Classic Rock: Rental Company Helps Marathon Series Hit All the Right Notes

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Nearly 30,000 runners participated in Washington DC’s second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon with Classic Party Rentals cheering them on.

“With our operation team’s dedication, coupled with the client’s extreme organization and professionalism, the delicate installation went off without a hitch,” says Doug Rook, general manager of Capital Party Rentals, a Classic Party Rentals company

Hitting the pavement mile after mile, runners need as much motivation as possible and that often comes in the form of music. Classic Party Rentals brought much needed support and confidence to the second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon, the only race to operate entirely within the District Of Columbia. Classic helped set up 23 local bands along the 13.1 or 26.2 mile journey.

Classic Party Rentals skills were put to the test on March 16, 2013. With a rock ‘n’ roll theme embedded in its name, the race needed necessary stages and tents to provide the entertainment. At each mile marker, Classic Party Rentals set up individual stages for local bands to play their music. The event required Classic Party Rentals to construct an astonishing 23 stages and 54 tents and provide tables, chairs, linens and umbrella tables at every marker.

Staged by Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), a leading global media and event entertainment company, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series has a three-year national partnership with Classic. Washington DC is one of nearly two dozen cities where Classic and CGI will be teaming up to bring rock ‘n’ roll and running together this year. From San Diego, Portland, Chicago, Savannah and more, Classic will be working across the country setting up stages, the backbone of this event.

“With our operation team’s absolute dedication, coupled with the client’s extreme organization and professionalism, the delicate installation went off without a hitch,” says Doug Rook, general manager of Capital Party Rentals, a Classic Party Rentals company. “We look forward to working with Competitor Group for years to come.”
Ron Sericati, Classic event manager for all the stops of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, was especially impressed by the way the Capital Party Rentals team responded to race challenges. “The staff in D.C. did an outstanding job dealing with time restrictions, inclement weather and early morning road closures,” says Sericati.

Competitor Group’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series next appeared in Dallas on March 24. Next up is San Francisco on April 7 and Nashville on April 27.

As part of its three-year partnership, Classic has also worked with CGI on the Back to Football 10K and the Tri-Rock Series.

“Although each event varies in size, Classic Party Rentals has been a strong partner in helping to produce each event,” says Sericati.

About Classic Party Rentals
Classic Party Rentals is the nation’s leading full service event rental company. Classic services most major markets including Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, New York, and Pompano Beach. Its high-profile event roster includes more than 180,000 major sporting events, brand promotion tours, Hollywood awards shows, movie premieres, celebrity weddings, charity events and private social events annually. Locally, each Classic Party Rentals location is recognized as an integral part of successful holiday celebrations at home and at work, backyard weddings and birthday parties, school and church functions, local food and wine festivals, and many community service benefits. Classic Party Rentals is also a leading nationwide provider of tents, clear span structures, power, heating, air conditioning and sub-flooring. Ultimately, there is no need to lose sleep over the details, if you can dream it; Classic Party Rentals can deliver it. We do business under a number of different names, and customers are never disappointed by our Blue Diamond service or the strength of our partners will bring to events. For more information, please visit ClassicPartyRentals.com. “Choose Wisely Choose Classic. Feel Secure…No Event too Big or too Small; we do them all.”

About Competitor Group, Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the leading global media and event entertainment company dedicated to promoting the active lifestyle. CGI owns and operates events around the world, including the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, TriRock Triathlon Series and Muddy Buddy Series. In addition, CGI publishes Velo, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, Women's Running, and Competitor magazine, and hosts a captive active lifestyle community across the Competitor Endurance Sports Network.

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