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Running for a good cause
Each fall since 1992, runners from across the country have converged in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which stretches from Cleveland to Akron, Ohio, for the Towpath Marathon. The race is now part of a three-race series—the “Towpath Trilogy”—that’s run entirely within the park. The event’s earned an envious reputation. Runners World hails it as “one of the most beautiful race courses” in America.
Proceeds from each year’s races benefit the Ohio Canal Corridor. It’s an organization that preserves and promotes this historic park system.
For 2011 and 2012, Progressive is the Trilogy’s title sponsor. The sponsorship has a dual purpose. We’re promoting a worthy cause, while promoting Progressive to the thousands of runners and spectators in northeast Ohio.
Over 5,000 runners participated in the races in 2011, including hundreds of Progressive employees. We also had 60 employee volunteers at the races.
“Our headquarters and many of our employees call northeast Ohio home. So, this is a great opportunity to show that Progressive is a great place to work—and that this area is a great place to live,” says Recruiter Doug Champoir. “I’ve heard many runners and spectators say how thankful they are for our sponsorship, especially since race proceeds go to the Ohio Canal Corridor. Events like this help build our brand and our local communities.”
Want to join Progressive’s runners at the 2012 Trilogy race in October? Learn more about the event, and sign up here.
Proceeds from the Towpath Trilogy races through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park help preserve the park system.