The newly formed Tobacco Road Marathon Association (TRMA) has announced the first-ever marathon starting in Cary and traversing the American Tobacco Trail. The race is confirmed for March 21, 2010 starting at 7 a.m. TRMA is a group of highly experienced marathon runners and athletic event production managers headed by Cid Cardoso Jr., the president and founder of Inside-Out Sports, and five-time Boston marathon veteran Kazem Yahyapour. The scenic course includes 18 miles of the American Tobacco Trail for the marathon and 7 miles for the half. Runners will start from the USA Baseball/Thomas Brooks Park complex in Cary. Plans call for proceeds to go to the Wounded Warriors Project, American Heart Association and the Triangle Rails to Trails Conservancy (TRTC). Details about the event including online registration and training tips can be obtained through TRMA's Web site at Tobacco Road Marathon.