FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marine Corps Marathon Selects MarathonFoto As Photography Partner
Long-time partners announce a new three-year agreement,
extending relationship to 28 years
QUANTICO, VA (June 14, 2010) - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) announced
today its new three-year agreement with MarathonFoto. The agreement is an
extension of an already established 25-year relationship and expands
MarathonFoto photography services to six weekends of MCM running events.
"The Marine Corps Marathon has grown in size, stature and reputation over
that time and we as a company have been proud to grow with them," said
Gerald Swanson, Vice President Marketing and Sales, MarathonFoto. "Many
MarthonFoto services and products for runners have been introduced at this
event and we plan on continuing to improve our organization in order to
support the lofty goals of 'The People's Marathon.' "
The new agreement incorporates features for runners to effectively portray
their running experience and achievements with the most innovative race
photography services in the industry. Such features include the first ever,
online individual runner's personal homepage, originally introduced at the
MCM in 2007. Participants in all MCM events will be showcased in their own
scrapbooked, interactive webpage. The site will offer individual
participants access to compiled results data, message boards, social
networking capabilities and photos of each runner taken throughout the
courses. At the 2009 MCM, MarathonFoto took 475,514 images, averaging 17.5
images per participant in 18 unique locations.
"The MCM has partnered with MarathonFoto during a time of tremendous
evolution in the field of photography and the runners have truly benefited
from MarathonFoto's introduction of new technologies and capabilities,"
said Marc Goldman, MCM Sponsorship/Marketing Manager. "The scenery along
the MCM course is unmatched and the skilled team of MarathonFoto
photographers annually delivers multiple compelling images of every
MarathonFoto will continue to capture the beauty of the scenic MCM course
throughout Arlington and the nation's capital. The course guides runners
from the Arlington National Cemetery through Rosslyn and Georgetown, around
the Jefferson Memorial, down the National Mall, in front of the Capitol
Building, through Crystal City, and around the Pentagon to its finish at
the Marine Corps War Memorial. In addition to the MCM, MarathonFoto will
now document images of runners throughout each year at the MCM10K, Marine
Corps Historic Half, Crossroads 17.75K and the MCM Event Series, hosted
aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Voted the best marathon for families, the Marine Corps Marathon honors the
dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of its participants. Runners from
all walks of life participate in the largest marathon not to offer prize
money, earning the nickname as "The People's Marathon." The MCM is the
fourth largest marathon in the United States and the eighth largest in the
world. The 35th anniversary Marine Corps Marathon will be held on October
31, in Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.
For media information, contact Tami Faram, Marine Corps Marathon Public
Relations Coordinator at 703-432-1840 or .