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Brittany Durkin - 423.790.7901 - 

Cleveland@TerraRunning.com - www.ClevelandHalf.com



March 12, 2018

Bayer Named as Presenting Sponsor of 5k at Cleveland Half Marathon

Cleveland, TN, March 12, 2018– Terra Running Company is excited to announce that Bayer U.S. will be the title sponsor of the 5k at the Cleveland Half Marathon and 5k on May 12, 2018.

              “We are honored to partner with Bayer on this great local event,” said David Durkin, race director of the Cleveland Half Marathon & 5k and owner of Terra Running Company. “Bayer is a great community partner here in Cleveland, and we are proud to help promote their quality brands made right here in town.”

Coppertone and Claritin are brands supporting the sponsorship with samples for Cleveland Half Marathon & 5k participants and involvement on race day. Both Coppertone sunscreen and Claritin allergy medication are made in the Bayer Cleveland, TN plant.

The Cleveland Half Marathon and 5k Sponsored by Bayer will be held on May 12, 2018, in Cleveland, TN. The race is in it’s second year and sold out days before race day in 2017. The 13.1 mile and 3.1 mile races start and finish at the Bradley County Courthouse, with routes that take participants on a scenic tour of all of the best parts of Cleveland, including through Lee University, the historic district, the Cleveland Greenway, and the downtown business district. Interested participants and volunteers can find more info at ClevelandHalf.com.

“We are thrilled to be the Title sponsor of this year’s 5K race,” said Pete Ochel, Bayer’s Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at the Cleveland site. “Bayer cares deeply about Cleveland and all of the communities in the United States where our colleagues live and work. In addition, it is vitally important for us to be involved in local events that promote wellness and a healthy lifestyle.”

The Bayer Consumer Health manufacturing site located in Cleveland, TN employs approximately 500 on the 60+ acre campus on Michigan Avenue Road.  Originally founded in 1979 as a Dr. Scholl’s distribution center, the site now produces Bayer brands such as Coppertone®, Claritin®, MiraLAX®, Afrin®, Coricidin®, Alka-Seltzer®, A&D®, Lotrimin®, Tinactin®, and Dr. Scholl’s®.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Brittany Durkin at 423.790.7901 or email at Cleveland@TerraRunning.com.

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