FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gene Brtalik
Director of Publicity
Corrigan Sports Enterprises
Baltimore Running Festival Adds Three New Sponsors
Ameriprise Financial, Fig Newtons and Frankel Land Rover
all sign on for 2006 event
Baltimore, MD – Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today that
Ameriprise Financial, Fig Newtons and Frankel Land Rover of Hunt Valley
have signed on as sponsors of the 2006 Under Armour Baltimore Running
Festival. This marks the first time each of these companies have been
affiliated with the six-year event.
Ameriprise Financial, a financial planning company based out of
Minneapolis, Minn., sponsor the Masters Divisions (male and females 40 and
older) in the marathon, half-marathon and 5K races. As a result of their
sponsorship, CSE will provide the prize money ranging from $1,000- $100.
Fig Newtons, part of the RJR Nabisco family of treats, will be the
presenting sponsor of the Kids’ Fun Run and will provide samples to be
handed out along the marathon route for a mid-race pick-me-up and in the
Comcast SportsNet Kids’ Fun Zone.
Frankel Land Rover of Hunt Valley will be the official vehicle of the
festival. Aside from having cars on display in the Outback Steakhouse
Celebration Village, they will also provide the lead car and sag wagon for
The 2006 Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival, which consists of the
Under Armour Baltimore Marathon, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Half-Marathon, United Way 5K, Legg Mason Funds Team Relay and Kids’ Fun
Run, will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at M&T Bank Stadium.
The event, now in its sixth year, has generated over 60 million dollars in
revenue for the city and over 2.5 million dollars for local charities.
Overall registration for the event is up 27 percent compared to this time
last year. The half-marathon has sold out for the third-straight year,
while all other races have passed their halfway points in terms of
The Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival is produced by Corrigan Sports
Enterprises, a leader in sports promotions in the Baltimore/Washington D.C.
region. Founded in 1991, CSE owns and operates the following events: Under
Armour Baltimore Marathon, The Charm City Challenge All-Star Basketball
Game, The Capital Classic, the Toyota Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, the Thrash
& Jam Tour presented by Slammers Ultimate Milk and the annual Baltimore