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Tobacco Road Marathon encourages runners to register now for eighth annual race, support Red Cross

RALEIGH, Aug. 29, 2017 —  Tobacco Road Marathon is teaming up with the American Red Cross to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the two organizations are calling on runners for help. 

Beginning today, and for the next five days, Tobacco Road Marathon will donate $10 of every registration to their half and full marathons. This donation will allow for the immediate and much-needed relief services provided through the American Red Cross. 

“Thousands of people have been forced to leave their flooded homes, losing everything they own – and the storm isn’t over yet. It is anticipated that many more families will be impacted as rain continues to fall and flooding persists,” said Barry Porter, regional CEO of the Red Cross in Eastern NC. “While the Red Cross is doing all that it can, we can’t do it alone. We are so grateful for the support of Tobacco Road Marathon and the running community to help us meet the needs of those suffering in the Gulf Coast.”

Please join Tobacco Road Marathon in their eighth annual fast, flat and fun races, knowing your registration will support thousands left homeless by devastating flooding in Texas and Louisiana. 

To register for the March 2018 races, visit

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.