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New England-Based Stonyfield Becomes the Official Organic Yogurt Sponsor of the Boston Marathon

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Iconic yogurt maker announces contest for reserved qualified entries into the iconic race

LONDONDERRY, N.H., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Runners in the 118th Boston Marathon will have new fuel powering their strides as Stonyfield, the world's leading organic yogurt maker, takes its place as an official sponsor.

As part of its sponsorship, the New England company is forming Team Stonyfield, allowing qualified runners who missed the entry cutoff for the historic race to participate. Runners looking to join Team Stonyfield can enter for the chance to win a spot at www.stonyfield.com/teamstonyfield.

Through Race Weekend, Stonyfield ambassadors will appear around the course – from the Athletes' Village in Hopkinton to the Family Meeting Area in Boston – handing out samples of Stonyfield Greek Yogurt, a favorite among runners looking for the very best source of protein to fuel their workouts that's also organic and made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides and GMOs.

"We're New Englanders with deep roots here. We promote healthy eating and living and even have an employee running team that competes in races across the region – Stonyfield and the Boston Marathon are made for each other," said Gary Hirshberg, co-founder of Stonyfield. "We want to be out there fueling all of the participating runners with our healthy yogurts and lending our spirit to the fans watching from Boston - and everywhere. This year especially, we want to be part of making this the best Marathon yet."

Stonyfield Greek Fuels Life's Daily Marathon

Whether running 26.2 miles on the famous Boston course or simply running through life's daily challenges, we all need the right fuel to cross our personal finish lines. That's why Stonyfield is working with Heather Bauer, RD, founder of Bestowed and nutrition author, to share healthy and delicious recipes and nutritional tips that work for everyone.  

"What you eat after a workout is just as important as what you do, and Greek yogurt is one of my favorite post-workout snacks," says Bauer. "Choosing something like a cup of Stonyfield Organic Greek with a honey drizzle or some organic granola is the perfect way to refuel after a long run."

Heather will be sharing her tips and healthy recipes regularly at Stonyfield.com/blog. 

Stonyfield Greek comes in two sizes, 5.3oz single cups and 4oz 4-packs, and a variety of flavors including Vanilla, Blueberry, Plain, Super Fruits, Strawberry, Chocolate, Peach Mango, Pineapple, Raspberry, Honey, Lemon, Caramel, NEW Black Cherry and NEW Cafe Latte. Stonyfield Greek yogurt is available in the dairy aisle at grocers nationwide. For additional information on Stonyfield Greek or any Stonyfield product visit www.Stonyfield.com.

About Stonyfield

As the leading organic yogurt maker, we obsess over everything we put into our yogurts and everything we keep out. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to delicious, healthy food for more than 30 years. And we're no less obsessed with our planet's health. To bring more sustainability to the marketplace, we're always looking for more innovative ways to do business. Want to know more? Visit Stonyfield.com, follow us on Twitter.com/stonyfield or find us on Facebook.com/StonyfieldFarm.

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