Garmin extend support to award-winning New Forest Marathon

Fitness GPS technology brand Garmin is proud to partner with The New Forest Marathon event for 2018 and beyond.

With its European headquarters located on the periphery of the New Forest and a rich heritage in running technology, Garmin view this partnership as a perfect fit. The first Garmin Forerunner launched in 2003 and over the years, the brand has built strong credibility with the running community and understands technological needs of runners of all ability.

The New Forest Marathon is recognised as one of the UK’s leading running events which includes a 5k, 10k, half and full marathon plus an array of opportunities for juniors to get active.

Jon Oliver, Garmin’s UK and Ireland Managing Director, said: “We are excited to partner with The New Forest Marathon, an award winning event which takes place on our doorstep. We are proud to support the local community and the event’s commitment to engage with runners of all ages and ability.

“Our global campaign ‘Beat Yesterday’ is designed to engage people to set and achieve new fitness goals, we’ve been working with the New Forest Marathon for three years but are now proud to officially support The New Forest Marathon’s aim to inspire as many people as possible to be active.”

The New Forest Marathon has been the cornerstone of Hampshire running calendar for the past 34 years, raising over £1.27 million for local good causes and attracting thousands of competitors. The nationally recognised marathon has been ranked in the top 10 marathons in the UK for 20 years.

The 2018 event takes place on Sunday, September 9; thousands of runners will set off from New Park Showground in Brockenhurst then wind through the heart of the New Forest National Park. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country.

Chris Farr, director of ORA Events Limited, the organisation who run The New Forest Marathon said: “We are immensely proud to attract a strong brand like Garmin who add further credibility to our event on local and a national scale.”

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