Raleigh’s 11th annual hometown marathon will take place November 3-5, 2017.
Raleigh, NC, Sept. 8, 2017 — Raleigh’s hometown race is pleased to announce AT&T* as the title sponsor of the 2017 City of Oaks Marathon, set to take place for November 3-5, 2017. AT&T, a global leader in telecommunications, will provide a variety of engaging opportunities for runners throughout race weekend, including the AT&T course viewing theater at the pre-race expo as well as a race day runner communication center allowing participants to contact loved ones after their run.
AT&T has done business in North Carolina since 1879. The company uses the power of its network to build a better tomorrow, and its signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education – through technology, social innovation and relationships – to ensure all students have the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.
“Strength and endurance are critical to creating healthy and vibrant communities,” said Venessa Harrison, state president, AT&T North Carolina. “We’re proud to support the 2017 City of Oaks Marathon and the emphasis it puts on growth through physical challenge.”
AT&T also is promoting the event in many of its stores and encouraging employees and customers alike to participate.
“We are excited to partner with an organization in AT&T that is a clear leader in their industry and in our community,” said John Kane, Founder and CEO of Capstone Event Group (Capstone), organizer of the AT&T City of Oaks Marathon. “As a direct result of this partnership, City of Oaks participants and spectators will be better connected to their loved ones before, during, and after the race so each participant’s momentous accomplishment can be shared with those they most care about.”
After seeing tremendous participation growth of more than 30% in 2016, the AT&T City of Oaks Marathon expects to maintain that growth trajectory for its 11th annual event this November. Race weekend kicks off with the free two-day Duke Raleigh Health and Wellness Expo at the Raleigh Convention Center where runners will experience a variety of interactive vendors.
Race day provides a variety of distance options for runners to choose from, including the AT&T City of Oaks Marathon, UNC REX Healthcare Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, Old Reliable 10k, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Acorn 5k, and a Kids’ Mile. The race will start and finish on Hillsborough Street with a course that features many of Raleigh’s most scenic and iconic locations, including downtown Raleigh, NC State University, Meredith College, and the Capitol Area Greenways. After the race, participants will enjoy the LexisNexis post-race party featuring live music from local favorite Liquid Pleasure, free beer, food, vendors and more.
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About Capstone Event Group
Capstone Event Group (Capstone) is a sports marketing and events company based in Raleigh, NC focused on the production of road races and health and fitness events in medium to large sized cities. A customer service-focused organization, it is dedicated to providing first-class events for people where they live that are capstones of great achievement and life-changing experiences. Every Capstone event highlights the best of the host city, benefits local businesses from tourism traffic, and raises money for local charities. Capstone benefits entire families and communities – making a positive difference in each of its partnering cities. Learn more at capstoneraces.com.