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Events.com Lands Iconic Marathon

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon choses Events.com as its official registration and event management platform

San Diego, Calif. – Events.com’s proprietary technology platform will provide event management software, including registration services, ticket cancellation insurance, sponsorship sales and management technology and runner bib fulfillment for the 2018 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.

“We believe the team at Events.com will help us increase brand visibility and online conversions through their suite of mobile first, socially focused technology tools,” said Ralph Staph, VP of Cleveland Marathon, Inc., and Race Director of The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.

In May, 2017, Events.com became the official technology partner of the USA TODAY SPORTS Active Alliance, a network of 16 of the country’s finest marathons and running events. The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon is one of the founding members of the Alliance.

“With our deep roots in the running and endurance industries we are thrilled to partner with such a prestigious organization as Cleveland Marathon Inc.,” said Mitch Thrower, Founder and Chairman, Events.com. “Our customers receive much more than registration and ticketing. We leverage our best-in-class technologies with our team filled with industry experts to create strategies designed to increase participation, secure new revenue through sponsorships and partnerships and grow our client events.”

“We’re very happy to see this great event within the Alliance partner with Events.com,” said Bruce Revman, Commissioner of the USA TODAY SPORTS Active Alliance. “It is clear to us that our events and their participants will benefit from the mobile-first, participant friendly and data focused technologies offered by Events.com.”
Registration will open on August 1, 2017 for The Cleveland Marathon, which will be held on May 20, 2018. To learn more about the race please visit www.clevelandmarathon.com.

About the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon
2018 will be the 41st year of providing a fitness experience for all individuals who want to participate regardless of their abilities, the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon offers a Kids’ Run, 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon. Nearly 450,000 runners have participated, generating more than $18 million annually to benefit the Cleveland community.

About the USA TODAY SPORTS Active Alliance and the USA TODAY SPORTS Media Group
The USA TODAY SPORTS Active Alliance is a robust network of the finest full and half marathons across America. For brands and marketers, the USA TODAY SPORTS Active Alliance is a centralized source for reaching the endurance marketplace in a meaningful capacity with significance and scale. The USA TODAY SPORTS Active Alliance provides awareness, coverage and promotion at a national and local level through USA TODAY and Gannett’s unique suite of assets. The USA TODAY SPORTS Media Group encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY SPORTS and Gannett’s more than 120 well-known local media brands.

About Events.com
Events.com’s mission is to connect people with the experiences they love. With a passion and drive for the event industry, their mobile-first online event management software and registration system is helping organizers worldwide better manage, market, and monetize everything from simple pancake breakfasts to complex festivals and marathons.
Events.com provides end-to-end event management solutions, giving organizers access to an innovative suite of tools at every step of event planning; from marketing and promotion, data reporting, and event day operations, giving the global events ecosystem a better solution to event planning.