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Posted: January 30, 2014  

Athletics: U.S. Bank New Title Sponsor of the OC Marathon

Long-time event sponsor signs three-year deal; more than 22,000 runners expected at 10th edition

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. --- (January 23, 2014) --- Race organizers today announced that U.S. Bank is the new title sponsor of the U.S. Bank OC Marathon to be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Poised to set attendance records in the full and half marathons, along with the obesity fighting Kids Run the OC, the U.S. Bank OC Marathon will now celebrate its 10th edition positioned to further enhance the runner experience; from elite athletes to novices and everyone in between.

"The OC Marathon is proud to welcome U.S. Bank as our new Title Sponsor," said race director Gary Kutscher. "U.S. Bank has partnered with the OC Marathon for a number of years and to have them support us at this level for our 10th Anniversary event is very exciting. Together, we are committed to enhancing the runner experience and making this the best-ever OC Marathon. Their support will also allow the OC Marathon to take its message of a healthy, active lifestyle into our communities in a wider, more meaningful manner."

"We are pleased to support this signature event for Orange County," said Joe Hensley, president of U.S. Bank in Orange County. "U.S. Bank's nearly 1,150 employees in Orange County are thrilled to be a part of the marathon in name and as volunteers for the kids run finish line, the marathon water station and the expo booth. It's a great event for the community and everyone involved."

The U.S. Bank OC Marathon is considered one of the best full and half marathon courses in the state with its diverse terrain, changing vistas and majestic ocean views. The race traverses Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and Santa Ana and boasts a blend of chic coastal scenery, tranquil nature and sophisticated arts and shopping. The OC Finish Line Festival gets supercharged in 2014 with a headlining band, free massages, tacos, beer and tons of giveaways.

The 10th U.S. Bank OC Marathon will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014. More than 22,000 runners will participate in the marathon, half marathon, Wahoo's OC 5K and Kids Run the OC. Additionally, thousands of spectators line the course, the start line in front of the Newport Beach Marriott and finish line at OC Fair and Event Center, while an additional 30,000 attend the two-day Allergan Health & Fitness Expo which showcases national brands and state of the art footwear and training technology.

For more detailed information, visit the event's brand new website at

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