Oakland, CA (January 21, 2016) ─ Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today its Oakland Running Festival was selected to be a part of the USA TODAY Sports Active Alliance. The USA TODAY Sports Active Alliance is an exclusive network of the country’s top independent marathons and half marathons that have been bundled together for nationwide sponsorship, promotion, and editorial amplification.
Each of the Alliance races were selected based on their size, legacy/history, growth potential, and efficiency of race operations.
Lee Corrigan, president of CSE, said, “The USA TODAY Sports Active Alliance seal of approval tells runners our events meet the highest standard in the industry. We take great pride in delivering quality in every aspect of our races, while simultaneously offering great value.”
“The USA Today Sports Active Alliance is honored to have two of the finest marathons as part of our running network,” said Bruce Revman, Executive Director of the Active Alliance. “The inclusion of both the Oakland and Baltimore Running Festivals were very important races to us, as they represent organizational excellence, great runner experiences and take place in big city markets.”
The Baltimore Running Festival, another CSE event, also received USA TODAY Sports Active Alliance approval. Overall, only 14 events across the country meet the standard to be part of the alliance.