Boston, MA – Sun Multisport Events today announced Ashworth Awards — the endurance sport’s industry leading provider of quality recognition products, awards and medals — as the Official Awards Sponsor for the 2019 RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo. Designed to educate, equip and inspire 2,000+ endurance athletes on the eve of a new season, RACE-MANIA takes place Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Boston University’s Fit Rec Center in Boston, MA.
A unique event that connects endurance athletes with expert coaches, elite athletes and top brands, RACE-MANIA features an all-star line-up of speakers, a full day of educational and inspirational seminars & clinics, and competitive events. Headlining this year’s list of speakers is 2018 Boston Marathon winner Des Linden; the Voice of IRONMAN, Mike Reilly; renowned cycling coach, Hunter Allen, endurance sports legend, Dave McGillivray; and coach, motivational speaker and podcaster, Meredith Atwood.
Ashworth Awards will provide custom created awards for the top three teams competing in the WHOOP Team Challenge at RACE-MANIA and the winner of the “Mike Reilly: You Make the Call” contest. The WHOOP Team Challenge is a unique event that combines the times of teams competing in the Relay Team Swim Challenge in the state-of-the-art BU Fit Rec pool; the FastSplits Indoor Bike Time Trial on the RACE-MANIA expo floor; and the Marathon Sports 4 x 1600m Relay Run on the BU indoor track. The “You Make the Call” contest invites attendees to give their best rendition of Reilly’s iconic finish line announcement, “You are an IRONMAN!”
Ashworth Awards is a leading manufacturer and supplier of custom medallions, awards, plaques and other recognition products and has developed long-standing relationships with some of the most recognized endurance events and skill competitions in the world, including the Boston Marathon, IRONMAN, US Figure Skating and is USA Triathlon’s Official Awards Partner.
“We are thrilled to be the Official Awards Sponsor of the 2019 RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo.” says Kim Ashworth, VP/Chief Marketing Officer at Ashworth Awards. “Ashworth Awards believes that it is important to give back to our sport and be involved on every level. We are not only manufacturers in the endurance sports industry, but we are athletes ourselves! We understand what athletes expect to receive at the finish line of their events. They train so hard and deserve the best awards and medallions when they finish! Good luck to all the athletes as they compete this weekend! This is an amazing event that is great way to kick start the race season for everyone in the Northeast. We hope everyone enjoys the event!”
RACE-MANIA is produced by Sun Multisport Events and Platinum-level sponsors include Breakthrough Performance Coaching, ethos, Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Marathon Sports, Max Performance, NormaTec, Peaks Coaching Group, Pilgrimman Triathlon, RaceQuest Travel and WHOOP. Boston University’s Fit Rec Center, located at 915 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, MA, provides state-of-the-art facilities for RACE-MANIA, including 25,000+ square feet for the expo, a high-tech theater for presentations, multiple classrooms for clinics and workshops, an indoor track and a world-class pool.
About Sun Multisport Events (SME)
Sun Multisport Events is New England’s premier, award-winning endurance event production company. SME offers a unique set of events that attracts a diverse set of endurance athletes. In addition to the RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo, SME produces sprint, Olympic and half distance multisport races and “Barn to Run”, New England’s first and only farm-based trail race series. SME has won “Best Triathlon Series” (2013) and it’s Patriot Half has won “Best Small Race” (less than 1,000 athletes) an unprecedented three times (2018, 2017, 2013) in the Triathlete’s Choice Awards as well as “Best Triathlon” in the Best of Competitor (2016). Visit the Sun Multiport Events website to learn more at https://sunmultisportevents.com/
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