Platinum Sponsors Announced For The Magnificent Mile

Top Quote Sarah Roberts-Witt, organizer and inspiration behind The Magnificent Mile Race, announces today platinum sponsors of the September 19 fundraising event. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 11, 2010 - RALEIGH, N.C -Sarah Roberts-Witt, organizer and inspiration behind The Magnificent Mile Race (, announces today platinum sponsors of the September 19 fundraising event. Proceeds from the fifth annual event will benefit the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation (, a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for rare upper motor neuron disorders.

    Platinum sponsors include:

    Articulon (
    Bronto (
    Capital Area Soccer League (
    Falls Village Veterinary Hospital (
    Oak Grove Technologies (
    The Athletes Foot (
    Umstead Park United Church of Christ (

    "Many of our sponsors have been a part of The Magnificent Mile Race for several years," says Roberts-Witt. "I am grateful for the continued support and generosity of these organizations. They play an enormous role in making our annual event such a success."

    The Magnificent Mile Race is the first of the eight-race Second Empire Grand-Prix Fall Series. It serves as the USATF North Carolina State one-mile championship and includes a recreational run/walk, kids' races, entertainment, food and family-friendly activities. The event is part of Endurance Magazine's Race Without a Trace initiative, which encourages sustainable and environmentally conscious activities, and the NC-USATF-Endurance Magazine 2010 Long Distance Running Championship Series.

    About The Magnificent Mile Race:
    Sarah Roberts-Witt, co-founder and inspiration behind The Magnificent Mile Race, was an avid runner and marathoner until developing primary lateral sclerosis in 2004. She is now confined to a wheelchair and is unable to speak. This race combines her love of running with her desire to find a cure for motor neuron disease. The Magnificent Mile Race has raised more than $150,000 to fund research grants awarded by the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation. Visit

    About Spastic Paraplegia Foundation:
    The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation (SPF) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization founded in 2000 and the beneficiary of The Magnificent Mile Race. Its primary mission is to find a cure for two rare upper motor neuron disorders, primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) and hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), and to raise awareness of their devastating effects. Some 86 percent of its funds go to this mission. Since its inception, the SPF has awarded more than $2 million in research grants. To learn more, visit

    * The Magnificent Mile is a trademark owned and licensed by The Greater North Michigan Avenue Association.

    Media Contact:
    Brian Van Norman
    brian ( @ ) articulon dot com

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