SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

August 12, 2014 16:40 ET

Greensboro, North Carolina Hotel's Race Sponsorship Raises Support to New Heights

The Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport Cheers on Participants of the PTI Run on the Runway

GREENSBORO, NC--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2014) - There are many reasons to run a marathon. A good cause is usually enough to get people lacing up their sneakers. A love of testing one's physical endurance attracts plenty of others. Then of course there's the novelty factor of a race course. Whether it's through a city or along an exotic island, the locale has as much to do with a run's appeal as anything else. And few can compete with the PTI Run on the Runway, which is held annually on Piedmont Triad International Airport's 9,000-foot runway in North Carolina. First among the supporters this year was the Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport, whose generous contributions helped the run take flight.

On June 7, 2014, participants gathered for the PTI Run on the Runway's one-mile, 5K, 10K and Kid's Dash courses to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Whether participants chose to run, walk or slog their way through a given course, everyone benefitted from this High Point, North Carolina hotel's generous donations. These included:

  • 30 dozen bagels
  • 200 peanut-butter sandwiches
  • 100 cream-cheese sandwiches
  • 400 bananas
  • 200 oranges
  • 300 granola bars
  • 300 cereal bars

The hotel's other contributions like mini-pretzels, plastic bags and utensils, disposable gloves and napkins went a long way toward coordinating a smooth event.

Just as the PTI Run is an anomaly among marathons, this property stands out among other GSO Airport hotels. The Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport's elegant, contemporary style matches its service-driven hospitality to make it one of the top business and group-travel hotels in the area. Best yet, the property is just minutes from the PTI Airport and the race.

For travelers arriving for the race last June or for business or pleasure any other time of year, this property offers ideal accommodations. After complimentary shuttle service from the airport, guests can relax in the modern lobby with free Internet access and Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee. While other Greensboro hotels near the downtown area might offer a treadmill or two, this property encourages guests to stay fit -- or prepare for a marathon -- with its running trail, fitness center, volleyball courts and indoor/outdoor pools. And helping to ensure that visitors get a good night's sleep before a big run (or a big meeting), these hotel rooms in Greensboro, NC come equipped with high-thread-count linens, down comforters, thick mattresses and fluffy pillows.

Running and flying may not always have much in common, but for one electrifying day in June, their paths crossed in North Carolina. And this Greensboro-High Point hotel was there, just as it is throughout the rest of the year, helping to ensure that guests experienced everything to the fullest.

About Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport
With clean lines, neutral colors and the lofty sort of spaces that feel at once soaring and cozy, the Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport exudes an inviting contemporary aesthetic in keeping with the modern travelers who come to stay. Located just a free shuttle ride away from the airport, the hotel is also near downtown Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem. Whether traveling for business or leisure, guests are indulged with down comforters and Plug-In Panels in their guest rooms, and a fitness center, indoor-outdoor pool and volleyball courts elsewhere on property. The Brush Creek Lounge & Grille serves seasonal, regionally-inspired dishes all day long to accommodate the schedules of busy travelers. And the 17 meeting rooms are complemented by the lush Saura Gardens for event possibilities that are as inspired as the rest of the hotel's hospitality.

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