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Active Network Launches Best of Awards to Recognize Nation’s Best Running, Cycling and Triathlon Events

Winners Determined by Popular Vote, So Check Out Who’s in the Lead and Choose Your Favorite Endurance Events Today!

SAN DIEGO, CA – January 24, 2011 –®, a media property of Active Network, and the leading online community that connects people with the sports and activities they love to do, today announced the launch of the Best of Awards designed to celebrate and recognize the most popular endurance events in’s directory of events and activities. Winners will be determined by popular vote and anyone can vote for his or her favorite running, triathlon and cycling events across 10 categories including Best Marathon, Best Sprint Triathlon, Best Mountain Bike Race and many more.

The Best of Awards voting period is currently open and will run through December 2011. To vote, individuals only need to search for their favorite events listed in the directory and click the Facebook “Like” button on the event detail page. has also created a special voting badge that event organizers can place on their website, personal blog or newsletter to collect additional votes. Anyone can vote for an unlimited number of events that fall within the 10 categories and throughout the competition, the events with the most votes will be featured on, which attracts millions of active individuals each month. Everyone is encouraged to follow along and view the most popular events nationally and locally by visiting

"The Best of Awards is a great way for athletes to support their favorite events and have a little fun," explained Alan Cole, vice president at Active Network. "Whether it’s a great beer garden at the end of a race, beautiful views or a challenging course, it’s the unique elements of each event that keep people excited about participating year after year. We are excited about providing a platform for fans to show appreciation for their favorite endurance events."

The Best of Awards includes 10 categories: Best Marathon, Best Half Marathon, Best 10K, Best 5K, Best Century Ride, Best Cycling Tour, Best Mountain Bike Race, Best Long Course Triathlon, Best Olympic Triathlon and Best Sprint Triathlon.

Winners of the 2011 awards will be announced to the public seasonally and annually on Vote today at

About, a media property of The Active Network, Inc., is the leading online community for people who want to discover, learn about, share, register for and ultimately participate in activities about which they are passionate. Millions of active individuals visit each month to search and register online for races, team sports and recreational activities; interact with others who have similar interests; start online training programs; and access nutrition, fitness and training tips.

Media Contact:

Larkin Geyer, The Active Network, Inc. or 858.964-3940

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