Coming this fall, team We Persevere for NC Beer will be competing in the inaugural Tuna Run 200 - a two hundred mile adventure relay running from Raleigh to Atlantic Beach, North Carolina on October 19-20, 2012. Starting at Lake Benson Park in Garner, this unique race will feature dozens of teams with 6-12 runners individually running day and night to the finish line on the Atlantic Beach boardwalk.
We Persevere for NC Beer includes 12 athletes and additional volunteers representing some of North Carolina's finest craft breweries, distributors and beer enthusiasts from across the state. Primary sponsorship for We Persevere for NC Beer comes from Kinston's own Mother Earth Brewing who also sponsors the race. Audra Marotta, CFO and adventure racer at Mother Earth started the team earlier in the year and quickly secured support from her employer while rounding up the athletes who will join her to tackle the 200 mile challenge this fall.
Additional sponsorship is desired to help the team with the cost of fuel, food and supplies during the 30-36 hour journey across eastern North Carolina. We Persevere for NC Beer is seeking support from North Carolina breweries, distributors and retailers that would be willing to help the team reach their goal of completing the Tuna Run 200 while spreading the word about all that is awesome with North Carolina beer! To inquire about sponsoring We Persevere for NC Beer, please contact Audra for details at email@example.com or @audragmarotta.
I will also be running on We Persevere for NC Beer and hosting a special page for the team and its supporters. Click on over using the tab at the top of the blog for more information on sponsors and to meet each member of our unique #ncbeer team.
Several members of We Persevere For NC Beer having post-run pints at Tyler's Taproom Durham