For Immediate Release: June 14, 2019
Contact: Jennifer Sherlock, [email protected], 609-369-3482


AACR Philadelphia Marathon Encourages Local Companies to Compete for a Cause

PHILADELPHIA – June 14, 2019 – The City of Philadelphia is proud to announce Comcast Business as an official partner for the 2019 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. Comcast Business is pleased to support this partnership via the 1st annual Corporate Challenge. The Comcast Business Corporate Challenge is a platform for companies to encourage wellness and community with their associates through an iconic Philadelphia event. Our goal is to raise awareness about the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend events and its impact on the community in raising awareness for cancer research through the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

To celebrate its 26th anniversary, City and Race officials and leaders from Comcast Business will launch the Comcast Business Corporate Challenge at a press conference at The Concourse at Comcast Center on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Registration for the Comcast Business Corporate challenge will begin on Friday, June 21st. Interested companies can find more details on how to register their company at

“Giving back is part of who we are at Comcast. We’re proud to partner with the City of Philadelphia for the 1st annual Comcast Business Corporate Challenge to drive greater awareness of the iconic Philadelphia Marathon Weekend and its impact on wellness habits across the region,” said Denice Hasty, Chief Marketing Officer, Comcast Business.

“We are thrilled and honored to have Comcast Business on board to help launch our first ever Corporate Challenge for the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend events,” said Leo Dignam, Executive Race Director. He added, “It’s a chance for local companies to encourage wellness and camaraderie and to consider joining the AACR Runners for Research team that raises funds to prevent and cure all cancers. It’s a Great Race, Great City, Great Cause.” Over 30,000 runners, 60,000 spectators, and thousands of volunteers attend the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend every year. Rated one of the top ten marathons in the country, it is celebrating its 26th year as a prime destination for both athletes and history buffs. Stay up-to-date with the latest information by visiting

About the Philadelphia Marathon:

The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend welcomes nearly 30,000 runners, 60,000 spectators, and 3,000 volunteers each year. Race Weekend 2019 features the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 24; the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman 8K and Dunkin’ Munchkin Run on Saturday, November 23; and a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23. Race participants pass many of Philadelphia's famous attractions on the swift and scenic USATF-certified course, which is a Boston qualifier. Take the first step to experiencing 26.2 miles of fun, beauty, history and excitement by registering at

About Comcast Business

Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services.

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