Ingrid Punderson Jackson Real Estate Returns as Middlebury Maple Run’s Title SponsorBy Sue Hoxie
Local business support is vital to race’s financial success
Middlebury, Vermont – December 5, 2012 – The organizing committee for the “Middlebury Maple Run – The Sweetest Half” is pleased to announce that Ingrid Punderson Jackson (IPJ) Real Estate will be returning as the race’s title sponsor. Scheduled for Sunday, May 5th with a start time of 9 a.m., the Middlebury Maple Run is one of New England’s “must-do” races with an estimated 800 to 1,000 runners expected for the 2013 edition.
“Supporting the race really is a pleasure for us. The Middlebury Maple Run is so awesome and I love that it draws people from all over the region—and the country,” said Ingrid Punderson Jackson. “Plus, we love that the race is so well run!”
The proceeds from 2012’s Middlebury Maple Run were donated to several worthwhile charities. A total of $6,500 was distributed among one national charity, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and several Addison County-based charities, H.O.P.E., Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Center, Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Girls on the Run, MVAA, and the Middlebury Police Department.
Local lodging properties, restaurants and merchants will reap benefits as well. Approximately 40% of the runners have been from out of state—the majority from neighboring New England states and New York. Many runners will be traveling with family and friends resulting in more than 1,000 visitors in the area during race weekend. The Addison County Chamber of Commerce estimates the Middlebury Maple Run provides direct economic impact to the area of at least $100,000.
Organizing and hosting a 13-mile footrace is a large undertaking and the organizing committee is soliciting additional sponsorships. If you’re interested in learning how race sponsorship can benefit your business, please contact Andrea Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ingrid Punderson Jackson Real Estate
IPJ Real Estate is a small, boutique office conveniently located on Main Street in Middlebury. They are a full-service real estate agency offering exceptional service to buyers and sellers. IPJ’s full-time Brokers are qualified, educated professionals with experience in the field and strong connections to the community.
About the Middlebury Maple Run Organizers
The Middlebury Maple Run was started in 2009 by a group of local runners to raise funds for charity and to create an event that brings visitors to the Middlebury area during a time of year when there are fewer visitors. The Middlebury Maple Run organizing committee is made up of: Terry Aldrich, Middlebury College; Benj Deppman, Deppman & Foley; Dave Donahue, Middlebury College; Sue Hoxie, Race Co-Director, Addison County Chamber of Commerce; Angelo Lynn, Addison Independent; Andrea Solomon, Race Co-Director. The event website is www.middleburymaplerun.com.