For Immediate Release



Tula Kareotes

Marketing Coordinator

PolyBrite International

(800) 320-4052 x 163


PolyBrite International Named Official Sponsor of the Reach the Beach Relay

Naperville, IL, August 28, 2001- PolyBrite International, a manufacturer of illuminated safetywear, today proudly announced their official sponsorship of the Reach the Beach Relay.  The Reach The Beach (RTB) Relay takes place across the State of New Hampshire and benefits the New Hampshire State Parks as well as many of the community organizations along the route.  It is also the longest relay race in the United States.

All participants are required to wear an illuminated vest of some sort.  PolyBrite International’s illuminated and reflective safetywear is perfect for this event.  The entire PolyBrite ™ line of safety products contains a combination of PolyBrite International’s patented polymer/LED technology and high quality retro-reflective sheeting.  This arrangement improves safety by providing users with the best of both worlds—illumination and reflectivity.  The retro-reflective properties in PolyBrite International’s products allow the user to be seen in bright light situations, while PolyBrite™ technology provides up to one-mile visibility in low light and no light situations.  Running on standard batteries, PolyBrite™ technology has the ability to provide safety illumination for hundreds of hours.

PolyBrite International, in conjunction with their distributor Priority 1 LSS in Connecticut, has outfitted the entire volunteer staff at the relay with its illuminated safety vests and is also offering its illuminated safety vests and armbands for sale to all RTB Relay participants.  “We were so impressed by the visibility of PolyBrite's products that we've partnered with them to outfit all of our night time volunteers,” said Rich Mazzola, RTB Relay Co-Director.  “This is our recommendation for your team's safety.”  A portion of the proceeds earned from PolyBrite product sales will benefit New Hampshire’s state parks and various community organizations.  This merchandise can be viewed at 

The RTB Relay will take place in picturesque New Hampshire on Friday & Saturday, September 28 - 29, 2001. The relay will consist of (a maximum of) 12 person teams that will rotate through 36 transition areas as they cover the approximate 200-mile distance of the race. This means that each relay team member will run 3 legs of varying lengths and difficulty, covering an average total distance of 16.6 miles. There will also be an Ultra Distance division that will have a team limit of 6 members. In this case, the average distance covered per Ultra Distance Team runner would be 33 miles. You can learn more about the RTB Relay by visiting their website at or calling (508) 881-4505.

PolyBrite International is located in Naperville, Illinois.  The company provides top quality, highly visible products that aid in saving lives.  PolyBrite International’s safety products can be purchased from numerous distributors worldwide.  For the locations of these distributors, visit PolyBrite International’s Website at or call (800) 320-3801.