FEBRUARY 28, 2013Raleigh Becomes Home to a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
“We welcome Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon to Raleigh,” said Mayor Nancy McFarlane, who joined race officials at a press conference to announce the new event. “This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our city’s love of sports, outdoor entertainment and world-class cultural offerings. We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of runners and their family and friends to our city each spring.”
FEBRUARY 28, 2013PowerBar and Competitor Group Launch Global Sponsorship
The new multi-year deal unites two of the endurance industry’s most respected and recognized brands and encompasses CGI’s entire event and media portfolio. The agreement names PowerBar as the official energy bar of the 32-event Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, as well as the official bar and energy gel of the REI Muddy Buddy Adventure Series, TriRock Triathlon Series and the endurance LIVE awards gala.
FEBRUARY 13, 2013Competitor Group Announces New Transamerica Partnership
Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, and the Life & Protection Division of Transamerica (Transamerica) today announced a new title sponsorship of the inaugural Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon, with Transamerica becoming the official life and protection insurance partner for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Women’s Running Series and the TriRock Triathlon Series presented by REI.
Competitor Group Announces Tim Dunne as Race It General Manager
May 15, 2013
25-year industry veteran to lead race registration platform as rapid growth continues
SAN DIEGO, California & RICHMOND, Virginia – May 15, 2013 – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, today announced Tim Dunne as new General Manager of Race It, the fastest growing registration solutions platform in endurance sports.
In his new role Dunne will lead the organization’s day-to-day operations, product and business development strategy, developing the roadmap to support the platform’s growing client base, with a focus on a more robust feature set and international expansion.
“Tim’s operational and leadership experience is critical in Race It’s evolution from rapid growth start-up to mature, industry leader,” said Alex Baxter, Chief Digital Officer at CGI. “We are thrilled to have him join our team as we continue to set the standard for race directors’ registration and event management needs, with a laser focus on running, cycling and triathlon events.”
Race It has emerged as an industry leader helping race directors with customized registration capabilities for both individuals and teams, performance marketing tools, web hosting and design as well as a state of the art race results technology for participants. Dunne’s appointment comes as Race It continues to expand, serving endurance events of all sizes.
“This is an extremely exciting time to be a part of the endurance sports industry and a huge opportunity to help expand the footprint of Race It by providing our clients with the most current and reliable technologies available, supported by the highest level of customer service in the industry,” said Dunne. “I’m excited to bring the relationships and lessons learned throughout my career to help CGI and Race It become even more successful, no other company offers a more effective registration platform to race directors.”
A 25-year industry veteran, Dunne brings a high-performance track record of large scale operational experience from the telecommunications, digital media and enterprise software industries. He was most recently the COO and Managing Director (US/EMEA) for Lavastorm Analytics, a global business analytics software company. Previously Dunne held executive roles and led teams at Nextlink Wireless, RCN Corporation, Nextel Communications and Bell Atlantic/Verizon. Dunne earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and his Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. He will be relocating to Richmond from Northern Virginia with his wife and three children. He is an avid cyclist, has competed in several triathlons many years ago and regularly runs in 5k events with his kids.
For more information about Race It, visit www.raceit.com.
About Race It
Located in Richmond, Virginia, Race It has been providing online registration solutions to event organizers across the country since 2004. Race It is comprised of a team of dedicated staffers all working in concert to provide the best registration solutions possible. Capitalizing on a strategic release of features and enhancements that have been positively received in the marketplace, Raceit boasts one of the most stable and successful systems in the registration industry. More than 3,000 events use Raceit.com for online registration, including J&A Racing, Sports Backers, Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon and the Tough Mudder Series. For more information about Raceit, visit Raceit.com<http://www.Raceit.com>.