20 May

Porsche Team Up With RunLiverpool Marathon

Porsche Chester's Martin Bamping at sponsorship launch

Organisers of the new RunLiverpool marathon have announced that Porsche Centre Chester will be the official vehicle partner of the October 9 event and to announce the partnership a selection of Porsche models including the 911 Carrera and the Panamera were displayed at a photo call on Liverpool's famous Pier Head; where the marathon finishing line is to be situated.

Speaking at the launch, Adrian Kermode, Managing Director of Porsche Centre Chester commented; "Porsche Centre Chester is delighted to be involved with and support an international sporting event of this calibre - we look forward to working with the marathon team over the coming months, as strategic partners."

Porsche Centre Chester, previously known as Porsche Centre Liverpool, is located at Cheshire Oaks, and has a long heritage in the city. Though the Centre has now moved from Mann Island, it is still an active supporter of Liverpool and events that take place in the city.

The Porsche Chester team has its own 'Marathon Man,' General Sales Manager, Martin Bamping who has already entered the RunLiverpool marathon. Martin, who has taken part in numerous long distance races, completed a half marathon in March and is looking forward to competing in the brand new event, running in support of Dyslexia Action in Liverpool and Wilmslow:

"I'd already signed up for the RunLiverpool marathon before we'd agreed to support the event, so for Porsche Centre Chester to be involved as marathon partner is very exciting. It's great to now have the opportunity to run the streets of your own city. All of the team are 100% behind the marathon and look forward to seeing it grow over the coming years."

Alan Rothwell, RunLiverpool marathon race director, said: "The involvement of Porsche Centre Chester is testament to the status of the new RunLiverpool marathon as it takes its place amongst the UK's top long-distance running events, support from the Centre will help us to deliver a high quality international running event in a world-class city."

Porsche Centre Chester will provide one of the latest models for the role of official marathon lead vehicle, which will precede a field of over 12,000 regional, national and international participants on October 9. Fitted with specialist time-keeping equipment, the car will also be branded in the RunLiverpool marathon livery.

There are a few remaining places for the RunLiverpool marathon on October 9 but they are going fast. Enter online at the event website.