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Marathon to Benefit ALS Research
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill


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FS Series, a complete event production, timing and scoring solutions company for any size event, has partnered with Team Drea Foundation, Team Chris Combs, and Jason Capel to help fund ALS research by donating proceeds from the RDC Marathon and Half Marathon. Through their combined efforts, they hope to raise $50,000. The road race will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017, with the start and finish lines located at The Streets at Southpoint shopping mall in Durham.

Andrea Lytle Peet founded Team Drea Foundation in 2015. Peet, an active triathlete, was diagnosed with ALS at the age 33 but did not let the diagnosis stop her from continuing to compete in challenging races. Team Drea Foundation funds research pursuing the cure of ALS and seeks to encourage and inspire those affected by ALS.

Chris Combs, an NC State baseball standout, was diagnosed with ALS in May 2016. After receiving news of the diagnosis, Combs decided he wanted to fight back to strike out ALS. Team Chris Combs raises money for the research of FDA approved drugs that may be repurposed for curing ALS.

Jason Capel, a college basketball analyst for ESPNU and the ACC Network/Raycom Sports, was affected by ALS when his father, Jeff Capel, an army veteran and former Old Dominion men’s basketball head coach, was diagnosed with ALS in the spring of 2016.

“We are honored to join Andrea, Chris, and Jason in their efforts of spreading awareness of ALS and helping find a cure,” said Jason Biggs, race organizer and FS Series co-owner. “Through these partnerships, we hope to bring all runners and spectators together for a successful inaugural event that will have a positive impact on all those affected by the devastating disease.”

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