Janus Announced as Title Partner of Rock 'n' Roll Denver

04 Sep 2014 08:00
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

Janus Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Weekend to take place on October 17-19, 2014

Denver, CO – September 3, 2014- Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) today announced a partnership with Denver-based Janus Capital Management (Janus) to become the title sponsor of the Janus Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. Celebrating its 5 year anniversary in 2014, the race will welcome more than 15,000 runners to the Mile High City the weekend of October 17-19 with live bands, cheerleaders and thousands of spectators lining the course.

“Janus is proud to partner with the Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon as its title sponsor for 2014,” said Casey Cortese, VP of Experiential Marketing with Janus. “Our culture of achievement and dedication to always working harder is something we share with endurance sports athletes, and we’re looking forward to supporting those athletes whose constant discipline and rigorous commitment to their sport mirrors our approach to the investment business.”

“Having a strong Denver-based partner like Janus as our title sponsor is invaluable to our continued success staging one of the most anticipated events in the Colorado,” said Bill Pedigo, CRO of CGI. “Janus has a tremendous culture of supporting endurance athletes, as Denver’s premier running event we believe our affluent and influential runners and attendees provide significant opportunity for alignment with both their current and prospective customers.”

The Janus Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon & 1/2 Marathon includes a variety of running distances with a 5k, 10k and relay. A two-day Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race weekend at the Colorado Convention Center on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18. The free expo is open to the public and will feature the latest in running apparel and nutrition products. Live bands and cheerleaders will entertain participants along every mile of the scenic course, which starts near the State Capitol in downtown Denver and travels past many of the city’s major landmarks and parks. The scenic race tours Denver’s beautiful city parks and landmarks before a finish line festival in Civic Center Park headlined by The Wild Feathers. For more information, please visit RunRocknRoll.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

About Janus Capital Management

Throughout its 45-year history, Janus Capital Management’s commitment to an unbiased, rigorous and disciplined investment process has expanded across a range of asset classes, including growth and core equities and fixed income. Janus takes a fundamental, bottom-up approach to pursue better outcomes for our clients.

About Competitor Group

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI’s portfolio of media brands span the full range of the expanding endurance industry including Velo, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, Women’s Running and Competitor with a combined monthly circulation of over 700,000. CGI owns and operates 53 events around the world, including the flagship Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, the TriRock Triathlon Series and Women’s Running Series, collectively delivering more than 600,000 professional and amateur participants in 2014.