St. Patty?s Run Green 8K Caps off MS Awareness Week

The inaugural St. Patty?s Run Green 8K concludes national MS Awareness Week (March 2-8). Orange Man, the MS Society?s silent leader, will attend the race continuing his effort to educate North Carolinians about the disease.

RALEIGH, N.C. ? This Sunday, March 8, the inaugural St. Patty?s Run Green 8K ( concludes national MS Awareness Week (March 2-8). Profits from the event benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Eastern North Carolina.

?We are thrilled to have Orange Man join us for this new race,? says Bruce Bokish, director of MS Events, the nonprofit coordinating the fundraiser. ?Informing people about the effects of MS and raising funds for research and programs helping those afflicted with the disease are exactly the reasons our MS Events team organizes benefit races in the Triangle.?

The St. Patty?s Run Green 8K builds upon MS Events? previous success with the Ridgewood Turkey Trot and the Cup ?N Cone Tour. The inaugural green race takes runners through a newly certified course in downtown Raleigh. In addition to the competitive 8K, Sunday?s event includes a eco-educational exposition and post-race party hosted by Tir na nOg Irish Pub. To learn more or to register for the event, visit

About St. Patty?s Run Green 8K:
St. Patty?s Run Green 8K is scheduled for Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m. in downtown Raleigh?s Moore Square. An earth-friendly celebration, the St. Patty?s Run Green 8K is the first sustainable Race Without a Trace in Raleigh. Profits from the race benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Eastern North Carolina. The race aims to minimize landfill waste through the use of electronic race packets and compostable food and drink containers. The first 500 participants will receive a handheld Amphipod water bottle to reduce cup use at water stops. The race also promotes earth-friendly education with the addition of an expo area. Competitive race prizes will be awarded by Fleet Feet Sports. An after-race party with live music will take place in front of Tir na nOg Irish Pub. To register, visit

About MS Events:
MS Events is a Triangle nonprofit, dedicated to coordinating bike and foot races that raise funds and awareness for local causes. The organization began as a group of volunteers and continues today as such with nonprofit certification. Currently MS Events raises funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Eastern North Carolina. This year?s events include: St. Patty?s Run Green 8K, Cup ?N Cone Tour and the Ridgewood Turkey Trot. For more information, visit

About the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society:
The National MS Society helps individuals address the challenges of living with MS through their 50-state network of local chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Visit

Media Contacts:
Cindy Stranad
(919) 232-5008
cindy ( @ ) articulon dot com

Bruce Bokish
(919) 349-1719
msevents ( @ ) yahoo dot com


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