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SDCCU OC Marathon Signs 02 Health Lab as Official Performance and Recovery Sponsor

March 22, 2019

COSTA MESA, Calif. (Mar. 22, 2019) – The OC Running Festival, a world-class, three-day event that attracts more than 23,000 participants from 46 states and 22 countries, is proud to announce that O2 Health Lab has signed on as the SDCCU OC Marathon’s Official Performance and Recovery Sponsor. Now celebrating its 15th year, the OC Running Festival is a three-day event to be held May 3 to 5, 2019, featuring the OC Marathon and Half-Marathon, OC 5k, Kids Run the OC “Final Mile,” Ultimate Finish Line Festival, and OC Lifestyle and Fitness Expo.

Many active and retired professional athletes in Southern California rely on O2 Health Lab’s numerous innovative therapies to help them build new red blood cells, reduce inflammation, attain peak performance, and exponentially increase the rate of recovery from training or injuries. Some of the leading-edge therapies offered include: Cryotherapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Light Bed Therapy, PEMF Therapy, CVAC Cellular Fit Pod, Thermo Therapy, and more.

A long-time proponent and client of O2 Health Lab, world-class ultra-marathoner Sally McRae, a Nike-sponsored athlete also known as #YellowRunner, will serve as one of the marathon’s official ambassadors. Leading up to the race, McRae will offer training tips, coaching and motivation via in-person training runs, Instagram Posts and Facebook Live Interviews. On race weekend, she will be at the OC Running Festival as a featured speaker and at the O2 Health Lab Display signing autographs. As an avid proponent of running, she will help host the Kids Run the OC and 5K on Saturday, May 4, and the marathon and half-marathon on Sunday, May 5. McRae is promoting a “Climb Your Mountain” campaign (https://vimeo.com/273607406) encouraging runners and others to pursue their dreams.

“O2 Health Lab is incredibly proud to be the Official Performance and Recovery Sponsor of the 2019 SDCCU OC Marathon, and to be able to empower professional Ultramarathoner Sally McRae to be involved in her hometown marathon event,” said O2 Health Lab CEO John Parks. “We offer everyday athletes the access and ability to benefit from world-class performance and recovery therapies used by championship and professional athletes at affordable prices. The SDCCU OC Marathon is the county’s premier endurance event, and we are honored to support our community to perform, race and recover.”

Professional Ultramarathoner Sally McRae is excited to be involved: “I love having an opportunity where I can be on the other side of racing and so I’m thrilled to be an ambassador for the SDCCU OC Marathon. I have already been so inspired by the stories I’ve been hearing from athlete’s training for this wonderful race, and I can’t wait to cheer for everyone on race day. I’ve also been using O2 Health Lab since 2015 and it’s changed the way I train and recover. I am able to do both- BETTER!”

“O2 Health Lab brings together some of the most cutting-edge performance and recovery therapies to help athletes achieve their individual best,” said Gary Kutscher, race director, OC Running Festival. “We look forward to introducing this forward-thinking company to the more than 23,000 participants expected at the OC Running Festival this year.”

The SDCCU OC Marathon, one of the best destination courses on the West Coast with a diverse terrain, changing coastal and inland vistas, and majestic ocean views, will be held on Sunday, May 5. Both the marathon and half-marathon begin at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, and then wind through Newport Beach, Santa Ana and Costa Mesa to the finish line at the OC Fair and Event Center in the heart of Costa Mesa.

On Saturday, May 4, more than 3,000 people will compete in the OC 5k, followed by a family-fun festival featuring great food, lively music and fun for the entire family. Also on May 4, approximately 9,500 local children, who completed a 10- to 12-week, in-school fitness program accumulating 25.2 miles of activity, will finish their “final mile.” The Kids Run the OC program was created in 2006 by the non-profit OC Marathon Foundation to promote health and fitness among school-age children. It is one of the largest youth running programs in the country with more than 65,000 Orange County students participating since inception.

The OC Running Festival is also the home to the OC Lifestyle and Fitness Expo, which runs Friday, May 3 to Saturday, May 4, and where an estimated 25,000 runners and spectators will visit and learn from more than 70 exhibitors.

About O2 Health Lab

O2 Health Lab currently has two locations in Orange County, California, and with plans for major expansion. The Lab offers numerous, leading-edge, innovative therapies to help individuals to accelerate recovery, rejuvenate, and attain health and wellness. Therapies offered include Cryotherapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Light Bed Therapy, PEMF Therapy, CVAC Cellular Fit Pod, Thermo Therapy, and Compression Therapy among others. For more information, visit www.O2HealthLab.com.

About the OC Running Festival

Now celebrating its 15th year, the 2019 OC Running Festival is a world-class event featuring the SDCCU OC Marathon and Half-Marathon, the OC 5k, the Kids Run the OC Final Mile, the Ultimate Finish Line Festival, and the OC Lifestyle and Fitness Expo, all held at the Orange County Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa, California, from May 3 to 5, 2019. The marathon and half-marathon is one of the best destination courses on the West Coast with a diverse terrain, changing coastal and inland vistas, and majestic ocean views. During the weekend, more than 23,000 participants, including nearly 10,000 children, will enjoy food, music and other family-fun entertainment.

To register for the races, or for more information about how to get involved including corporate sponsorships, visit ocmarathon.com, @OCMarathon, or email [email protected].

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