PODS Moving and Storage donates over $20,000 in logistics services to Honda Los Angeles Marathon
02/24/2012

PODS to run a race of its own during LA Marathon, March 18

Online PR News – 24-February-2012 – – Facing a logistical challenge as formidable as the race itself, the Honda LA Marathon, will receive help with moving runner’s belongings from PODS Moving and Storage.

Organizers recognized the challenge in transporting the runners’ belongings from the beginning of the race to the finish line in Santa Monica (the race typically sees upwards of 20,000 participants). For the second consecutive year, PODS is donating 18 storage containers to serve as Gear Check stations at Dodger Stadium. The containers are loaded with the runners’ belongings prior to the start of the race and are then driven by PODS to the finish line in Santa Monica by police escort during the event. PODS’ provides a simple move-and-store solution for runners on the go.

“We are thrilled to provide the Honda LA Marathon with a logistical solution for their ever-growing challenge,” said Tim Preston, general manager of PODS Los Angeles. “The combination of moving and storage delivers a more flexible, convenient, and efficient way to move and store. For PODS, this challenge is no sweat at all.”

Debuting in 2010, the LA Marathon “Stadium to the Sea” course begins at Dodger Stadium, journeying through four cities including Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and ending in Santa Monica at the Pier. Runners travel past well-known Southern California landmarks such as the Hollywood ‘walk of fame’, Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive. This year’s event, one of the ten largest marathons in the world, takes place on March 18.

“Supporting community events like the Honda LA Marathon is something we enjoy doing at PODS,” said Preston. “We know how stressful organizing a major event like this can be and have found that by using PODS’ services along with a realistic logistics plan saves event organizers time and money.”

To learn more about PODS Los Angeles, go to PODS.com or visit the PODS booth at the Honda LA Marathon Expo on March 16 and 17.

ABOUT LA MARATHON LLC:
The LA Marathon inspires athletes and connects communities. With thousands of volunteers, tens of thousands of participants, and hundreds of thousands of spectators, the Honda Los Angeles Marathon, presented by KSwiss, is one of the largest organized road races in the country. For more information, visit
www.lamarathon.com

About PODS Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 330,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1.8 million deliveries and has over 143,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.