FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gene Brtalik
Director of Publicity
Corrigan Sports Enterprises
Elite Sportsclub Network Signs Three-Year Deal
with Baltimore Running Festival
Company agrees to be title sponsor of the
Health & Fitness Expo through 2008
Baltimore, MD – Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today that
Elite Sportsclub Network (ESN) has signed a three-year deal to be the title
sponsor of the Health & Fitness Expo. The two-day expo event that
kicks off the Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival will now be known as
The Elite Sportsclub Network Health & Fitness Expo through 2008.
The 2006 Elite Sportsclub Network Health & Fitness Expo will take place
on Thursday, October 12 from noon to 9 p.m. and Friday, October 13 from 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium. The expo is the headquarters for
packet and chip pick-up and includes exhibits, information booths on the
latest technology, health care products and programs and stores featuring
great deals on everything a runner would need.
As part of the agreement, ESN will be included in all promotional items
ranging from flyers to promotional spots. In addition, the four-person team
relay will have a special division known as the ESN Club Championship. ESN
will conduct a morning stretch on race day and seminars and screenings
during the two-day expo. They will also provide memberships and passes to
be used as prizes and for promotional purposes.
The Elite Sportsclub Network was formed in 2005 and consists of the
following health clubs: The Arena Club, The Columbia Association Clubs,
LifeBridge Health &Fitness, Maryland Athletic Club & Wellness
Center (MAC) and Merritt Athletic Clubs. The partnership allows members of
participating ESN Clubs to enjoy reciprocal use of other ESN clubs as well
as discounts at a variety of ESN affiliate organizations including golf
courses and other active lifestyle businesses.
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.
Race numbers are up for the fourth-straight year as the event looks to pass
the 11,000 registration mark. The half-marathon has been sold out for a
month and several of the other races are close to reaching their capacity.
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