The Active Network, Inc. (NYSE: ACTV), the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications, announced today that the Company is the official partner of the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) at the upcoming Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) on Sunday, December 4, 2011.
This year, Active Network is powering the SCMS 2011 official website and online systems, including the race registration portal which provides runners with an easy and convenient way to sign up for the race. This race is one of the largest and most popular running events in Asia. Registration opened to high demand, with more than 35,000 registrations in the first nine days – or an average of three sign-ups per minute.
“The overwhelming demand for participation in this year’s Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore truly underscores the reputation of the race as Singapore’s marquee running event,” said David Voth, Senior Director, Sports Business, SSC and Vice-chairman of the SCMS 2011 Organising Committee. “The SSC is continuing to make a committed push this year to enable Singaporeans to live active, healthy lifestyles – a mission shared by Active Network on a global level – which makes the company a great partner for our event.”
Runners have multiple distances to choose from comprising the full marathon, half marathon, 10km, Kids Dash, and Ekiden – a full marathon relay comprising a team of six runners. This year sees a newly introduced race category – a 5km Fun Run – which further caters to runners of all levels and ag
“Sedentary lifestyles are on the rise globally and we feel a deep commitment in helping to turn the tide on this trend,” said Dave Alberga, chief executive officer of Active Network. “Powering this large international event with the SSC is a huge achievement for us, as we work together to provide the region with the opportunity to engage in healthy activities whether you are an entry-level athlete or elite competitor.”
Race registration for the Full Marathon is still available at http://www.marathonsingapore.com/Race_Information/Registration_Page.htm.
About The Active Network, Inc.
The Active Network, Inc. is the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications—serving the business events, community activities, outdoors, and sports markets— with over 47,000 global business customers and 70 million annual transactions reported last year. Our technology platform, ActiveWorks®, transforms the way organizers manage their activities and events by automating online registrations and streamlining other critical management functions, while also driving consumer participation to their events. Our flagship media property, Active.com®, is the leading online community for people who want to discover, participate in, and share activities about which they are passionate. Headquartered in San Diego, California since 1999, the company has over 25 offices worldwide. To learn more, visit www.ActiveNetwork.com or www.Active.com. Follow Active Network on Twitter @ActiveNetwork, @Active and on Facebook.
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