Multi-year sponsorship of iconic race reinforces corporate commitment to health and fitness
LISLE, IL – May 4, 2015 – Molex Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, today announced a new partnership as an official sponsor of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM) race series. The annual event makes a significant economic impact on the host city of Chicago and assists in raising millions of dollars for a variety of charitable organizations.
“The Bank of America Chicago Marathon connects people from all walks of life and around the world who are committed to health and fitness. This aligns with our vision to provide innovative solutions for technology breakthroughs that help improve people’s lives,” said Martin Slark, CEO, Molex. “As an official sponsor, Molex is excited to show our spirit for Chicago and support one of the world’s preeminent marathons.”
The 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon marks the inaugural year of the Molex sponsorship, which extends through 2018. Molex will have booth presence in the Abbott Health and Fitness Expo and throughout the Chicago Marathon, including race day hospitality and information tents. A premier event that garners global recognition, the iconic 26.2-mile road race will start and finish in Chicago’s Grant Park, and attract thousands of participants from across the nation and more than 100 countries. Approximately 1.7 million spectators cheered on runners at last year’s marathon and millions more watch the televised coverage. The prestigious event draws an elite field of athletes and charity participants who run through 29 Chicago neighborhoods.
“We are excited to welcome Molex as a new sponsor of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon,” said Carey Pinkowski, Bank of America Chicago Marathon executive race director. “The marathon gives runners the opportunity to challenge themselves, train hard and strive to achieve a personal best, and on race day we all share in their success. Molex and our other partners recognize healthy lifestyles and hard work as building blocks for world-class achievements.”
Molex supports health and fitness year-round through a variety of sponsorships and related initiatives that encourage employee and community activities. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon sponsorship will provide opportunities for Molex employees to get involved as runners, volunteers and spectators.
For more information about Molex, please visit www.molex.com/marathon.