We got out the abacus and did some counting. Then, to double check, we pulled out the more sophisticated calculator. And then we plugged the formula into an Excel sheet. Any way we counted, the numbers came out the same and we are proud to announce that we’ve helped get more than 100,000 marathoners across finish lines during the fall 2013 marathon season! That’s A LOT of runners.
Yes, we are a technology company. But just as importantly, we are also people who participate in endurance sports ourselves and have a lotta love for this industry. Nothing makes us happier than being able to help race directors get more people signed up and out on the course.
We asked some of our customers and team members what they thought about this milesone and here are two of the top quotes:
“Over the last eight years, ACTIVE Network has provided a technology solution to help seamlessly integrate the management of participants for our Marathon events as well as the Event Director College Series and Symposiums, which has allowed us to build the best experiences for the running community and race event organizers. I’m often asked why Portland Marathon uses ACTIVE for our Event. I simply cite ACTIVE’s ability to make us feel like they’re part of our team, 24/7.”
-Les Smith, Event Director, Portland Marathon
“Marathons continue to be a coveted milestone for runners, but the popularity of other race categories such as the half marathon and Portland’s Kids’ Fun Run has also increased through the years. Race directors have the opportunity to involve even more people from their communities by adding different race categories that appeal to a variety of levels.
-Eric McCue, General Manager of Sports, ACTIVE Network
We are looking forward to 2014 and will be trying our hardest to top this number next fall!