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Rock This Town humanitarian relief effort in mid-Tennessee


Rock This Town, a program of the IRONMAN Foundation and the charitable program for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, has launched a humanitarian relief effort campaign in response to tornado damage in mid-Tennessee.

Funds raised will support recovery efforts and service projects in the greater race community for the St Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon taking place on April 25-26, 2020.

Rock This Town is dedicated to creating a positive impact across event city locations through grant funding and volunteerism. To support local relief efforts the IRONMAN Foundation has matched the US$10,000 donation made by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation to the Music City Inc Foundation.

“We stand with the staff of The IRONMAN Group regional office in Nashville along with the local community and call upon our greater IRONMAN and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series community to join us in helping bring assistance in this time of need,” said Sarah Hartmann, Executive Director of the IRONMAN Foundation.

“The areas affected will require ongoing assistance and donations, and service projects will be critically important for their continued recovery efforts.”

In an effort to give back to the local Nashville community, Rock This Town will offer a hands-on Service Project Day taking place on Sunday, April 26 to assist the community with rebuilding. Additional information can be found at ironmanfoundation.org/relief.

To help raise funds for those in need, the IRONMAN Foundation has set up three ways to help with the Nashville Relief Effort:

  • Donate – All donations will fund Rock This Town Humanitarian Relief Effort Grants awarded at the 2020 St Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon.
  • T-shirt sales – 100% of the proceeds raised through the sale of a custom ‘Nashville Strong’ Relief T-Shirt will go towards Rock This Town’s Humanitarian Relief Effort Grants.
  • Volunteer – Individuals can register to volunteer and provide hands-on recovery assistance at the local service project planned for Sunday, April 26 in Nashville.

“We cannot thank the IRONMAN Foundation and Rock This Town enough,” said Butch Spyridon, President and CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “We have been partners on the marathon for more than 20 years, and their generosity is evidence of how deep the partnership is.”




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