Tag: marathon

Who Will Sponsor the Baltimore Marathon, Now That Under Armour Bowed Out?


Under Armour Baltimore Marathon logo

Under Armour seemed like the perfect title sponsor for the Baltimore Running Festival (the annual October event comprising the marathon, half–marathon, and a host of other, shorter races). After all, it’s a locally-based maker of athletic apparel — who better to fund a celebration of Baltimore fitness?

(Actually, as the Baltimore Sun notes, most other marathons in the country are sponsored by financial institutions; it’s relatively rare for an athletic gear company to fund this particular kind of athletic event.)

While this is sad, of course, the race must go on. Here are some ideas for other Baltimore institutions that might benefit from having their name/logo plastered all over a bunch of runners.

Loyola Grad Runs the NYC Marathon Anyway

Dessi ran his marathon in honor of his father, who has ALS.

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg cancelled the New York City Marathon — but that didn’t stop Chris Dessi. After spending months training for the race he intended to dedicate to his father, Dessi decided that he didn’t need road closures or supporters on the sidelines handing him gross energy gels to run 26.2 miles. He just needed his father there, cheering him on.