PORON® Cushioning Supports 200 Mile Running Race

Rogers Corporation’s PORON® Cushioning sponsors Reach the Beach Relay in NH September 16-17, 2011

On September 16th and 17th, over 5,000 runners will take over the roads between Franconia and Hampton Beach, NH during the 200 mile New Balance Reach the Beach Relay (RTB). Slated as one of the best relays in the country, RTB has become a sought-after race by runners of all abilities, and Rogers Corporation's PORON® Cushioning is proud to be a supporter of the event.

Scheduled for mid-September, the race takes place at the start of the New England foliage season and winds athletes through some of the most picturesque locations in New Hampshire. Teams of up to 12 runners will take turns running anywhere between four and eight miles at a time taking them to the finish line at Hampton Beach State Park.

“Reach the Beach is a fantastic long-distance relay and we are elated to be a part of such a fun event,” states Dave Sherman, Business Development Manager, PORON Cushioning Materials. “Teaming up with RTB allows us to speak to a great group of athletes and tell them about the benefits of PORON Products.”

PORON Cushioning is a high-performance foam designed into products from insoles to helmets. Some of its partners include New Balance after market insoles, Rawlings baseball helmets and Red Wing Shoes. The PORON Cushioning street team will be at the start and finish line of the event distributing all sorts of goodies to visitors.

Paul Dionne, RTB Sponsorship Coordinate adds, “We are thrilled to have PORON Cushioning as a new partner of the event. Having great sponsors support RTB allows us to give our athletes a fun and safe race environment that they look forward to year after year. Our race continues to sell out each year due to the experience our athletes receive from not just the race, but also our great partners.”

As teams work their way to the finish, little sleep will take place, but the experience they will have will overshadow all tired muscles and bones. Teams will be greeted at the finish line with great food, cold beverages, music and stories from teammates that will live a lifetime.

For more information about the relay or PORON Products, visit their web sites at www.nh.rtbrelay.com and www.poroncushioning.com

About PORON® Performance Cushioning
For over 40 years PORON® Cushioning has provided footwear, apparel, and protective equipment brands with a material that supports, protects, comforts, and most importantly, helps athletes stay in the race. PORON Cushioning products are durable yet flexible, so they will not wear or break down like other cushioning products. So, whether you need an insole that will last your next 50K or searching for a new helmet for the start of little league, look for the PORON Cushioning brand to insure you're buying the best in quality and advanced technology. For more information, visit www.poroncushioning.com.

About Rogers Corporation
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global technology leader in specialty materials and components that enable high performance and reliability of consumer electronics, power electronics, mass transit, clean technology, and telecommunications infrastructure. With more than 178 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Rogers provides product designers with solutions to their most demanding challenges. Rogers' products include advanced circuit materials for wireless infrastructure, power amplifiers, radar systems, high speed digital; power electronics for high-voltage rail traction, hybrid-electric vehicles, wind and solar power conversion; and high performance foams for sealing and energy management in smart phones, aircraft and rail interiors, automobiles and apparel; and other advanced materials for diverse markets including defense and consumer products. Headquartered in Connecticut (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Belgium, China, Germany, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.rogerscorp.com.

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