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Competitor Group Partners with GovX.com to Offer Discounted Race Entries

August 11, 2014

Exclusive Military and Government Discounts Available through GovX.com for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Women’s Running Series and Events DC Nation’s Triathlon

Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company, today announced a partnership with GovX.com, the largest online ticketing service for U.S. military members, law enforcement personnel, first responders and related government employees. Through the partnership, the military and government community will have exclusive access to special registration pricing for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Women’s Running Series and Events DC Nation’s Triathlon.

“From shadow runs held overseas in conjunction with some of our Rock ‘n’ Roll races to the Military Challenge at Nation’s Tri, honoring our armed forces and public service employees has always been important to everything we do at CGI,” said Keith Kendrick, Chief Marketing Officer at Competitor Group.  “Many of the markets we host races in are heavily populated with military personnel, and we’re thrilled to further connect with the community by utilizing GovX.com’s robust platform.”

GovX.com’s proprietary online verification technology will allow CGI to easily extend privileged online race registration discount to U.S. Military service members, law enforcement personnel, first responders and related government employees, along with their families. The GovX.com online verification system is fast, accurate and simple to use. Once verified, users enjoy significant savings on sports and event ticketing and thousands of products and services offered exclusively to them. To date, more than three million service men and women have access to the GovX.com online discounts, content and community.

“We are very honored to be teaming up with CGI to bring these deserving individuals and their families exclusive access and privileged pricing to the industry’s premier race series, triathlons, and popular endurance sports events,” said Eric McCue, president of GovX.com. “Our members have an extraordinarily high interest in participatory races and action sports activities, so this represents a meaningful opportunity to say thank you to our U.S. military members, law enforcement personnel and first responders who give so much to our country and communities.”

GovX.com members will have access to discounted registrations on CGI’s endurance sports events including its flagship Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, a global series of 28 running events that feature live music and cheerleaders along the course and a celebratory headliner concert at the finish line. The Women’s Running Series offers the “Ultimate Girls Weekend” with four destination half-marathons and 5ks in San Diego, Nashville, St. Pete and Scottsdale. Taking place in Washington D.C. on Sunday, September 7, 2014, Events DC Nation’s Triathlon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is renowned for its scenic course that winds through the National Mall and Memorial Parks and includes a swim in the Potomac River.

Qualified military and first responders can access special pricing on event registrations at GovX.com.

About GovX, Inc.
GovX.com, owned and operated by San Diego-based GovX, Inc., is the leading online military and government discount shopping destination for those in the U.S. Armed Forces and government, including active, reserve, veteran and retired military personnel, and those in police, fire, FBI, DEA, Border Patrol and related federal, state and local government agencies. Through GovX.com, qualified members have unique access to purchase premium off-duty lifestyle products, on-duty tactical gear directly from manufacturers, as well as tickets for select teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL, and tickets to events and concerts at exclusive and privileged prices well below those offered to the public. GovX.com is a controlled-access e-commerce site, ensuring that military and government discount pricing is accessible only to the very deserving group of qualified members, not to the general public. The products offered on GovX.com are not closeouts or discontinued items, but everyday premium brands. For more information, visit http://www.GovX.com.

 

About Competitor Group

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI’s portfolio of media brands span the full range of the expanding endurance industry including Velo, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, Women’s Running and Competitor with a combined monthly circulation of over 700,000.  CGI owns and operates 53 events around the world, including the flagship Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, the TriRock Triathlon Series and Women’s Running Series, collectively delivering more than 600,000 professional and amateur participants in 2014. Additionally, Raceit.com, a leading digital registration platform, is the catalyst for the company’s race services offering that looks to meet the needs not only for the company’s owned and operated events, but also for endurance events of all sizes on behalf of the entire industry. Further information about CGI and its digital, publishing and event entertainment properties can be found at CompetitorMediaKit.com.

 

Media Contacts

Emily Gibbs, egibbs@competitorgroup.com, 800-311-1255

 

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