Publix Picks Up Georgia Marathon Title
Publix has signed a multi-year deal making Publix the new title sponsor of the Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon. Publix replaces ING, which had sponsored the Marathin since 2007. The race will now be called the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon.
“We feel that Publix and the Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon are a perfect fit,” said Founding Partner and CEO of US Road Sports, Greg Laird. “This expanded relationship gives the race a great local partner that will continue to make the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon one of the premier running events in the Southeast.”
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the new deal with Publix will run for a two year term. Financial details were not disclosed.
“Publix is committed to supporting the communities where we do business,” said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix Super Markets. “We support the Georgia Marathon and other races throughout the southeast because it gives us an opportunity to encourage others to eat right and to strive to become physically fit,” said Reid.