14 Jun SPIbelt™ to be a Sponsor of 2017 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon®
AUSTIN, Texas, June 14, 2016 — High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is excited to announce that SPIbelt™ will be an exclusive sponsor for the 2017 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon presented by NXP. SPIbelt™ has been a longtime partner of the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon and will be the Official Running Belt for the 2017 event.
SPIbelt™, the leader in fitness accessories and creator of the original small personal item belt, was founded in 2006 by Austinite Kim Overton. The launch of SPIbelt™ and the Original SPIbelt coincided with the 2007 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. Its bounce-free products are well-known within the endurance sports industry for their ability to conveniently carry keys, bottles, gels, and your phone while on the go.
“SPIbelt™ was founded in Austin and is truly embedded in our community,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “Their effect in the running community as people and products is widespread and we’re glad to have them back for the celebration of their 10th anniversary.”
The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon will celebrate its 26th year running in Austin on Feb. 19, 2017. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 20+ countries around the world. With start and finish locations just a few blocks apart, and within walking distance of many downtown hotels and restaurants, the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon is the perfect running weekend destination. Participants can register on the website.
“Ten years ago we launched a single product and a vision with an amazing event,” said Overton. “To be involved with the Austin Marathon a decade later is a great honor for us and we’re excited to celebrate our 10th anniversary right where we started .”
About High Five Events: Beginning with the launch of a single triathlon in 2003, High Five Events has grown to become one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States. In addition to the events it owns and produces, the Austin, Texas-based company offers consulting and event production services to dozens of additional events each year. High Five Events is community-centric and has more than 83 years’ experience organizing large events across different venue types in a variety of locations. Follow High Five Events on Twitter (@highfiveevents), Instagram (@highfiveevents), and Facebook (facebook.com/HighFiveEventsWorldWide/) for news and updates.
About SPIbelt™: Starting in 2006, Austin-based SPIbelt™ has been committed to creating fitness products that help keep things in your life simple and safe. Since launch, the Original SPIbelt™ and their other uniquely innovative products have become staple accessories among runners, triathletes, travelers, individuals who carry medical devices such as an insulin pump or EpiPen®s, and anyone on the go. The SPIbelt™ mission is to continue to create products that help keep your items secure and safe. For more information please visit www.spibelt.com.
About NXP Semiconductors: NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy, and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries and posted revenue of $6.1 billion in 2015. Find out more at www.nxp.com.