Damazonia Chocolates Sponsors Runterra Race Series in Gaithersburg

Washington, DC, February 17, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Today, Damazonia Chocolates (www.damazoniachocolates.com), a chocolatier combining dark chocolate and exotic power fruits from the Amazon Region of Brazil, became a major sponsor for the runterra Gaithersburg 8K running race (www.runterra.com). Damazonia Chocolates hopes to introduce all of the health benefits of their delicious chocolate with eco-friendly packaging to runners and expo attendees at runterra’s first race in Gaithersburg, MD on March 29, 2009. runterra Gaithersburg 8K race is a spotlight event for the Go Green America Expo whose goal is to bring clean energy solutions to everyday people. Together, runterra and Damazonia Chocolates hope to educate everyday athletes and consumers on how to incorporate small lifestyle changes that make a big impact on preserving our planet and fueling our bodies.

Why combine chocolate with a running event? Damazonia Chocolates are packed with powerful anti-oxidants and vitamins to strengthen the immune system and improve stamina. Runners are always looking for ways to improve their stamina. Damazonia also benefits the Amazon Region of Brazil by utilizing fruits from the region (acai, brazil nuts, cupuacu, and bacuri). Runterra is proud to supply an fitness-based platform to showcase the health benefits found in Damazonia Chocolates.

Runterra Gaithersburg 8K participants will receive free entry into the Go Green America Expo a reusable grocery bag filled with goodies from PREVENTION Magazine and other sponsors, discounted race entries for using alternative transportation, and a tree planted for every runner to help off-set their carbon footprint. With the help of eco-friendly companies like Damazonia Chocolates, Runterra hopes to continue spreading simple ways runners can keep the planet healthy and happy.

About Runterra – 703-586-5037 - The Runterra Race Series is the first major U.S. multi-event running race series using a “green” platform to produce races that will have a minimal impact on the environment. Ultimately, the goal of Runterra is to produce a race that is 100% “green. Because runners log many miles on dirt trails, mountain sides, pavement, streets, and even snow they are the perfect audience to help make a big impact on preserving the planet. Now Runterra is asking runners to take a stand toward preserving the earth; learn ways in which they can live a little (or a lot) more green. By working alongside successful green expos nationwide, Runterra will stage events where runners join efforts to create less waste by using recyclable or biodegradable products, lower fuel emissions by providing plenty of access to public transportation and incentives for walking or biking to the event, and more flexibility for runners by including a virtual race. Runterra is a division of national non-profit seeMOMMYrun.com. For more information visit www.runterra.com.

Andrea Vincent