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Acer Continues to Sponsor Taiwan’s Sole IAAF Certified Marathon with New Services
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (2015-11-16)
Acer announces its sponsoring of Taiwan’s sole marathon certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the 2016 New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon, for the second consecutive year. As a key sponsor of the event, Acer will provide the platform for registration and draw selection services, a dedicated smartphone application, and real-time runner tracking services for the upcoming marathon.

The event registration system hosted on Acer’s e-business platform will provide registration, draw result notification, and payment services for participants. The platform allows for individual registrants as well as provides tools to simplify the workflow of team registrations. Acer will also power the dedicated smartphone application for the event, providing news updates, weather, and real-time traffic information in the area, in addition to the real-time runner status and event photo features introduced last year.

The 42.195 km runners will receive a personalized run analysis report, based on data obtained from the runners’ timing chip through the sensor mats along the course. The information uploaded to the event platform through Acer cloud technology, will be automatically analyzed to create the report, which can serve as a reference for the runners’ future training plans. The data can also provide the runners and organizers with precious insight through big data analytics.

The 2016 New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon, certified with the IAAF’s Road Race Bronze label, will take place on March 20, 2016, along the scenic north coast of Taiwan. Registration has opened on November 13 for three races: the 42.195 km Marathon, the 14 km Challenge Run, and the 7 km Fun Run, allowing a maximum of 5,500, 4,500, and 2,000 participants respectively.

Acer has a history of supporting sports activities, including providing computing equipment for the Asia Games in Bangkok in 1998, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and the London 2012 Olympic Games.