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Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. will serve as the title sponsor of a virtual 5K held in conjunction with the Big South Conference. The race will raise funds for youth athletic programs throughout the Southeast.

The Hercules Tires Big South Virtual 5K will be held Oct. 18 through Nov. 15 and will involve all 14 of the institutions affiliated with the Big South Conference. Anytime during the four-week window participants can run or walk a 5K — any location — and then record and submit their time online. Previous events have raised more than $160,000 for youth sports programs in the Charlotte N.C. area.

There are two options for entry fee packages. The $30 standard package includes a race t-shirt, bib and digital race bag, and the $45 deluxe package adds a finisher medal.

The first 100 registrants will receive a dust mask bandana from Hercules, and the winner of a randomly-selected grand prize will receive a set of Hercules tires.

“Hercules Tires has been around since 1952 and we continue to cultivate partnerships that not only grow brand awareness but also support the communities in which we live, work and play,” says Nakia Medlin, director of marketing for Hercules. “This virtual 5K event is a great way to expand our partnership with the Big South Conference and also get engaged with an event that supports local youth athletics.”

Find registration information here.

Hercules is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tire Distributors Inc.

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