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Under Armour ends Baltimore Marathon sponsorship

Monday - 8/26/2013, 12:38pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Under Armour is ending its longtime sponsorship of the Baltimore Marathon.

Race organizers tell WBAL-TV (http://bit.ly/13T4iON ) the sports apparel company decided months ago that the sponsorship would end. Race organizers have been looking for a replacement. But they say the Oct. 12 race will go on as planned, regardless.

Under Armour has spent millions on the race over 10 years. Last year, the company paid about $500,000 as the main sponsor.

Lee Corrigan, whose company operates the marathon, says Baltimore-based Under Armour decided to spend its money in the community in a different way. Last fall, Under Armour donated funds to Dunbar High School for a new athletic field.

Corrigan says this year's race will suffer financially but is still expected to make money. About 19,000 runners have already registered.

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Information from: WBAL-TV, http://www.wbaltv.com


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