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Boston Marathon Tune-Up Event Races to 18th Year

Portsmouth, NH, March 12, 2013 --( Piscataqua Savings Bank and Sevigney Lyons Insurance Agency lead the pack as inaugural sponsors.

The 18th Annual Eastern States 20 Mile and 14th Annual Run For The Border Half Marathon are approaching the home stretch leading to this year’s event. The event runs from Portsmouth to Salisbury, drawing elite runners training for the Boston Marathon and bucket listers alike. Running concurrently at 11 AM on Sunday, March 24th, the Eastern States 20 Mile starts behind Portsmouth High School and the Run For The Border Half Marathon starts at Wallis Sands Beach. Both races speed along Route 1A and finish at the Massachusetts border in Salisbury.

“Elite and recreational runners alike are drawn to our flat, fast course and the scenic, refreshing beauty of Route 1A, as well as our tradition of providing a last long training run for many preparing for the Boston Marathon three weeks hence,” said event Founder and Race Director Don Allison. “Every year we share proceeds with seven non-profit and community supporters, so having inaugural sponsors Piscataqua Savings Bank and Sevigney Lyons Insurance Agency ensures we will continue our legacy of giving back.”

“As the only mutual bank in Portsmouth today and a cornerstone of the community, we are proud to support this elite competition and in turn, the non-profit and community organizations it supports,” said Piscataqua Savings Bank President and CEO Rick Wallis.

“Being a runner, I look forward to not only signing on as an inaugural sponsor but running in the Eastern States 20 Mile myself,” said Sevigney Lyons CEO Lucas Sevigney.

Runners interested in participating in this years event can register online at Non-profit and community organizations benefiting from proceeds of the event include: Seacoast Girl Scouts of America, Seacoast Boy Scouts of America, Coastal Athletic Association, Maine Track Club, Rochester Runners, Mystic Runners and Friends of the Ashworth By the Sea Hotel.
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