February 2, 2017 (Oakland, CA) — Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today Bank of the West has renewed its role as the official bank of the Oakland Running Festival (ORF) and title sponsor for the event’s 5K distance thru 2019. Bank of the West’s support of the festival since 2014 has helped grow the 5K field by 60 percent.
Lee Corrigan, CSE President and ORF Executive Director, said, “Bank of the West’s extended commitment to the Oakland Running Festival translates to a healthier Oakland community. Its support of the 5K has helped introduce a whole new crowd to the running community, and we’ve seen those smiling faces come back year after year.”
According to a 2015 study by RESI, an economic research and consulting firm located at Towson University, the 2015 Oakland Running Festival’s annual economic impact surpassed $12 million. Approximately $2 million has been raised for local charities since the event’s inception in 2010.
The 2017 Oakland Running Festival will take place on April 2nd. Competitor magazine’s readers voted the Oakland marathon as the best marathon in the Pacific West region.
Corporate sponsor and expo vendor opportunities are still available for ORF, including the event’s title sponsor.
To learn more visit www.oaklandmarathon.com.
About Bank of the West
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $80.7 billion in assets as of June 30, 2016. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 branches and offices in 23 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 75 countries with 189,000 employees. Follow us on Twitter: @BankoftheWest.
ABOUT CORRIGAN SPORTS ENTERPRISES
The Oakland 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/or operates the following events: Baltimore Running Festival, the Oakland Running Festival, Northern California 10 Miler Series, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Frederick Running Festival, Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, the Baltimore 10-Miler and the Baltimore Bike Jam. For more information visit: www.corrigansports.com.