NEW YORK, March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As the official airline sponsor of the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, Air France invites the public to help celebrate and cheer on runners on March 17-18, 2018. Air France will have cheering squads at both the marathon and the LA BIG 5K as well as participating in the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Health & Fitness Expo and Finish Festival.
"We are proud to support the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon as the official airline sponsor for the third year in a row," said Stéphane Ormand, Vice President and General Manager, USA – Air France KLM. "Our sponsorship reflects Air France's global commitment to health and wellness. The airline recently launched an in-flight meditation program and unveiled a new lounge at Charles de Gaulle that features a health and wellness center with saunas and a detox bar. Many of our customers have a passion for running, and we are honored to support them in their endeavor to cross the finish line."
LA BIG 5K (Saturday, March 17)
The LA BIG 5K is a family-friendly event open to participants of all ages, and will be held at Dodger Stadium on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th. Air France will be at the LA BIG 5K Finish Festival providing information about the airline and celebrating runners and walkers with commemorative photo opportunities.
The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon (Sunday, March 18)
Air France will also be stationed at the start line in the Air France Hospitality Lounge, cheering on runners at Mile 16 with a DJ, and at the marathon Finish Festival in Santa Monica as runners complete their 26.2 mile journey. Air France ambassadors will be present at the Finish Festival to celebrate the runners.
Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Health & Fitness Expo (Friday and Saturday, March 16-17)
During the Health & Fitness Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, guests will have the opportunity to take pictures inside an interactive photo booth and explore Air France's Business class seats.
Guests attending any of the above events will have an opportunity to enter to win a trip for two in Economy to Paris and entry to the Paris Marathon.
To learn more about Air France's sponsorship of the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, please visit http://bit.ly/AFLAM2017
Air France in Los Angeles
Air France offers up to 17 direct flights per week to Paris and three direct flights per week to Papeete, the gateway to the islands of Tahiti, from Los Angeles International Airport. Direct flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Charles de Gaulle last approximately 10 hours and 45 minutes. The Business class seat, designed to feel like a cocoon in the sky, offers a fully flat seat bed for more privacy, new wider 16 inch HD screens, and noise-reducing headphones. The Premium Economy and Economy classes have also been redesigned for optimum comfort and offer new seat cushions, more legroom, and wider tables.
About Conqur Endurance Group
Conqur Endurance Group, a subsidiary of McCourt LP, creates world-class experiences that ignite passion in athletes and connect communities through the transformative power of sport. The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is among the largest marathons in the country with 24,000 participants, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators. The "Stadium to the Sea" course, starting at Dodger Stadium and finishing near the Santa Monica Pier, is one of the most scenic in the world, taking runners on a tour of Los Angeles past every major landmark. Through official charity programs and strategic partnerships, Conqur supports dozens of nonprofit partners; the most notable being Students Run LA, one of the foremost nonprofit youth running programs in the nation. For more information, please visit www.goconqur.com
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SOURCE Air France