Medal-display kit will feature branding for Publix Atlanta Half Marathon and 5K
(CHICAGO, March 05, 2019) – Kudos, makers of the popular new Kudos Coaster Plus, are pleased to announce a collaboration with Atlanta Track Club. As part of the partnership, age group award winners in the Publix Atlanta Half Marathon and 5K on March 17, 2019, will receive race-branded versions of the patent-pending medal-display kits. The races are part of Publix Atlanta Marathon weekend which also features a marathon and a series of races for children.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Atlanta Track Club to create the first-ever customized Kudos Coaster Plus,” said Kudos President and CEO Ryan DeBoer. “Co-branding with races is something we’re excited to do more, and we couldn’t have picked a better partner for this first instance than Atlanta Track Club.”
Kudos will print the event name, date, “Age Group Award Winner” and the Publix Atlanta Marathon badge on one of the coaster kit’s colored inserts. Including a partnership with the Chicago Area Runners Association, Kudos now has partnerships with two of the country’s three largest running organizations.
“We are excited to welcome Kudos to Publix Atlanta Marathon weekend,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s Executive Director. “We strive to deliver a best-in-class experience at every Atlanta Track Club event here in Running City USA. Part of that includes working with partners who bring new and innovative ideas to the sport.”
The Publix Atlanta Marathon weekend includes the first Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon on Saturday, March 16. Children 14 & under will have the chance to run a 2.62K, 262m Dash or 26.2m Dash. Sunday’s running events include the full marathon, half marathon and 5K, all held in downtown Atlanta. The races will start and finish at Centennial Olympic Park. Details and information on registration can be found here.
The Kudos Coaster Plus is a do-it-yourself coaster and kit designed to display race medals. Users place their medal of choice inside the coaster and can switch it out with others at their convenience. More compact and less expensive than wall-mounted frames, the product combines form and function to securely fit most medal shapes and sizes, and can also be used to display race photos or other cherished keepsake items.
The Kudos Coaster Plus was created as a better way to store and feature race medals. Over the last six years, DeBoer developed the product into its current form which includes a clear, removable acrylic top and a polyurethane base providing stability and grip. Colored Tru-Fit inserts allow users to pick a backdrop that complements their medal, and the inserts can be removed to accommodate medals of varying thicknesses.
Kudos, a registered trademark of RLRD, LLC, helps people share, preserve and display their memorable accomplishments with pride. The company approaches old things in new ways by producing inexpensive, quality-built products that combine form and function. For more visit www.kudos2u.com.
About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
With more than 30,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.
Contact: William Polk