Raleigh, NC (PressExposure) February 06, 2009 -- MS Events, the volunteer organization coordinating several Triangle area bike and foot races, announces today the inaugural St. Pattyâs Run Green 8K (www.stpattysrungreen.com) is scheduled for Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m. The race, to be held in downtown Raleigh, will start and finish at Moore Square.
An earth-friendly event, the run is the first Race Without a Trace in Raleigh. Profits from the race benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Eastern North Carolina.
âWe love that this event supports both the local needs of people afflicted with MS and the environment,â says Bruce Bokish, MS Events director.
As a part of Endurance Magazineâs Race Without a Trace series, the St. Pattyâs Run Green 8K is minimizing landfill waste through the use of electronic race packets and compostable food and drink containers. Each participant will receive an Amphipod handheld water bottle to reduce paper cup use at water stops. The race also promotes earth-friendly education with the addition of an expo area.
âOur role in developing the Race Without a Trace series is to create as much influence for environmental sustainability as possible,â says Thys Wind, director of events at Endurance Magazine.
The St. Pattyâs Run Green 8K is a U.S.A. Track and Field sanctioned competitive race that takes runners through a newly certified, downtown course. The race utilizes ChampionChipÂ® timing to assure competitive accuracy.
Presenting sponsors Fleet Feet Sports of Raleigh, Tir na nOg Irish Pub and BrooksÂ® Sports are awarding more than 30 prizes. Prize divisions include: the fastest male and female runners in 12 different age groups, fastest overall, fastest master runner, and fastest kilt-wearing runner. In addition, every one-hundredth race participant to finish receives a free pair of Brooks shoes.
For more race information or to register online, visit http://www.stpattysrungreen.com or call (919) 349-1719.
About MS Events: MS Events is composed of volunteer coordinators who manage local bike and foot races that donate funds to area nonprofits. Currently, race profits benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Eastern North Carolina. 2009 races include: St. Pattyâs Run Green 8K, Cup Nâ Cone Bike Tour and the Ridgewood Turkey Trot. The committee also organizes a team for Bike MS. For more information, visit http://www.mseventsnc.com or contact Bruce Bokish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Race Without a Trace: The Race Without a Trace initiative was developed by Endurance Magazine. The initiative serves as a basis for all events to empower and enable collective communities to embrace positive change in attitudes toward environmental sustainability. The magazine and its initiative are committed to improving the environment and reversing the negative impacts on climate change. Visit http://www.endurancemag.com/go-green.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society: The National MS Society helps individuals address the challenges of living with MS through their 50-state network of local chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org.