Powering Smiles, Energizing Strides: Philips Sonicare Announced as Presenting Sponsor of the 2023 Long Beach Marathon

August 14, 2023

The 2023 Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon presented by Philips Sonicare will mark the 39th anniversary of classic road race welcoming more than 17,000 runners

LONG BEACH – Aug. 14, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Long Beach Marathon today announced that Philips Sonicare, the #1 dental professional recommended sonic toothbrush brand worldwide, has been named as the presenting sponsor for the 2023 Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon, which will take place the weekend of October 14-15, 2023.

Emphasizing the importance of both oral health and physical well-being, the partnership between Philips Sonicare and the Long Beach Marathon brings together two champions of health and wellness. As runners power their strides, Philips Sonicare powers their smiles, fostering a positive and health-conscious community where everyone is encouraged and provided with tools to achieve their goals.

“We are elated to welcome Philips Sonicare as the presenting sponsor of the 2023 Long Beach Marathon,” said Phyllis Blanchard, Director of Partnerships for the marathon. “This partnership not only adds to the prestige of our event but also reinforces our commitment to promoting health and wellness in the Long Beach community. We are confident that our participants will appreciate and benefit from the support of a brand as reputable and innovative as Philips Sonicare. October’s event promises to be even more exciting, inspiring, and impactful for participants and spectators alike.”

As part of the partnership, Philips Sonicare will be present throughout the marathon weekend. Runners and attendees can expect interactive and eye-catching activations at the marathon’s pre-race Health and Wellness Expo, along the race route and at the finishing line focused on providing extra encouragement and celebrating smiles.

“Philips Sonicare is delighted to be the presenting sponsor of the 2023 Long Beach Marathon,” said Christine Croce, Director of Marketing, Consumer Activation for Philips Sonicare. “At Philips, we know that oral health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being, and we believe in the value of investing in yourself. We are excited to align with an event that encourages physical fitness and celebrates the diversity of participants by providing motivational tools to for personal success. We hope to help runners find the tools to reach their next goal and achievement – whether on the race course or in their self-care routines.”

The Long Beach Marathon, established in 1984, has grown to become the premier fall marathon in Southern California, showcasing the city’s miles of sandy beaches and eclectic neighborhoods. Most importantly, the event annually provides a platform for dozens of local charities and non-profit organizations to raise money for their respective causes.

Race weekend kicks off on Friday, October 13 with a two-day Health and Wellness Expo along the waterfront at Long Beach’s Marina Green. The free expo is open to the public and features dozens of products for sample and sale as all race participants pick up their bib number, t-shirt, and swag bag.

Event weekend features two days of running with the Aquarium of the Pacific 5k on Saturday and the 26.2-mile marathon, half-marathon and the popular Bike Tour on Sunday. The bike tour, which provides avid and leisure cyclists the opportunity to ride on the marathon’s closed roads, features all the marathon fun without the run, including a commemorative event shirt, finishers medal, complimentary beer and more.

Marathon weekend concludes with a finish line festival celebration on Marina Green featuring a beer garden and live music. For more information on the Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon or to register for the event, visit www.RunLongBeach.com.

About Royal Philips 

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Philips’ patient- and people-centric innovation leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver personal health solutions for consumers and professional health solutions for healthcare providers and their patients in the hospital and the home. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, image-guided therapy, monitoring and enterprise informatics, as well as in personal health. Philips generated 2022 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 74,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

About the Long Beach Marathon

The 2023 Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon returns for its 39th edition on the weekend of October 14-15. Event weekend annually attracts more than 17,000 runners with perfect Southern California weather and a fast, flat course along the waterfront. Participants can choose from four different events including the marathon, half marathon, Bike Tour, or the Aquarium of the Pacific 5k, offering runners iconic waterfront views of Shoreline Village and the Queen Mary Hotel. For more information about the Long Beach Marathon or to register for the event, visit RunLongBeach.com and follow @LongBeachMarathon on social media.

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