NHRMC Wilmington Marathon Names Official Bank Sponsor

February 13, 2020

BB&T and SunTrust now Truist committed to enhancing and growing the event.

BB&T and SunTrust now Truist committed to enhancing and growing the event.

Wilmington, NC – BB&T and SunTrust now Truist and the NHRMC Wilmington Marathon Weekend announced a major partnership naming of the longstanding running event. The 11th annual NHRMC Wilmington Marathon and Runner’s Expo is set to take place March 20-21, 2020.

“We are incredibly excited to add a sponsor like BB&T and SunTrust now Truist that consistently supports area events and charities,” said Tom Clifford, Event Director. “The addition of major, well known and respected brands like the BB&T and SunTrust now Truist elevate the status and visibility of the NHRMC Wilmington Marathon as we strive to always improve and continue to grow.”

“We are proud to join with New Hanover Regional Medical Center to support this year’s Marathon and Runner’s Expo”, said Charlie Mattox, Market President for the bank.  “It is an exciting and growing event that is important to our local area.  I personally hope that in years to come that this annual race continues to draw thousands of runners and their families promoting healthy and active lifestyles while enjoying our beautiful coastal community.”

BB&T and SunTrust now Truist and the event team designed the partnership to enhance the overall experience for runners, spectators, visitors and the residents of the Cape Fear region. The partnership will provide an enhanced expo, special discounts for runners and promotions designed to amplify the marketing of the event and bring more participants and spectators to the Wilmington Area.

“The additional marketing is an important aspect of any of our larger partnerships because we redesigned the course to start at Johnny Mercer Pier and finish on Water Street in Downtown Wilmington making this a point to point destination race,” added Clifford. “Our sponsors help get the word out that this will be one of the top marathon courses in the country. We also want residents and visitors to be aware of the new road closures.”

For more information please visit: WilmingtonNCMarathon.com

Proactive Lifestyle Events

Proactive Lifestyle Events is a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization that produces athletic events, including running events of various distances, and other endurance events to serve the local community of the entire Wilmington, North Carolina region. We strive to create a world class experience, promote health and fitness for all ages, and give back to our community.

BB&T and SunTrust now Truist

Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven company dedicated to building a better future for its clients, teammates and communities. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist is one of the nation’s largest financial services holding companies offering a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist serves approximately 10 million households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at Truist.com.

Without Limits

Without Limits produces the NHRMC Wilmington Marathon, Battleship NC Half Marathon, and the Southern Tour Ultra, also has an Apparel Division which provides race apparel to customers across the United States. They also operate a Coaching Division that has helped athletes to achieve US Olympic Trial honors while also supporting hundreds of adult and youth athletes reach their goals through coaching and training programs. In 2018 Without Limits also launched the Runners Daily Vitamin, a nutritional support formula to maintain health, optimize performance and promote recovery in runners and endurance athletes.

More info: http://www.iamwithoutlimits.com

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

New Hanover Regional Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals, outpatient centers and physician practices serve as the primary healthcare provider for Southeastern North Carolina. The healthcare system provides quality care in multiple specialties including cardiac, oncology, neurology, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, orthopedics, trauma, behavioral health and others. The NHRMC Physician Group encompasses more than 280 providers serving in 20 specialties. NHRMC is dedicated to providing patients with high quality care and an excellent experience. Our mission, Leading Our Community to Outstanding Health, reflects our belief that our commitment to you extends beyond the doors of our facilities as we work with you to build a healthier community. Visit www.nhrmc.org for more information.