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It takes commitment to run a marathon, and Novant Health has made a big one in signing on as title sponsor of the Thunder Road Marathon. The three-year deal secures naming rights and premiere healthcare services for the now Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon, which celebrates ten years running this November.
“This is a partnership built on a shared commitment to support better health and wellness in Charlotte,” said race director Tim Rhodes. “Novant Health’s three year sponsorship to the marathon means we’ll be well on our way to guaranteeing another ten years as Charlotte’s premier running event.”
“Novant Health is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our community,” said Michael Hoben, MD of Novant Health Sports Medicine. “Our continued partnership with Run for Your Life and the Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon allows us to live our mission and promote an active lifestyle beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics.”
Rhodes says the agreement with Novant Health shows that the business community at-large recognizes the impact the marathon has on Charlotte. Corporate team involvement and sponsorship have been some of the fastest growing aspects of the event.
To celebrate the Novant Health sponsorship and the event’s 10th anniversary, The Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon is offering $10 OFF entry to this year’s marathon for the next ten days! Simply register online at www.runcharlotte.com and enter the promo code TRMTEN during checkout. Offer applies to full marathon entry only and expires at 11:59:59PM on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
In addition to getting top billing, Novant Health will continue to act as the event’s Official Healthcare Provider at the start and finish, as well as along the course. Thunder Road beneficiaries will again this year include Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. Last year, runner and corporate team contributions resulted in $50,000 to support these hometown agencies.
Saturday, November 15, 2014 marks the 10th running of the now Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon. The marathon, half marathon and 5K events mean more than $1 million annually to the local economy, and attract runners, their families and friends from the all over the country. All events start and finish uptown, with the 26.2 mile marathon course showcasing some of Charlotte’s most noteworthy and eclectic neighborhoods, in Dilworth, Myers Park, Foxcroft, South End, NoDa and Plaza-Midwood. For more information and event registration visit www.runcharlotte.com.
Tim Rhodes, Race Director: firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-358-0717
DC Lucchesi, media and public relations: email@example.com, 704-577-8459
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