KeyBank, Carmel Marathon Announce Multi-Year Partnership and Naming of the KeyBank 8k

05 Mar 2012 16:42
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

CARMEL, Ind. (March 5, 2012) – The Carmel Road Racing Group and KeyBank announced today a multi-year partnership and title sponsorship of the Carmel Marathon Championship Weekend’s 8k race. The KeyBank 8k will take place on April 21, 2012 as part of the Carmel Marathon Championship Weekend in Carmel, Ind.

As part of their sponsorship, KeyBank is offering one free race entry for any race distance to Central Indiana participants who open a new bank account. In addition to the naming rights for the 8k race, KeyBank will serve as the official bank of the Carmel Marathon Championship Weekend and Carmel Road Racing Group.

KeyBank joins a long list of returning sponsors for the Carmel Marathon Championship Weekend. The road race has received continued support from St. Vincent Carmel Hospital, Tom Wood Automotive Group, Carmel Clay Parks, Carmel City Center, Current in Carmel, Dr. Michael Helms, Hamilton County Sports Authority, Indiana National Guard, Monon Community Center, My 107.9 FM, Pedcor, POWERADE, the Runners Forum, Salon 01 and Upland Brewing Company.

“The support we have received from the business and local communities is tremendous,” said Todd Oliver, president of Carmel Road Racing Group and Carmel Marathon Championship Weekend. “To have KeyBank as a new partner shows their commitment to the Carmel community, and we’re excited to have them on board for years to come.”

In addition to the KeyBank 8k, the Carmel Marathon Championship Weekend offers the Carmel Marathon, Carmel Half-Marathon Presented by Runners Forum, and 1-Mile Family Fitness Walk. All races will start and finish at Carmel’s Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts with the courses passing through many of the city’s scenic areas, including the Carmel Arts and Design District, Old Town Carmel and Carmel Clay Parks. Finishers of the 8k race distance will receive a commemorative KeyBank 8k medal.

For more information on the Carmel Marathon Championship Weekend’s partners and to register, visit To receive information on KeyBank’s free race entry offer, please contact [email protected]