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2022 Crush Run Presenting Sponsor Announcement

Little Caesars Named Presenting Sponsor of the 2022 City of Hurricane Crush Run Race organizers proud to partner with a major brand with local roots

Hurricane, WV – The Meeks Mountain Trail Alliance (MMTA) announced today that Little Caesars will become the new exclusive Presenting Sponsor of the 2022 City of Hurricane Crush Run Half Marathon and 5k in its second year at the Meeks Mountain Trails in Hurricane, WV.

“Little Caesars shares many core values with our organization and events, including our number one priority of building community,” said Matt Young, of the MMTA events committee which is responsible for the Crush Run. “We are proud to partner with a company that is committed to improving the lives of the people in our community. And, who doesn’t like a slice or two of pizza after a good workout?”

VDM Management Group (VDM), located in Huntington, WV, operates 24 Little Caesars restaurants in the tri-state area. VDM is focused on supporting the creation of vibrant communities and creating new opportunities for their employees and partners.

“We are thrilled to be the new Presenting Sponsor of the 2022 Crush Run,” said Sabrina Donahue-Moore, Director of Marketing and Community Development of VDM/Little Caesars. “We believe in investing in our community to make it a better place for all of us. The Meeks Mountain Trail Alliance and the Crush Run create an amazing opportunity for a variety of health and wellness activities. We want to partner with MMTA to be a part of the amazing work that is happening in this community and promote the many benefits that this trail system offers.”

The City of Hurricane Crush Run held its inaugural event in 2021 with over 30 volunteers and 174 runners representing 6 different states. Today’s announcement celebrates a joining of forces to make this event even more impactful to our community.

The 2022 City of Hurricane Crush Run presented by Little Caesars is scheduled for February 5, 2022. The organizers also celebrate that over 25 local businesses and organizations have sponsored the 2022 event. For more information or to register for the race, please visit

About VDM/Little Caesars

Established in 1959, Little Caesars is the third-largest pizza chain by total sales in the United States. VDM Management Group, based in West Virginia for 35 years, operates 24 Little Caesars locations throughout West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio plus a mobile pizza kitchen and catering services. Learn more at

About Meeks Mountain Trail Alliance and the 2022 Crush Run

Meeks Mountain Trails began in November 2018 with a mission to build and sustain a network of trails for the health and well-being of the community and create additional opportunities for economic growth. Currently, Meeks Mountain has over 20 miles of trails accessible to runners, hikers, walkers, and mountain bikers with plans to build 26+ miles of trails.

The City of Hurricane Crush Run was established in 2021 to provide a unique outdoor event in the Hurricane, WV area. The inaugural event drew 174 runners from 6 different states with a variety of distances including a half-marathon, 5k, and a kids’ fun run. Learn more at



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