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EVA airlines signs on as official sponsor Long Beach Marathon

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International City Racing recently announced that EVA Airways will be the official international carrier for the 2007 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon. Winning male and female runners in the full marathon will each receive one round-trip, premium laurel business-class ticket on EVA Air.
“We are honored that EVA Airways has chosen to be involved in our marathon event,” said Bob Seagren, CEO of International City Racing. “EVA is known for providing superior international service, and ICR is proud to be associated with such a high-quality airline. We will do our best to help EVA communicate the outstanding service and convenient flight schedules to Asia and beyond.”
Marathon winners will have the choice of five Asian destinations including Taipei, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kula Lumpur and Singapore. This is the first time that the airline has sponsored an endurance, health or fitness event in Southern California.
“EVA’s emphasis on quality and performance makes the Long Beach ICB Marathon an ideal sponsorship fit for us,” said K.W. Neih, Executive Vice President for EVA Air. “Qualities shared by the participants are the same ones that make an airline great. Success takes diligent preparation and the heart to go the extra mile.”
Nearly 18,000 runners, walkers and cyclists are expected to compete in the 23rd Annual Long Beach International City Bank Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 14. This year’s event includes a full-marathon, half-marathon, recreational marathon bike tour, 5K run/ walk and kids 1-mile fun run. All participants receive a T-shirt and race goodie-bag. Finishers in the marathon, half-marathon, and bike tour will also get a commemorative medal.
The marathon is a part of a two-day Health and Fitness Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center on Oct. 12 from noon to 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, call (562) 427-4606 or visit

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EVA airlines signs on as official sponsor Long Beach Marathon