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Marathon On Myrtle In Stamford To Support Family Centers

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STAMFORD, Conn. – Runners from Family Centers, Toyota of Stamford and the greater Stamford community will lace up their sneakers to give local families a holiday to remember.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, teams of runners will take to the several treadmills that will be set up in Toyota of Stamford’s showroom at 20 Myrtle Ave. Runners on the treadmills will cover the 26.2-mile marathon distance – all while raising funds to purchase holiday gifts and basic living necessities for Stamford families in need.

The event, dubbed the Marathon on Myrtle, is an annual fundraising collaboration between Family Centers and Toyota of Stamford.

“Events like this allow us to strengthen our relationships in the community, while raising funds and awareness for Family Centers and all the people it serves,” said Brandon Campbell, Toyota of Stamford’s General Sales Manager.

Fitness professionals will be on hand to provide runners and attendees with body fat screenings, heart rate monitoring and fitness instruction. Melt Mobile will also sell its famous grilled cheese sandwiches, with 10 percent benefiting the Marathon on Myrtle.

Casey’s Tavern, located at 85 Woodside St. in Stamford, will host a post-relay party beginning at 6 p.m. Bottomless cups of Miller Lite will be on sale for $5, with all proceeds benefiting the “Marathon on Myrtle.” The event will also feature a 50/50 drawing and live music.

Last year’s inaugural event raised more than $5,000. In addition to supporting Stamford families, the Marathon on Myrtle also raises funds to allow Family Centers to offer preschool scholarships.

To register or sponsor a runner, visit the event's website. For more information, contact Bill Brucker at bbrucker@familycenters.org or 203-869-4848.

The 2013 Marathon on Myrtle is sponsored by Toyota of Stamford, JuJu.com, Underground Fitness, Casey’s Tavern, Colony Grill, Bonjo Coffee and Fleet Feet Sports Stamford.

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