Novo Nordisk Announced As Title Sponsor Of The New Jersey Marathon

Novo Nordisk will serve as title sponsor of the The New Jersey Marathon, set for April 27, 2014, at the Jersey Shore. The Danish firm, headquartered in Plainsboro, N.J., was an official sponsor in 2013. The agreement connects the global health care company to NJ's Marathon.

Online PR News – 21-November-2013 – Monmouth Beach, N.J. – US Road Sports, owner of The New Jersey Marathon, today announced that Novo Nordisk will serve as title sponsor of the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon, April 27, 2014, at the Jersey Shore.

The Danish firm, headquartered in the U.S. in Plainsboro, N.J., expands on its official sponsorship status from 2013, during which it also served as title sponsor of the Novo Nordisk Health and Fitness Expo and Official Pharmaceutical Company of the event.

As part of the partnership, Novo Nordisk will create a running team to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association. The company will also develop special awards in the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon for runners with diabetes.

“We couldn't have asked for a better title sponsor or one who would be a better fit for the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon,” said Race Director Joe Gigas. “In addition to having its North American headquarters here in New Jersey, Novo Nordisk shares our vision of health and wellness through running.”

Diana Blankman, senior director, U.S. Corporate Giving & Social Impact for Novo Nordisk, has the same sentiment. “We are extremely excited to take our support of the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon to the next level with this title sponsorship,” she said. “New Jersey is where we live and work, so Novo Nordisk is proud to take a lead role in promoting the benefits of running to our community. We look forward to working closely with the US Road Sports team in making a big impact through this great event.”

The popular race, which starts at historic Monmouth Park in Oceanport, continues through Monmouth Beach, Deal, Allenhurst, Lock Arbour, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove and Long Branch.

The weekend of April 25-27 is a celebration of exercise, health, fitness and wellness. It includes the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon and Long Branch Half Marathon and Relay on Sunday, April 27; new ShapingNJ 5K and Barnabas Health Family Festival and Kids Races on Saturday, April 26; The New Jersey Marathon Health and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26. Additionally, it offers world-class courses designed for speed, great area restaurants and attractions, and amazing oceanfront scenery.

Registration for all events, course views (when finalized), information about volunteering, sponsorship and details of the entire weekend of activities are available at the race Web site at and the event Facebook page at Runners and fans are encouraged to follow the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon on Twitter @NJMarathon.

Beginning runners, walkers and athletes with disabilities are all invited to participate. The Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon also conducts a series of training runs and related events to help participants of all levels to prepare.

About Novo Nordisk
Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global health care company with 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone therapy. For more information, visit or follow US activities on Twitter at @novonordiskus.

About US Road Sports & Entertainment Group
US Road Sports & Entertainment Group is a health and wellness company dedicated to the production of world-class endurance events. The mission of US Road Sports is to offer an unparalleled participant sports experience that showcases host communities and endures as a deeply valued local asset through events that are a part of the city’s culture, identity and brand. For each participant, US Road Sports strives to offer events that allow participants of all skill levels the opportunity to improve their physical and mental health and accomplish life-altering goals while having fun. US Road Sports provides sponsors and municipalities highly effective exposure to help maximize their presence and message in the community.