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New sponsor steps up for Philadelphia Marathon

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The Philadelphia Marathon has a new sponsor in Gore-Tex.

 

City officials worked hard to find the right company to back the race, Mayor Michael Nutter said Thursday.

“When seeking out a title sponsor for the marathon, we wanted a partner who would work with us to enhance our reputation for excellence that has placed us among the top 10 marathons in the country,” Nutter said. “A partner who would share out vision for the future of running in Philadelphia.”

It’s great to be a part of the event, said Kirk Cristensen of Gore-Tex.

“While Gore-Tex is a global company, we are headquartered locally, right in Delaware, and are excited to partner with the city of Philadelphia for such exciting race right in our own backyard,” Cristensen said. “From the beginning, we recognized that we shared a common vision for giving runners the best experience possible.”

Gore-Tex, a waterproof and breathable fabric created, is a brand of W.L. Gore & Associates of Newark, Delaware.

W.L. Gore & Associates, manufactures of Delaware-based GORE-TEX product-line, are innovative creators of waterproof materials found in recreational outerwear and footwear.Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/health/sportsmedicine/philadelphia-marathon/Mayor_announces_GORE-TEX_as_Philadelphia_Marathon_title_sponsor.html#psTR23gLEDYmldbv.99
W.L. Gore & Associates, manufactures of Delaware-based GORE-TEX product-line, are innovative creators of waterproof materials found in recreational outerwear and footwear.Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/health/sportsmedicine/philadelphia-marathon/Mayor_announces_GORE-TEX_as_Philadelphia_Marathon_title_sponsor.html#psTR23gLEDYmldbv.99
W.L. Gore & Associates, manufactures of Delaware-based GORE-TEX product-line, are innovative creators of waterproof materials found in recreational outerwear and footwear.Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/health/sportsmedicine/philadelphia-marathon/Mayor_announces_GORE-TEX_as_Philadelphia_Marathon_title_sponsor.html#psTR23gLEDYmldbv.99

Spots are still available for the 20th annual race, to be held Nov. 17.

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