The ACTIVE Network, Inc. (NYSE: ACTV), the leader in cloud-based Activity and Participant Management™ (APM), today announced a strategic alliance with Run Ireland, the largest website for running events in Ireland. As the official technology partner, ACTIVE Network will handle the online registration for events listed on Run Ireland’s site to make finding and signing up for endurance events online even easier.
In 2012, participation in races managed by Run Ireland increased 33% over the previous year. Looking to continue this momentum into the new year, more than 350 races previously with Run Ireland will also move to ACTIVE’s technology.
“Our strategic partnership with ACTIVE allows us to focus on what we do best, which is to create a great website experience for locals looking to get active,” said Angela Geraghty, Managing Director at Run Ireland. “Now, event directors have the ability to grow participation by using ACTIVE’s robust technology to help manage their event so that participants can easily find and sign up for races.”
With more than six million page views last year, Run Ireland is a preeminent source for people in Ireland to find ways to get active. As ACTIVE Network focuses on streamlining registration and event management processes, Run Ireland staff will continue to manage its consumer website.“ACTIVE Network powers customers of all sizes around the world, and we continue to be focused on and committed to offering our technology across the UK and Europe,” said Sejal Pietrzak, senior vice president of International at ACTIVE Network. “Run Ireland is yet another example of our dedication to helping people become more active by simplifying the registration process and improving accessibility to activities through our technology.” ACTIVE Network helps race directors get more participants, manage administrative tasks and build their race brand. The Company’s Activity and Participant Management™ technology solutions make it easier for organisations to automate and streamline their operations while making the process of signing up for these events simpler for participants. From online registration and secure payment processing, to social media integration, volunteer recruitment and targeted marketing services, ACTIVE Network can help organisers operate more efficiently and engage more effectively with their participants. For more information on ACTIVE Network in Ireland, please visit http://www.activenetwork.ie/ About ACTIVE Network ACTIVE Network (NYSE: ACTV) is on a mission to make the world a more active place. With deep expertise in activity and participant management™ (APM), our Active Works® cloud technology helps organisations transform and grow their businesses. We do this through technology solutions that power the world’s activities and through online destinations such as ACTIVE.com® that connect people with the things they love to do. Serving over 50,000 global business customers and driving over 80 million transactions annually, we help organisations get participants, manage their events and build communities. ACTIVE Network is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has over 30 offices worldwide. Learn more at ACTIVEnetwork.com or ACTIVE.com and engage with us on Twitter @ACTIVEnetwork, @ACTIVE and on Facebook. About Forward-Looking Statements The Active Network, Inc. cautions you that the statements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Any such statements are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. More detailed information about The Active Network, Inc. and the risks and uncertainties that may affect the realization of these forward-looking statements is set forth in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These filings may be read free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and The Active Network, Inc. undertakes no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. © 2013 The Active Network, Inc. All rights reserved. Active.com, Active Works, RegOnline and Conference are registered trademarks of The Active Network, Inc. ACTIVE Network is a trademark of The Active Network, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.