FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UPS Returns for Sixth Year to Support Marine Corps Marathon
Participants Logistics Experts Provide Essential Runner Service
QUANTICO, VA (Sept. 14, 2012) - Embodying their company slogan "We [heart]
Logistics," UPS will sponsor the 37th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) providing
logistical support to all MCM and MCM10K runners by hosting the UPS Baggage
Drop Off and Pick Up.
"UPS is proud to again sponsor the Marine Corps Marathon," says Rosemary
Turner, President of UPS's Chesapeake District. "On race day, UPS will
supply volunteers, vehicles and the power of logistics to make a same-day
delivery for more than 35,000 runners. It's an honor to support our
military partners and all the participants of this great event."
Over 40 UPS baggage trucks will be deployed to support the MCM. The
majority will be located in Runners Village at Pentagon North parking lot
for marathoners with additional trucks on the National Mall for the MCM10K.
A UPS Baggage Sticker will be attached to all participant bibs and will
feature the runner's bib number and the assigned UPS truck to be utilized
for baggage drop off and pick up on event day. Runners will obtain their
bib in the Packet Pick-up area of the Health & Fitness Expo presented by GE
from Oct. 25-27 at the DC Armory.
On race day, runners affix the sticker to their bag to facilitate easy
identification. After finishing, MCM and MCM10K runners may pick up their
bag in the ample UPS Baggage area in the Finish Festival on Wilson Blvd. A
team of 180 UPS employee volunteers work throughout MCM Weekend to provide
top-notch customer service to quickly and easily reunite runners with their
"The MCM's primary objective is to provide a world-class experience for
runners and ensure that every last detail is managed," says Rick Nealis,
MCM Director. "The partnership with UPS maximizes their expertise with
Marine Corps assistance for the benefit of the participants."
The UPS Baggage Drop Off is one of many services available to runners at
the MCM and MCM10K. Additional services include:
·On-course water, Gatorade, food and aid stations.
·Finish line hospitality including water, Gatorade, Dole fruit cup,
bananas from Turbana and a Post Race Recovery Meal.
·Fitful Recovery Jacket, a reusable, yet disposable, jacket made of
fabric with cotton cuffs, a zippered front and hood ideally suited for
maintaining runners' core body temperature.
·Free recovery massage provided by Solace Clinical Massage.
·Runner tracking technology with split times and finish data.
·Spacious Family Link-up area on N. Lynn Street between Wilson Blvd and
19th Street in the Finish Festival.
·New individualized QR code results link on each bib.
·Free post-race phone calls by Verizon Wireless. Runners can stop by the
Verizon Wireless Display in the Finish Festival and call family or friends
using a 4G device from Verizon Wireless.
Additional information about these services and other runner-friendly
amenities may be found on the MCM website, www.marinemarathon.com.
About UPS: United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in
logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation
of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade, and the
deployment of advanced technology to manage the world of business more
efficiently. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries
and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com
and its corporate blog can be found at blog.UPS.com. To receive UPS news
direct, visit pressroom.UPS.com/RSS.
About the MCM: Voted the "Best Marathon for Families" and the "Best
Marathon in the Mid Atlantic," 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 name "The People's Marathon."
The 37th MCM will be held on October 28, 2012 in Arlington, VA. No federal
or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.