FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21st, 2019
Publix announced as the Official Grocer for the 10th Annual Wrightsville Beach Marathon
Wilmington, NC – Publix, the largest employee owned grocery store in the United States, has been announced as the Official Grocer for the Wrightsville Beach Marathon, held on March 8th and 9th weekend.
“Having a grocery store support our runners is critical to the success of the race. We are thrilled to have Publix provide the nutrition for the athletes on course and at the finish line. Publix also went above and beyond during Hurricane Florence. They made every effort to open their doors as quickly as possible and help those in need. This shows how much they care for the community,” said Tom Clifford, Event Director.
The 10th annual event weekend takes place March 8-9, 2019 and features a full marathon, half marathon, relay marathon, SunTrust Glow Run 5K, 1-mile fun run, and a virtual run.
“Publix is pleased to support the Wrightsville Beach Marathon,” said Kim Reynolds, Publix media and community relations manager. “We are committed to supporting our customers’ health and wellness goals by providing healthy food options in our stores and through community partnerships such as this.”
The event has raised nearly $400,000 for local charities in its ten-year history, and the 2019 Marathon Madness Weekend will bring over 3,500 runners and their families to the Wilmington area.
About the Wrightsville Beach Marathon
The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wrightsville Beach Marathon is the largest running event in Wilmington, North Carolina and generates millions of dollars in economic impact each year. Net proceeds from the event benefit numerous local charities, including Health Possible, Inc. and the Landfall Foundation. For more information, please visit www.WrightsvilleBeachMarathon.com
Publix is privately owned and operated by its more than 200,000 employees, with 2017 sales of $34.6 billion. Currently, Publix has 1,212 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The company has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 21 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.