ACTIVE Network’s Comprehensive Technology Solutions at Each Stage of the Event Lifecycle is a Key Reason Behind Portland Marathon’s Decision to Sign Multi-Year Exclusive Contract
Dallas – July 27, 2016 – ACTIVE Network®, the premier global marketplace for activities and events and the industry’s leading provider of data solutions, today announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with iconic event, Portland Marathon, to handle its event technology and offer data insights and intelligence. The Portland Marathon, rated one of the top 10 road races in the United States, came back to ACTIVE in order to fulfill their goal of elevating their participants’ experience at each stage of the event’s lifecycle.
The Portland Marathon decided to sign a multi-year agreement with ACTIVE Network because of ACTIVE’s world-class technology, security infrastructure, and newly launched data insights solutions, as well as ACTIVE’s ability to provide a comprehensive, one-stop-shop solution across the event lifecycle. The Portland Marathon will leverage ACTIVEWorks® Endurance as its centralized event management platform for participant, team and volunteer registration, and communication. As part of its adoption of the ACTIVEWorks Endurance platform, the Portland Marathon will also utilize ACTIVE Network Activity Cloud® to gain rich intelligence about industry and market trends, the ACTIVE On-Site mobile application to support event day check-ins and bib assignments, and ACTIVE’s Virtual Event BagsTM platform to engage its participants and sponsors.
“We’re excited to partner again with ACTIVE, and we have been impressed with the investment they’ve made in their event management technology and data insights solutions, making ACTIVE the market leader well above other technology providers in our industry. As a result of their comprehensive technology and the relationship we’ve built with their knowledgeable team, the decision to come back to ACTIVE again was an easy one,” said Les Smith, event director of the Portland Marathon and CEO of Next Events Productions. “As we approach the Portland Marathon’s milestone 45th anniversary race in October and look to enhance the Event Director College Series content, the importance of partnering with a fellow industry leader is critical for us. ACTIVE is the market leader and has been an innovator for event management technology for 17 years. We’re excited to have their support.”
“We’re very pleased to welcome the Portland Marathon back to the ACTIVE Network family. The advances we’ve made in our technology platform, data insights, account services and marketing will provide an easy, consistent and superior organizer experience for them as well as for their participants,” said Sam Renouf, general manager for sports at ACTIVE Network.
ACTIVE Network will also be heavily involved with and will support the Portland Marathon Event Director College Series, which is now in its 27th year, and which includes both an east coast conference hosted by the Cooper River Bridge Run in the spring and a west coast conference hosted by the Portland Marathon in the fall.
About the Portland Marathon
Since earning the designation of “Best Organized Marathon in North America” from Marathon & Beyond in 1996, the Portland Marathon has consistently rated among the top ten marathons in the US. Accolades from Runner’s World have included “Best US Race in October,” Most Walker-Friendly Marathon in the country, and “Portland might be the perfect first-timer event.” In addition, Best of Competitor has named it the “Best Marathon in the Pacific Northwest” four years in a row! Now in its 45th year, the event boasts perfect Fall weather with lush, green scenery, the most on-course entertainment, unparalleled volunteer support, and fabulous finisher goodies (including an award-winning medal and performance grade finisher shirt). Join us on October 9, 2016, the Weekend of Events, including the full and half marathon, 3-day Event Director College, Kids Festival and 3-day sports & fitness expo.
About ACTIVE Network
ACTIVE Network® is the leading global marketplace for activities and events, connecting participants and activity organizers, while offering unparalleled business intelligence through our industry-leading data solutions and insights platform that helps organizers drive increased participation and revenue. ACTIVE Network annually processes nearly 100 million registrations and more than $3B in payments for over 42,000 organizers and 650,000 activities and events worldwide. Our enterprise-level ACTIVEWorks® platform offers organizers leading-edge SaaS technology that streamlines the administration of activities and events. Our ACTIVE Network Activity Cloud® platform combines data analytics and business intelligence tools to provide actionable insights that help organizers better manage their events and increase participation. Founded in 1999, ACTIVE Network is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit ACTIVEnetwork.com and follow us on Twitter.
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