imATHLETE Provides Allianz Insurance Products to Athletes and Events

February 13th, 2017

Partnership with Allianz Global Assistance enhances imATHLETE’s insurance offering with Participant Cancellation Coverage

SANTA MONICA, Calif., (Feb 13, 2017) – imATHLETE (, a leading online registration company that is changing the way event organizers interact with their participants, has announced a partnership with Allianz Global Assistance, a worldwide leader in consumer specialty insurance products for travelers, concert goers and athletic participants.

imATHLETE’s partnership with Allianz Global Assistance provides a customer service solution for event directors that allows an event’s registrants to purchase participant cancellation insurance which will cover the full cost of their registration fee.

For an additional fee, “Registration Protector” will cover up to $10,000 in non-refundable race registration fees.  Registration Protector will reimburse registration fees when a participant has to miss an event for a reason such as a covered injury or illness, job loss, transportation delays, military/family/legal obligations and other covered reasons.

In 2015, imATHLETE announced its industry-disrupting Event Cancellation Coverage, which reimburses registrants for 100% of their entry fee in case of event cancellation. Today, the announcement of the Allianz Global Assistance partnership solidifies imATHLETE’s position as a leading provider of cancellation coverage in the marketplace.

imATHLETE’s insurance offerings protect the investments of both athletes and event organizers while also helping to relieve the financial burden when confronted with event-changing circumstances.

imATHLETE offers all its insurance offerings to the entire imATHLETE family of events, which includes the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, BMW Dallas Marathon, Philadelphia Marathon, Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, TD Five Boro Bike Tour, OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, Gasparilla Distance Classic, Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, Williams Route 66 Marathon and thousands of others.

When asked for comment, Jeff Matlow, imATHLETE’s CEO said, “Our goal has always been to create a better experience for both athletes and event organizers.  This partnership with Allianz, and our overall offerings surrounding event insurance coverage, sets a new bar in our commitment to our partners. We are, quite literally, protecting athletes and events from millions of dollars in losses every year.”

”imATHLETE is on the leading edge of registration and technological innovation,” said Mike Nelson, CEO, Americas, Allianz Worldwide Partners.  “The imATHLETE portfolio of clients is most impressive and their commitment towards improving their client’s businesses has proven to be a continuous game changer. We couldn’t be happier to be working with Jeff and his team on this important solution.”

To learn more about the imATHLETE + Allianz offering, check this out:


imATHLETE blends registration, coaching and e-commerce technology with the social networking and gamefication inherent in running, triathlon, cycling and all participatory sports. Recognized as a leading force in the sporting world with its industry-changing registration technology, imATHLETE is one of the fastest growing companies in the market. Their technology is transforming the relationship between event organizers and their participants. To learn more about imATHLETE, visit   Better yet, visit their blog at imATHLETE also can be found on Twitter by following @IAmAthlete and by liking the imATHLETE Facebook page.

About Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company.  We provide insurance to 21 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for property and casualty insurers and credit card companies.

For more information on Allianz Global Assistance and the policies offered for travelers, please visit: or Like us on Facebook.

*Terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions apply to all plans. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your plan, carefully review your plan’s Letter of Confirmation/Declarations and Certificate of Insurance/Policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 105-C series or 105-P series, depending on state of residence. Allianz Global Assistance and Allianz Travel Insurance are brands of AGA Service Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of this plan and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage because of the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company. Non-insurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by AGA Service Company.



imATHLETE Provides Allianz Insurance Products to Athletes and Events

Contact Info

Jeff Matlow
877.462.7979 x102

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