Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water Hydrates the City of Providence

Poland Spring® Brand Inspires Runners to Perform at their Best as the Official Bottled Water of the 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll Providence Half Marathon

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is a proud sponsor of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Providence Half Marathon. This is the brand’s second year sponsoring the event and, as the ultimate hydration partner, Poland Spring is inspiring first-time and seasoned runners to perform at their best.

Poland Spring, the brand that prides itself on its heritage as a leading spring water in the Northeast, has supported various running events for more than 20 years, including the upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll Providence Half Marathon on August 19. Poland Spring Natural Spring Water, sourced from carefully selected natural springs, is contributing 830+ cases of water that will be available at the start and finish lines, as well as along the course at official hydration stations.

“Poland Spring is excited to sponsor the Rock ‘n’ Roll Providence Half Marathon for the second year in a row,” says Greg Berumen, Senior Brand Manager, Poland Spring Natural Spring Water. “We’re proud to share the runners’ passion and to provide them with hydration to help them achieve their personal best.”

This year, a team of 20 Poland Spring employees that work out of Nestle Waters North America’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn., are running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Providence Half Marathon as a team. “Our team is thrilled to join Providence runners this year,” says Angela Barile, Poland Spring running team captain. “We know that hydration will be an important part of our success and we can’t wait to represent Poland Spring, our inspiration for personal betterment, as we cross the finish line.”

Along with Poland Spring Natural Spring Water, Josh Cox will also be at the 2012 Health & Fitness Expo on August 18 from 3-4pm, at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Cox, the American record holder in the 50K, four-time Olympic Trials qualifier and three-time U.S. National Team member, will be at the Poland Spring booth, # 537, to share hydration tips and expert training advice. Specifically, he will offer his advice about personal training regiments, the importance of staying hydrated and injury prevention. “I’m excited to work with such an iconic brand,” says Cox. “The fact that Poland Spring has a team of runners participating exemplifies their passion for the brand and for their own journey to self betterment.”

Poland Spring is proud to sponsor the Rock ‘n’ Roll Providence Half Marathon to promote the brand’s shared passion for constant betterment with the running community in Providence. To learn more about Poland Spring and to share your running stories, please visit the brand on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/polandspring.

About Nestle Waters North America
With 36 years of experience providing refreshment in the bottled water segment, Nestle Waters North America is the nation’s leading bottled water company. The company produces six regional natural spring water brands in the U.S., distributes three international bottled water brands, produces Nestle® Pure Life®, its nationally distributed purified bottled water, and most recently, ready-to-drink iced teas. The company’s dedication to quality products, employee development, bringing shared value to communities, and its commitment to environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has led Nestle Waters North America to the third largest beverage company position in the U.S.