Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Series Announces Apple Pay Is Now Available and The Preferred Method of Payment for All U.S. Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Series Events
February 11, 2020
Apple Pay improves the overall Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event experience providing further convenience for runners, family and friends
TAMPA, Fla. (February 11, 2020) – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, a part of The IRONMAN Group, announced today Apple Pay is now available and is the preferred method of payment for all U.S-based Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events. Beginning at the 2020 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll® Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon, runners, family and friends can enjoy the convenience of being able to make purchases with just their Apple Watch or iPhone at Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events throughout the weekend, from the Health & Fitness Expo all the way through the post-race Finish Line Festival.
Participants in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series won’t have to worry about carrying cash or cards with them to the start line. With Apple Pay, they will now be able to utilize an Apple Watch or iPhone to make a purchase. Apple Pay is an easy, secure way to pay in stores, within apps, and online with an Apple device.
Apple Pay will be accepted at various locations throughout each Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event weekend, including within the Finish Line Festival, where food trucks that are on-site will be offering “happy hour” special pricing at certain points throughout the day.
“We are continuously working to improve and better our experience, and one way is by making Apple Pay our preferred method of payment,” said Elizabeth O’Brien, Managing Director of North America for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. “Our goal is to provide a great experience for race participants, family and friends by giving them the ability to make a cashless transaction throughout the event weekend. We know many participants are already wearing their Apple Watch or carrying their iPhone. Now they’ll be able to experience the sights and sounds of our events without having to carry unnecessary items on their run.”
About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.
About The IRONMAN Group
As part of Wanda Sports Group, The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf® presented by Westpac, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with more than 235 events across 55+ countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.
About Wanda Sports Group
Wanda Sports Group (Nasdaq: WSG) is a leading global sports events, media and marketing platform with a mission to unite people in sports and enable athletes and fans to live their passions and dreams. Through our businesses, including Infront and The IRONMAN Group, we have significant intellectual property rights, long-term relationships and broad execution capabilities, enabling us to deliver unrivalled sports event experiences, creating access to engaging content and building inclusive communities. We offer a comprehensive array of events, marketing and media services through three primary segments: Mass Participation, Spectator Sports and Digital, Production, Sports Solutions (DPSS). Our full-service platform creates value for our partners and clients as well as other stakeholders in the sports ecosystem, from rights owners, to brands and advertisers, and to fans and athletes. Headquartered in Beijing, China, Wanda Sports Group has more than 60 offices and 1,600 employees around the world.