Update - Due to heat conditions, this Saturday's training run will meet at 6:30 am and starts at 7:00 a.m.Learn more!

Nina G Zucker | Nina Zucker Associates
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Stephanie Schultz
Media Relations Specialist
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Garmin International, Inc.


Garmin is the Official Timer and Running Watch
of 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

PHILADELPHIA – October 23, 2018 – The countdown is on! As you start your watch on the 25 days remaining until race day, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Philadelphia Marathon is proud to announce Garmin International, Inc. as the official timer and running watch of the 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend.

"We are very excited to welcome Garmin to our team of sponsors," remarked Leo Dignam, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend of Events. "Garmin has a lot to offer our participants, including a running watch for every type of runner. Their products provide our runners with a great tracking medium and, in turn, a source of motivation as they train for Race Weekend."

As an official sponsor, Garmin will receive traditional sponsorship benefits, including branding exposure through on-site signage and engagement, marketing promotions, digital and social media. Garmin will also be recognized on the clocks along the course and at the finish line that help runners track their progress as they work towards achieving a personal best time.

"We are excited to participate in the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend as this year’s official timer and running watch, especially as part of the Marathon’s 25th anniversary celebration," said Susan Lyman, Garmin vice president of global consumer marketing. "Being involved in such a milestone makes this a great event to connect with thousands of runners from across the country who are out there on race day pushing to 'Beat Yesterday.'"

This announcement comes with just under one month until Race Day, and registration is ongoing. Those wishing to learn more or participate should visit www.philadelphiamarathon.com.

About Philadelphia Marathon Weekend:
The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend welcomes nearly 30,000 runners, 60,000 spectators, and 3,000 volunteers each year. Race Weekend 2018 features the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 18; the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman Orthopaedics 8K and Dunkin’ Munchkin Run on Saturday, November 17; and a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17. 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 www.philadelphiamarathon.com.

About the American Association for Cancer Research:
Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes more than 40,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and cancer advocates residing in 120 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 30 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with almost 21,900 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes eight prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration, and scientific oversight of team science and individual investigator grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and other policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer. For more information about the AACR, visit www.AACR.org.

About Garmin International, Inc.
The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a Garmin product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals. For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, instagram.com/garmin or youtube.com/garmin.

Garmin International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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