Post by Bornthrilla on Sept 2, 2022 8:57:50 GMT -5
Duke’s Mayo Classic Kicks Off Game Day with Mad Miles HBCU Pride Run
Community is invited to participate in a free group run/walk ahead of Aggie-Eagle Classic
Charlotte, NC -- September 1, 2022 -- Charlotte Sports Foundation, Mad Miles Run Club, and Around the Crown 10K presented by Truist are collaborating to offer a Mad Miles HBCU Pride Run on Saturday, September 3 at 10:00 a.m. at Camp North End ahead of the Duke’s Mayo Classic game later that day. The event is free, open to all abilities, and invites all members of the community to participate.
Aimed at bringing the community together, the HBCU Pride Run is one of several events leading up to the historic 100th anniversary of the Aggie-Eagle Classic rivalry football game. “We’re excited to help bring to life the HBCU Pride Run because Mad Miles Run Club does so much for our community and is bringing one of the largest teams to participate in this year’s Around the Crown 10K race. It will be nice to support them in this way,” said Brian Mister, race director for Around the Crown 10K presented by Truist. “The HBCU Pride Run is directly in alignment with our mission at Around the Crown 10K in making our start line look and feel like our community. Also, helping Camp North End, the host of the HBCU Pride Run, continue to become one of the major running hubs of Charlotte is something Cornell and I have talked about for awhile so I’m looking forward to the event happening there.”
“We believe the partnership with Mad Miles Run Club, Around the Crown 10K presented by Truist, and Charlotte Sports Foundation will create an electric environment that will kick off an incredible Duke’s Mayo Classic game day,” shared Danny Morrison, Executive Director of Charlotte Sports Foundation. “We look forward to running and walking with hundreds of fans and celebrating a fun weekend of events in Charlotte.”
"We're glad to bring HBCUs and its Alumni to the forefront for this amazing weekend in Charlotte,” said Cornell Jones, Mad Miles Run Club founder and leader. “We are thankful for the partnerships created through this effort and excited to see it grow."
For more information on the HBCU Pride Run/Walk, visit charlottesports.org or contact Miller Yoho, email@example.com.
Charlotte Sports Foundation
The mission of the [CharlotteSports.org]Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF), a 501(c)(3), is to provide leadership for sports-based initiatives that result in a positive impact on the economy and quality of life in the Charlotte region. CSF was created in the spring of 2013 as a combined entity of Charlotte’s two primary sports development groups, Charlotte Collegiate Football and the Charlotte Regional Sports Commission. Its origins can be traced to the vision of Charlotte civic leaders after the very successful hosting of the 1994 NCAA Men’s Final Four.
The Foundation also provides support for recruitment and operation of other local sporting events, and spearheads Charlotte’s continued growth as a preferred host for premier national and regional sporting events. The events include college basketball’s Jumpman Invitational, college football’s Duke’s Mayo Bowl, Subway ACC Football Championship Game and Duke’s Mayo Classic.
The Board of Directors that guides the Charlotte Sports Foundation boasts a dynamic roster of top Charlotte civic and business leaders. Please visit www.CharlotteSports.org for more information.