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Tobacco Road Marathon: email

​Abaixo um email bem detalhado que recebi da organização da Tobacco Road Marathon que gostaria de compartilhar (na esperança de que chegue a organizadores de corrida do Brasil)

Nem é uma prova tão grande assim. Ano passado foram 1105 concluintes na maratona e 2349 na meia (OK, muito maior que a maioria das maratonas brasileiras, mas nem se compara a Chicago, New York City, Boston ou mesmo algumas provas Rock 'N' Roll). E não é uma prova cara como as majors. Registrar-se hoje para a Maratona está custando 100 dólares mais taxas (fica 107,26). Com bastante antecedência dava para pagar 50 dólares. O estacionamento perto da chegada (que já esgotou) custava 10 dólares. E é uma prova beneficente, portanto boa parte do valor vai para ONGs.

Prestem atenção nos "naming rights" das provas. A meia maratona é "GNC Half-Marathon" (GNC é uma rede de lojas de suplementos - em geral lixo).  A Maratona (na qual estou inscrito) é "Allscripts Marathon". Outro detalhe importante é a grande quantidade de patrocinadores, parceiros, beneficiários, promoções (de pizza e de tênis), etc. Até treinamento em grupo eles oferecem. Abaixo vai o email completo.
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Tobacco Road Marathon: Aid Station & Post-Race Party Details​


6 weeks to go! Let us answer some of your questions about aid stations and our post-race party...

Wow! The GNC Tobacco Road Half Marathon is sold out but there are still spaces in the Allscripts Marathon and the USATF NC State Championship Marathon. However... we expect that to sell out to so don't be left out.


Allscripts full marathon >>


Your training should be coming along nicely now and GNC has 2 training runs left before race day. The next run is THIS SATURDAY, February 7th. Read on for details.


GNC training run - Saturday, February 7 >>


Before we get you pumped up for race day, we've been hearing lots of questions about selling your race numbers and deferrals.


Read the recent FAQs >>


You've also been asking about our aid stations so you can plan your nutrition. Know that there will be plenty of water, Gatorade, and Gu as well as extremely excited volunteers. 
BUT the best aid station of all is the one waiting for you after you cross the finish line! Music, pizza, beer, chocolate milk...

Don't forget about the great discount Papa John's has made available across the triangle. See the coupon below and save 20% off your pizza AND they will also give back to one of our 3 charities! Share the code and make a difference while you eat pizza. It's too easy!


Get 20% off Papa John's pizza >>



You can plan on hearing from us pretty regularly now. Make sure Info@TobaccoRoadMarathon.com is in your 'safe senders' so you get all the emails. 


We can't wait to see you next month. Until then, keep training - head out to one of the GNC training runs, and stay healthy!



GNC Half Marathon training runs

THIS Saturday, February 7th come run 10miles at 8:30 am.

The group is being led by  Allscripts, David Gross.
Meet other TRM runners, sample pre/post energy and recovery drinks. Giveaways (TRM & GNC running shirts!), goody bags for all, including a FREE GNC membership and 30% off!
The run leaves from the Park West Village store located on 
3113 Market Center Dr in Morrisville, North Carolina.
Save the date: the final training run will be on Saturday, March 8th on the race course.

Half Marathon FAQs


Here are some of the most recent FAQs we've seen over the last few days. Please read through these questions and if you have more, check out our FAQ page.


Can I transfer my number to someone else?

Yes - you can sell it or give it, we don't have a preference, but the person who receives your number must come to packet pickup.


They need to have your name (the name you registered under) and a note from you that they are allowed to take your bib. They must pick up the bib theselves so they can sign the waiver.


I can't run this year, can I defer to next year?

No. The deadline for deferrals has passed.


Since the half is full can I just register to run the full marathon and do the half instead?

No. You have to run the race for which you are registered. If you do this, you will be excluded from the result and will not get a time or medal for either race.


Check out more FAQS >>

Aid Station Information

We have 8 amazing groups volunteering at our aid stations so please remember to thank them on race day.
A simple 'thanks' goes a long way to making sure we have plenty of hands to feed you along the course.
Drinks: Diamond Springs water & Gatorade Endurance Formula
Nutrition: Gu gel in vanilla bean, strawberry, raspberry, and watermelon flavors. GU will be at the stations for half marathon mile 8 and beyond; for the full marathon they will be at mile 6 and most stations beyond that.
To see the exact locations of each aid station, view the maps linked below.
The GNC half marathon aid stations will be at approximately miles 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12. 
The Allscripts full marathon aid stations will be at approximately miles 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.5, 13, 15, 16.5, 17.5, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25.

A most awesome post-race party

It all starts before you even begin running! We are honored to have SFC Danielle Csolak with the NC Army National Guard sing our national anthem before the gun goes off.
When you cross that finish line we'll have some of our dedicated military men and women there to shake your hand.
If you run a personal best or qualify for the Boston Marathon, ring our victory bell. 
Grab your medal and continue the celebrating with music, food, drink and friends.
Make your way to the sound of music and stop by the food area for Papa John's pizza, Sysco chocolate milk, Diamond Springs water, Earth Fare bananas and Sunkist oranges.
Once you get to the beer garden area you'll hear Captain and the Keels while you enjoy  a local Natty Greene's beer (if you are 21 or older, of course).

20% off Papa John's Pizza


Sunday, March 15 
Start & finish at the USA Baseball Complex & Thomas Brooks Park
Run along the American Tobacco Trail in Cary, NC 
Course Map: Full | Half

Ring our Bell


Our race is famous for creating Boston Qualifiers, also knows as a BQ for all you acronym lovers!


It's worthy of bell ringing so we invite all Boston qualifiers and runners finishing with a Personal Best (PB) to ring the bell at the finish line.


Don't forget - if you qualify for Boston pick up your BQ
t-shirt at our awards table. Just one more way we can share in your amazing accomplishment!



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Doing good doesn't just happen...

With the Tobacco Road Marathon, doing good is intentional. Our Board of Directors and Race Committee is made up entirely of volunteers; no one gets paid to direct the Tobacco Road Marathon... we do this because we love it.


To continue that theme, we've donated close to a half-million dollars since our first race in 2010 (that's $500,000 if you want to see all the zeros there.)

Thank you for your continued support and the support of our sponsors. Together we are making a difference in the lives of so many.

Tobacco Road Marathon - info@tobaccoroadmarathon.com

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