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Posted: May 2, 2016:  

Athletics: Mainova Frankfurt Marathon set for October 30th -Mainova is new Title Sponsor of Frankfurt Marathon

Energy Supplier and Classic Race agree partnership through to 2018 / "Guiding Light of our Running Sponsorship"

Mainova’s chairman Constantin Alsheimer, Race Director Jo Schindler and Head of Sport for the city of Frankfurt Markus Frank (left to right), Credit: Mainova Frankfurt Marathon

The Frankfurt Marathon has a new title sponsor for its 35th and latest edition. Mainova AG will make its debut as title sponsor for the anniversary race on 30 October, 2016. The contract will run until 2018. The Mainova Frankfurt Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, which finishes in the magnificent indoor setting of the city’s "Festhalle" or Festival Hall. Online entry is available at:

The announcement marks a new chapter in the longstanding and proven partnership between Germany’s oldest city marathon and Hessen’s biggest energy provider. Mainova has already been for some time the chief supporter of the Children’s and Youth competitions, "The Kids Race powered by Mainova" and the "Mainova Mini-Marathon". In future the regional service provider will concentrate on the main race over 42.195 kilometres but will retain its links as partner with the junior races.

The company takes a particular interest in supporting the most popular mass participation sport in its home area. That is why Mainova takes an active role as a partner with the sport of running in the Rhein-Main region. And the Frankfurt Marathon offers an opportunity unmatched by any other sports event across the spectrum from children to running veterans, beginners to professionals – every aspect of running is represented.

Mainova’s chairman Dr. Constantin H. Alsheimer commented: "The involvement with the Frankfurt Marathon is the guiding light of our new running sponsorship. The race is the most important mass participation sports event in the Rhein-Main region. The marathon attracts around 25,000 ambitious and committed runners to our mutual home region every year. In addition there are the hundreds of thousands of fans who cheer the runners along the course and celebrate a great festival of mass sport. Mainova in future will be a steadfast partner for this strong community whose energy you can feel all around you, in the city, along the course and at the finish. We are delighted."

Head of Sport for the city of Frankfurt, Markus Frank, said: "The marathon is one of the most important of Frankfurt’s leading sports events which sets thousands of people in motion every year and produces spectacular pictures of the city. I am delighted that this classic race has found a strong performing partner in Mainova AG which will ensure the continued high quality of the event."

Race director Jo Schindler expressed his delight: "Mainova AG as Germany’s fifth largest energy supplier has, with its choice of the Frankfurt Marathon in its home city, selected the best platform to give living proof of energy and sustainability. The classic race as one of the greenest marathons in the world and Mainova with its attractive Eco-offers make for a great combination."

Mainova delivers reliable and value for money electricity, gas, water and heating to more than a million customers in Frankfurt, Rhein-Main and neighbouring regions. The Frankfurt Marathon, which holds the Gold Label from the IAAF, the International Association of Athletics Federations, attracts world class runners every year to its race beside the Main on account of its super fast course and the great atmosphere along the route.

More information and online entry is available at:

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