YURBUDS(TM) Named 1st ‘Official Earphones of the SunTrust National Marathon’
ST. LOUIS, March 18 /PRNewswire/ — Yurbuds announced today its yurbuds earbud enhancers have been selected as the “Official earphones” of the SunTrust National Marathon in Washington, D.C., this month. For the first time in its five-year history, the National Marathon will be allowing participants to wear earphones during the annual race.
Yurbuds’ CEO Seth Burgett and co-founder Richard Daniels both understand races and race safety. A tri-athlete, and 20 time marathon runner respectively, their yurbuds earbud enhancers were developed as a direct result of their own negative experiences with earbud-style headphones that wouldn’t stay in, hurt their ears and provided poor sound quality. After intense half-Ironman training that left his ears hurting more than his body, Burgett, an entrepreneur with a background in medical devices, knew he could solve this problem. The resulting product, yurbuds earbud enhancers, provides customers with an ultra-soft earbud that won’t fall out and produces exceptional sound quality at lower volumes.
“Given Yurbuds’ emphasis on audio health, safety, and the popularity of the product among runners, it made sense for us to seek them out as our first ever ‘Official Earphone,’” stated Chris Regan, National Marathon Organizer. “The race participant’s safety is our first priority, so the fact that yurbuds earbud enhancers allow in ambient noise made them the perfect fit for us!”
“As part of a recently launched campaign in support of breast cancer research efforts, $10 from the sale of every pair of pink yurbuds with yurphones sold at the National Marathon Expo will be donated to the National Capital Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureÃ‚®, to support local efforts to fight breast cancer,” said Daniel DeVille, Senior Cause Marketing Manager for Yurbuds. “We’ve also pledged to help raise $1,000,000 for the St. Louis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureÃ‚®.”
“We are asking everyone to wear their pink yurbuds at the race in support of our ‘Save yur Hearing, Save a Life’ campaign,” said Seth Burgett.
Consumers and supporters of the Komen St. Louis Race for the CureÃ‚® can purchase yurbuds4life online at www.yurbuds4life.org. $10.00 from each sale of each pair of yurbuds earbud enhancers with yurphones will be donated to the Komen St. Louis Affiliate.
yurbuds was named the Forbes’ 9th Most Promising Company in America. Yurbuds are available for purchase at www.yurbuds4life.org, www.yurbuds.com, BestBuy.com, and locally at Potomac River Running, and Pacers Running Stores, and Best Buy Mobile Stores. To learn more about yurbuds, visit the Company’s website at www.yurbuds.com.
CONTACT: Chris Schroeder, YURBUDS, 312.233.1276 Lisa Schaumann, National Marathon, 540.687.5099