Hercules Tires Big South Virtual 5K
October 16, 2020
Raises Funds for Local Athletics Programs
CHARLOTTE (October 16, 2020) – Hercules Tires, is partnering with the Big South Conference as the title sponsor of the Hercules Tires Big South Virtual 5K, which will be held October 18 through November 15 to raise funds for local youth athletic programs in the Charlotte area and throughout the Southeast.
The virtual event, which includes involvement of all 14 Big South member and affiliate member institutions, provides participants a four-week window to run or walk the 5K from any location, record and submit their time online. The event has raised more than $160,000 in its history for the Charlotte area. This year’s entry fees include two packages: Standard ($30), which includes a race t-shirt, bib and digital race bag; and Deluxe ($45), which adds a finisher medal. The grand prize giveaway for the event – a set of four Hercules Tires -- will be randomly selected, while the first 100 registrants receive a dust mask bandana courtesy of Hercules Tires.
“Hercules Tires has been around since 1952 and we continue to cultivate partnerships that not only grow brand awareness but also supports the communities in which we live, work and play,” said Hercules Director of Marketing Nakia Medlin. “This virtual 5K event is a great way to expand our partnership with the Big South Conference and also get engaged with an event that supports local youth athletics.”
To register or to learn more about the event, visit www.BigSouth5k.com and make sure to follow #BigSouthVirtual5K and #HerculesTires on Twitter and Instagram.
About Hercules Tires
Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry's premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck and specialty tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support, and unsurpassed value.
Hercules is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tire Distributors, Inc. American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires in the North American replacement tire market. The company offers an unsurpassed breadth and depth of inventory, frequent delivery and value-added services to approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada.
WHAT’S THE BIG SOUTH?
Founded in 1983, the Big South Conference has been an exemplary leader in college athletics, dedicated to developing student-athletes through the pursuit of excellence in the classroom, community and field of play. The league’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is made evident by its multitude of athletic accomplishments, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages and most importantly, its commitment to fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of its student-athletes. Comprised of 11 member institutions (Campbell University, Charleston Southern University, Gardner-Webb University, Hampton University, High Point University, Longwood University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, UNC Asheville, USC Upstate and Winthrop University, plus football members Kennesaw State University, Monmouth University and the University of North Alabama, and future member North Carolina A&T University) sharing a common geographic region and similar academic values and purposes, the Big South’s remarkable history of achievement is characterized by the league’s 19 championship sports and the profound academic and life successes of its more than 4,000 student-athletes. The Big South Conference: Where Winners Are Made.