An exciting announcement Tuesday morning, for those taking on the Beast on the Bay.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Saint Vincent Hospital, announced they're making a $25,000 donation to the Barber National Institute.
That money will go towards enhancing the course, making it a bit more challenging for the runners.
Both organizations say they're committed to the Erie community, and proud to sponsor such a big event.
"When we talk about the population they (Barber National Institute) serve and their commitment to adults and children with developmental disabilities, that is something that we both have a shared commitment to support in," said Neil Parham of Blue Cross Blue Shield.
"The Beast" takes place Saturday, September 6th.
Right now, tickets are 35% off.