San Diego Business Journal

Marathon Registration Operates at Brisk Pace With Cloud Computing

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Active Network announced a major milestone as the Marine Corps Marathon — one of its oldest and largest endurance customers — recorded the fastest registration sellout in its history. Using its ActiveWorks cloud technology, Active Network registered 30,000 runners for MCM’s signature race in less than three hours.

“We literally saw hundreds of online registrations per minute and were pleased with how our new ActiveWorks platform handled the demand for our race,” said Rick Nealis, MCM director.

The MCM has been a longstanding Active Network customer and this year began migrating the management of its races to the Active Network cloud technology platform, ActiveWorks. This marks the largest endurance customer to adopt ActiveWorks and take advantage of the platform’s comprehensive features including centralized access to year-over-year participant data. Using ActiveWorks, MCM delivered a more efficient registration experience to its participants while increasing legal compliance of its race waivers.

“We not only achieved an important customer milestone, but also demonstrated that our ActiveWorks technology platform has the scalability and a robust feature set to meet the needs of high-volume events, such as the Marine Corps Marathon,” said Darko Dejanovic, chief technology, product and innovation officer at Active Network.

The fourth largest marathon in the U.S., the 37th MCM will be held on Sunday, October 28 in Arlington, Va. and the nation’s capital.