FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Garmin® Marathon, In the Land of Oz.
New title sponsor and new excitement for the Olathe KS road race.
OLATHE, Kan./January 4, 2012 - Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin
Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today
announced its title sponsorship of the Garmin Marathon, formerly the Oz or
Olathe Marathon organized by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce. The Garmin
Marathon, In the Land of Oz, is an event for runners and walkers of all
levels and ages that promises a wickedly fun race experience. Events
include a 5K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Kids Fun Run.
"We are thrilled to be working with the Olathe Chamber of Commerce and City
of Olathe to bring our expertise within the running world to help make this
event even more successful," said Jon Cassat, Garmin's vice president of
communications. "From the time runners arrive at our world headquarters at
the crack of dawn on race day, to when they head home after completing the
marathon, half-marathon, 5k or kids marathon - we want to make sure this is
an experience they will not soon forget."
Whether it is lifetime runners looking for a USATF certified fast, flat and
fun Boston- qualifying course or treadmill joggers looking to scratch
another item off their bucket list in the half marathon – The Garmin
Marathon, In the Land of Oz has something for everyone. The race takes
place on Saturday, April 21, 2012 where it will start and conclude at the
Garmin headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. Mark your calendars and register
today and get more race details at www.olathe.org/sports/marathon.
Garmin can't wait until race day to see the thousands of participants from
around the country and even around the world with Forerunner® GPS running
watches on their wrists, standing at the starting line just feet from where
their industry-leading GPS training partners were created!
For those runners looking to train on the course or just have a sneak peek,
we'll be publishing the course route via Garmin Connect™
(http://connect.garmin.com) in the first part of the year. Keep an eye out
for additional details and exciting news about the 2012 Garmin Marathon, In
the Land of Oz.
Garmin's expanding fitness segment focuses on developing technologies and
innovations to enhance users' lives and promote healthy and active
lifestyles. Whether it's running, cycling, or other athletic pursuits,
Garmin fitness devices are becoming essential tools for athletes both
amateur and elite. For more about features, pricing and availability, as
well as information about Garmin's other fitness products and services, go
to www.garmin.com/intosports, www.garmin.blogs.com and
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN),
the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of
companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation,
communication and information devices and applications – most of which are
enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products serve automotive, mobile,
wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications.
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries
are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more
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or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and
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