Jess Cover Director Marketing & Communications RunVermont Work phone: 802-863-8412 Cell phone: 802-373-4762 E-mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2016 Burlington, VT (March 3, 2016) – The Timberlane Dental Group and the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay are pleased to announce that the Timberlane Dental Group will become the presenting sponsor of the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon Relays. The People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon was the first marathon-distance race to add a relay division to its event in 1989.

Through the collaboration, Timberlane receives sponsorship exclusivity in the dental care category. The company will also receive logo placement on all race marketing materials, including the relay finishers’ medal, and on-site activation opportunities that provide entertainment and engage with runners and spectators at the Memorial Day weekend event.

“The partnership with the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay presents a unique opportunity for Timberlane Dental to reach thousands of passionate runners and their families in a positive and healthy environment,” said Dr. Bryan Connolly. “Similarly to RunVermont, Timberlane shares a passion for encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle while also giving back to the community.” “We’re thrilled to have Timberlane deepen their relationship with our family of events,” said Peter Delaney, Executive Director of RunVermont. “With Timberlane stepping in to support the marathon relays, we know they’ll enhance the event just as they have in the past with our youth programs. It seems like a natural fit for us to partner for these events as both of our organizations are in the business of smiles.”

Throughout race weekend Timberlane will activate its sponsorship in a variety of ways to enhance the race experience for runners, their families and spectators. The race will conclude at the Post-Race Party where Timberlane will greet relay runners with a commemorative pin and offer an opportunity for runners to meet the people behind the smiles.

The 28th annual People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Marathon Relays will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Over 8,000 runners and 30,000 spectators are expected to participate in the event. Relay runners participate in two-person or three-to-five person teams and compete alongside marathon participants. Post-race festivities begin in Waterfront Park at 10:00 a.m.

About Timberlane Dental Group - Timberlane Dental Group was founded in 1973 with a unique mission: assemble a multi-specialty team of doctors, dental assistants, hygienists, and support personnel to provide comprehensive dental care that extends throughout a patient’s life. Our dental professionals work together across four offices strategically located in Chittenden County. We provide personalized dental care from the first infant oral exam through adulthood.

About RunVermont – RunVermont is a not-for-profit business focused on the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. The organization offers competitive and educational programs for adults and children including the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay, the MVP Health Care Ready. Set. Run! Festival, FirstRun 5k, Half Marathon Unplugged and Island Vines 10k. For more information, visit