahyapour. "We have the fastest course in the state and the cool temperatures of early spring in North Carolina is running heaven."
The USA Track & Field (USATF) certified 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 to enter 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.
All proceeds go to these charities: JDRF, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Red Cross and the Rails to Trails Conservancy as well as Wake County Parks and Recreation. Over $100,000 was gifted in 2014 and in 2015 the cumulative total contributions will exceed a half million dollars.
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
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