Honey Stinger announced its sponsorship of the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon and Historic Half Marathon.
As the energy gel partner of the events, products across Honey Stinger’s full lineup of Organic Energy Gels will be featured at aid stations throughout the Marathon course, as well as both Expos. Additionally, Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gels will be provided to runners at Sample Row of the Historic Half Expo.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Marine Corps Marathon this year,” said Rich Hager, co-owner of Honey Stinger. “We love supporting athletes and events and have a longstanding history of fueling the U.S. military, so this is a great opportunity for us to connect those two storied aspects of our brand, while providing participants with the fuel they need to maximize their potential.”
Known as “The People’s Marathon,” the Marine Corps Marathon hosts 30,000 runners and more than 150,000 spectators each year. The event originated in 1976, and the 44th edition will take place on Oct. 27 in Arlington, Va. and the nation’s capital.
The Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon takes place this Sunday, May 19 and features a scenic 13.1-mile course that tours colonial sites through historic Fredericksburg, Va.
Additionally, Honey Stinger was a sponsor of the Marine Corps 17.75K event on March 28, which provides finishers with guaranteed entry into the Marine Corps Marathon. The 17.75K distance reflects the year the United States Marine Corps was founded.
“Honey Stinger is bringing incredible energy to Marine Corps Marathon events with products that elevate performance and taste great,” shared Marc Goldman, marketing and sponsorship manager with the Marine Corps Marathon Organization. “It’s a sponsorship that will benefit thousands of runners right when they most need a boost.”