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The Charleston Marathon will hold a registration event at presenting sponsor Harris Teeter’s Six Mile location in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. The event will offer discounts to those who sign up for the marathon, half-marathon or 5K race scheduled for Jan. 19, 2013.
“We will offer 10 percent off the registration fee that day, and another 5 percent off for Harris Teeter VIC cardholders,” noted Liz Alford, executive director of the Charleston Marathon. “We will also hold a raffle for a free entry for anyone who signs up that day.”
Appropriately, the event will also feature a special performance by R.B. Stall High School’s Steel Drum Band. “The creation of the Steel Drum Program was made possible by a grant funded from proceeds of the 2011 Charleston Marathon,” explained Sean McGrew, Stall’s director of world percussion. “The grant gave us enough money to buy drums for five more students per class, which has an impact of 30 students per year.”
The Charleston Marathon was created to benefit the Youth Endowment for the Arts (YEA), a nonprofit initiative supporting equitable, quality fine arts programming for Charleston-area children.
“We think the registration event at our Six Mile location is a great way to not only connect customers to the Charleston Marathon, but also remind them of how proceeds from the marathon are used to benefit local schools,” said Catherine Reuhl Becker, communication manager for Matthews, N.C.-based Harris Teeter.
The registration event marks the Southeast regional grocer’s second year of involvement with the annual marathon.