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February 27, 2021

SunTrust Bank to Title Sponsor of the 5K Glow Run

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10th Annual NHRMC Wrightsville Beach Marathon Taps SunTrust Bank as
Title Sponsor of the 5K Glow Run

Wilmington, NC – SunTrust Bank, a leader in consumer and commercial banking throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, has been announced as the Title Sponsor of the 5K Glow Run, held on Friday evening before the half and full marathon Marathon Madness weekend of the 10th Annual New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wrightsville Beach Marathon.

“SunTrust Bank is a welcome addition to our Marathon Madness weekend, and their support as a benefactor for the non-profit organization, Health Possible, Inc. for the 10th annual event is outstanding. We are grateful to have a partner that supports our mission,” 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.

“The SunTrust 5K Glow Run is a wonderful fun, family event to kick off the weekend,” continued Clifford. “The 5K course will be held on the beautiful University of North Carolina at Wilmington campus and will be the first ever Glow Run!”

“SunTrust is delighted to support the Glow Run and the Wrightsville Beach Marathon. SunTrust encourages people to move from financial stress to financial confidence via our On Up movement, and we know that physical well-being can have a tremendous impact on financial well-being.” said Sandy Spiers, SunTrust’s City President for Wilmington

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

About SunTrust Bank
SunTrust Bank is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for the people, businesses, and communities it serves. As one of the nation’s largest and strongest financial services companies, it offers a full suite of products and services designed to meet the needs of its consumer, business, corporate and institutional clients. For more information, please visit


Proactive Lifestyle Events is a 501C3 Non Profit Organization that puts on athletic events, particularly marathon races and endurance events to serve the local community of Wilmington, North Carolina and surrounding areas. We strive to create a world class experience, promote health and fitness for all ages, and give back to our community.