DETROIT, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon announced today the release of a smart phone app for use on iPhone and Android devices. This free app, sponsored by Greektown Casino, gives users the ability to register for events, check course maps, search results, view photo galleries, and track runners during the race.
The app is also fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter, making it easy for users to share content.
"Detroit is the only race that crosses international borders twice and now we're the only major race with an app," said Rich Harshbarger, executive race director. "We're proud to work with Greektown Casino on this exciting launch that puts information about this premier event right at users' fingertips," Harshbarger said.
Marvin Beatty, chief community officer of Greektown Casino added, "We are excited to be involved with this year's Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon. This event, which brings such fantastic energy to our city each year, is a prime example of why we are so proud to be a part of this great community."
The 34th annual Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank marathon takes place October 16 and includes a full- and half-marathon, 5-person relay team and a 5k run/walk. Registration closes October 13, at midnight.
SOURCE Detroit Free Press