Full Booty Distance Triathlon - 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run
Half Booty Distance Triathlon - 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
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FS Series is co-owned by Jason Biggs, Brent Dorenkamp, and Marc Primanti. They time and direct over 75 running, swimming, triathlon, & duathlon events throughout North Carolina.
Since 2006 FS Series has been a key player in the growth and development of the triathlon market. In their 12+ years producing events they have been selected by USA Triathlon, the governing body of all triathlon and duathlon events, to host National Championship races at their races.
FS Series provides a personal, yet professional, feel to their events. Their partnerships
with city officials and law enforcement creates a safe environment for the runners
and race crew.
Founder, City of Oaks Marathon, Raleigh, NC
Co-Founder, Tobacco Road Marathon, Cary, NC
Kazem is Owner and President of Auto Dealers Investments Inc. Since 2001, Kazem has made a successful transition from the corporate high-tech world to running his own finance company.
He was president of Raleigh’s Wakefield High School Wolverine Athletic Booster Club and coach for the school’s cross country team. He founded the City of Oaks Marathon, the Tobacco Road Marathon, and the Wakefield High School Just Think First 5K supporting a program to educate students about the dangers of Drinking & Driving. Kazem has a true passion for running. Diagnosed with coronary artery disease in 2002, he started running to lose weight and improve his health. Within four months, he ran his first marathon at Myrtle Beach and, has run the Boston Marathon 11 times.
Cid L. Cardoso Jr.
Owner, Founder, & President of Inside Out Sports, Cary, NC
Co-Founder, Tobacco Road Marathon, Cary, NC
Cid has been a lifelong athlete starting with age group swimming and cycling through college. After college he found the world of triathlon and endurance cycling. He has completed 20+ Ironman races many of which have qualified him for a slot at Ironman Hawaii. Cid has multiple podium finishes at triathlons throughout the state. Through his store, Inside Out Sports, he has nurtured generations of runers and triathletes. They have been a sponsor of countless local races, race teams, as well as creating their own race series.
Together, with his long-time friend Kazem Yahyapour, the 100% not-for-profit Tobacco Road Marathon in Cary, NC was founded in 2010. In 2019, The Tobacco Road Marathon will have it’s 10th running & will surpass $1,000,000 in donations generated for their charitable partners.
Owner & Operator, Town Creek Marina, Beaufort, NC
Steve Tulevech has been an owner/operator of Town Creek Marina in Beaufort, North Carolina since 1996. In charge of overseeing the full-service, family-owned marina as well as the service and repair of all boats, Steve’s hands-on approach and attention to detail guarantees a quality experience and customer satisfaction. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Union College and a Master of Science degree in Fisheries Science from the University of Rhode Island. A United States Coast Guard licensed captain since 1984, Steve is also an avid runner, skier and fisherman. He lives in Morehead City, North Carolina with his wife, Carol, and their two children, Steven Jr. and Grace.
David was born in Winston Salem, NC and received his Masters in Engineering from NC State in 2002. He has been employed as an Aerospace Engineer in Eastern NC since 2002. David enjoys competing in triathlons as well as all distances of biking and running events. He completed the Raleigh 70.3 in 2016 and is currently training for the 200- mile Bourbon Chase relay. David is married with 2 children and enjoys playing and coaching his son and daughter in their various sports.
Art is an NC native. He completed his B.S. of Industrial Engineering from NC State in 2004. In 2010, Art joined BSH (Bosch) Home Appliance in New Bern where he is currently a Project Manager leading new product development in the Dish Care Division. Art currently lives in Newport, NC with his wife and 3 boys. In his spare time, he enjoys all the Crystal Coast has to offer including boating, fishing, and spending time with family and friends at the beach. Art enjoys staying active and motivated by participating in mud runs and cycling events with friends and coworkers.
Joshua grew up in Chauvin, LA and earned a BS from Louisiana Tech University. While attending LA Tech, he became a certified personal trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In 2013 he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from The University of St. Augustine. He is also a Bike Fit Pro with BikeFit systems and a level 1 weightlifting coach with USA Weightlifting. Joshua is an avid multi-sport athlete, participating in a variety of fitness events including a relay across the English Channel with his alumni from Physical Therapy school, full distance (140.6mi.) triathlons such as Challenge Roth and Ironman Arizona, 10 half distance (70.3mi.) triathlons, Spartan’s Sprint and Beast obstacle races, and is a part of the Blu Collar Racing triathlon team.
Joshua also enjoys fishing, camping, paddle boarding, and hiking with his wife in his leisure time. He is married to Amanda Westergard Stoufflet and resides in Morehead City, NC
This event is produced by an all-volunteer Board of Directors led by Kazem Yahyapour and Cid Cardoso, founders of the Tobacco Road Marathon with support from Jason Biggs and the FS Series Event Production team.
The inaugural race has space for up to 2,000 athletes with a projected 20% from North Carolina and the remaining from across the United States. Close to 5,000 specators, 60% from out-of-town, will spend the weekend in Beaufort to watch the race. Participants will make an average of 1.3 trips to the Beaufort area prior to the race for training and previewing the course. The main draw for this race is the location with approximately 70% of the athletes competing because of the location and 60%will likely return to the area for leisure travel after participating in the race.
Triathletes fit an upper-middle class socio-economic profile with an annual household income from $60,000 to $100,000+. USA Triathlon, has found that athletes traveling for a race stay an average of 3.7 days and spend $1,500 while their spectators stay an average of 3.3 days and spend $1,200 in the surrounding area during race weekend. In total, participants could generate an estimated $2,250,000 and visitors an estimated $5,850,000 of direct impact to the economy in the surrounding areas.
The Crystal Coast Triathlon is a 100% non-profit race, meaning no members of the Board of Directors or the Race Director are paid for their work. Additionally, 100% of profits go to local charities such as the Friends of the NC Maritime Museum and the Beaufort Boys & Girls Club.
We are exited to introduce our beautiful Crystal Coast to the world of endurance triathletes and are looking for sponsors to support the race. As a participating sponsor, your company gains access to our athletes and spectators before, during, and after the race. The race conducts year-round marketing targeting key geographic areas and audiences through online, email, print, and in-store promotions at area stores in addition to cross promotion with other sponsors.
We hope you will consider supporting the Inaugural Crystal Coast Triathlon. On the following pages are the various sponsor levels available. Sponsorship levels may be customized to meet the needs of your company.
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