St. Jude country music marathon & half marathon presented by Nissan
Nissan has partnered with St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon in Nashville on Saturday, April 26. The partnership between Nissan and the race includes presenting sponsorship of the half-marathon. The 2014 Nissan Rogue will be in use as an official Marathon pace car, one of 20 Nissan support vehicles.
Nashville-area Nissan employees will also play a big role in the 15th annual race with about 400 employees from Nissan’s headquarters in nearby Franklin, Tenn. expected to participate in the marathon or half-marathon on Saturday. Over 100 Nissan employees, friends and family are volunteering at the Nissan Water Station along the course.
“Nissan is proud to once again support our hometown marathon and Health & Fitness Expo, as well as the great work of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Jon Brancheau, vice president, marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. “Our employees really get behind the weekend’s events, both as race participants and volunteers, as part of our year-round efforts to support our commitment to the local communities around the world where we live and work.”
“We’re thankful to have a great partner in Nissan and their commitment to this event has lead to another year of success for both companies,” said Sean Clottu, Vice President of Sales Development & Activation at Competitor Group. “Given Nissan’s North America headquarters is in the Nashville area, this is a significant market for them to support the local community and reinforce their passion for fitness and performance. We look forward to working together to develop new and innovative ways to engage participants through memorable event experiences and support runners on the completion of this significant milestone.”
St. Jude Country Music Marathon & Half-Marathon presented by Nissan begins at 7 a.m. CT on Saturday, April 26 at Nashville’s Centennial Park. The course continues through past Belmont University, Tennessee State Capitol Building, Shelby Park and Cumberland River and finishes at LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans.
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