09 May Brooks Running Extends Partnership With Marine Corps Marathon
Brooks Running Company and Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) have agreed to extend their relationship for another five years.
Brooks and MCMO first partnered in 1999 and have seen more than 370,000 runners cross the finish line at the historic marathon.
Under the agreement, which extends the partnership until 2024, Brooks will be the footwear and apparel sponsor of the Marine Corps Marathon, held annually in October in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, and Marine Corps Historic Half, which will take place in Fredericksburg, VA. The sponsorship also includes support of other Marine Corps Marathon events including the 17.75K, Run Amuck, Belleau Wood 8K, Recon Ruck, Quantico Tri, Quantico 12K, Turkey Trot and Medal of Honor 8K.
“The Marine Corps Marathon Organization has been one of our premier partners for more than twenty years,” said Stevie Jones, Brooks event marketing manager. “We’re excited to extend our partnership with the Marine Corps Marathon Organization to provide new memorable experiences to more runners through the iconic marathon as well as the Marine Corps Historic Half.”
As part of the continued partnership, Brooks will develop an exclusive line of finisher gear to support the marathon and half marathon events. This collection will include limited-edition tops, jackets and bottoms to help runners commemorate their achievement.
“Brooks has designed apparel and products for the MCM that truly represent the powerful relationship between the runners, the Marines and this special course,” said Marc Goldman, MCMO Sponsorship/Marketing Manager. “Through their activations, retail space and enthusiastic presence at our events, Brooks meaningfully embraces the opportunity to celebrate the runners and foster their on-going connections with “The People’s Marathon.”