October 17, 2014
Durham, N.C. – Quintiles and the Bull City Race Fest have announced a new partnership naming Quintiles as the event’s first-ever title sponsor. The weekend of events, which includes a half-marathon, five-mile race, one-mile run and food truck rodeo, will be renamed the Quintiles Bull City Race Fest beginning in 2015.
“Partnering with a global company based in Durham that is deeply committed to health, wellness, education and community is the perfect fit,” said Steve Lackey, Event Producer. “We are thrilled that Quintiles will be supporting our event at such a major level and excited to launch future programs related to the sponsorship that will make a huge impact in our communities.”
“This is a unique, fun and healthy event that gives back to the Durham community. We’re proud to be associated with it, and look forward to growing together,” said Steve Brechbiel, Sr. Director, Community Relations at Quintiles.
Held on the American Tobacco Historic District, the half-marathon course takes runners through Downtown Durham, several Durham neighborhoods and sections of Duke University’s campus. The inaugural event in 2013 drew 5,900 runners, making it the largest race in Durham’s history and among the largest in the region.
The Bull City Race Fest has partnered with Durham Habitat for Humanity as the official beneficiary and has set a goal to build 10 new homes over the next five years. “We are proud to be in a position to work with Habitat for Humanity of Durham to make such a difference in the lives of families in our community,” said Steve Lackey. “It’s a genuine honor for all of us to work with this organization and their leadership team.”
Help Get Sponsors, a full service sponsorship sales and management company based in Raleigh, N.C., secured the sponsorship on behalf of its client, the Bull City Race Fest.
The 2nd annual Bull City Race Fest will be held Sunday October 19, 2014.
About Bull City Race Fest
The Bull City Race Fest and Food Truck Rodeo is the culmination of a world-class running experience and a world-class eating experience, all in a world-class city. The event is produced by Durham-based Endurance Magazine and showcases historic downtown Durham, Duke University, and the adjacent neighborhoods. With an annual economic impact of over $1 million, the Bull City Race Fest delivers real value to its participants, sponsors and the overall Durham community. The event has something for the fastest runners and families alike. Choose from half-marathon, five-mile and one-mile distances and enjoy a fall morning of running and post-race food provided by the area’s best food trucks. Run Local. BullCityRaceFest.com
Quintiles (NYSE: Q), a Fortune 500 company, is the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services. With a network of more than 30,000 employees conducting business in approximately 100 countries, we helped develop or commercialize all of 2013’s top-100 best-selling drugs on the market. Quintiles applies the breadth and depth of our service offerings along with extensive therapeutic, scientific and analytics expertise to help our customers navigate an increasingly complex healthcare environment as they seek to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of better healthcare outcomes. To learn more about Quintiles, please visit www.quintiles.com.