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USA Triathlon Selects Active Network as Official Technology Partner
ActiveWorks® technology to help USA Triathlon members ensure streamlined and compliant event management
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced that Active Network (NYSE: ACTV) will serve as the exclusive Official Technology Partner of USA Triathlon through November 2016. The new partnership is expected to streamline the registration and membership process for USA Triathlon members while helping race directors ensure efficient, online event management and compliance with USA Triathlon requirements.“Active Network is widely acknowledged as an industry leader when it comes to online event registration, event management and participant engagement, and we are thrilled to partner with a company that takes such a vested interest in growing and supporting the sport,” USA Triathlon CEO Rob Urbach said. “The tools and technologies available through the company’s ActiveWorks® platform offer an enhanced and smooth process for our constituents, whether they are registering for a local event or a National Championship.”
Through the partnership, Active Network will utilize its ActiveWorks platform to:
• Provide online registration for three USA Triathlon-owned National Championships (Age Group/Sprint, Youth/Junior and Duathlon)
• Serve as USA Triathlon’s first-ever real-time membership verification partner
• Allow athletes to renew their annual membership or register with USA Triathlon as they sign-up for local events
• Support registration efforts for a variety of USA Triathlon events and educational initiatives such as the annual Race Director Symposium, coaching and race director certification clinics, and webinars
• Engage in content-sharing and cross-promotional efforts while utilizing the Company’s significant database marketing capabilities to help facilitate the further growth of the sport
• Support USA Triathlon fundraising activities to benefit charitable and worthy causes
Additionally, Active Network has improved the functionality of USA Triathlon waiver verification and created customized event detail pages and race director pages for many USA Triathlon-sanctioned events — all with the aim of creating a simplified online registration process for USA Triathlon annual members.
“We are extremely passionate about the sport of triathlon and look forward to working with USA Triathlon to deepen their relationships with their 150,000-plus membership base while introducing the sport to new participants over the coming years,” said Eric McCue, general manager of Active Network | Sports.
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions 3,500 races and connects with more than 150,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including ITU World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the International Triathlon Union and the United States Olympic Committee.
About The Active Network, Inc.
The Active Network, Inc. is the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications—serving the business events, community activities, outdoors and sports markets— with over 47,000 global business customers and 70 million annual transactions reported last year. Our technology platform, ActiveWorks®, transforms the way organizers manage their activities and events by automating online registrations and streamlining other critical management functions, while also driving consumer participation to their events. Our flagship media property, Active.com®, is the leading online community for people who want to discover, participate in, and share activities about which they are passionate. Headquartered in San Diego, California since 1999, the company has over 25 offices worldwide. To learn more, visit www.ActiveNetwork.com or www.Active.com. Follow Active Network on Twitter @ActiveNetwork, @Active and on Facebook.
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