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ACTIVE Network and Its Products and Services in the News Signs Four Exclusive Partnerships in 45-Day Span

La Jolla, Calif. - September 5, 2000 - Already the established leader in the online event registration market, has entered into four, new exclusive partnerships in a period of just 45 days.

The company, a leading provider of online registration for participatory sports and recreational activities, announced partnerships with Ironman North America, World Triathlon Corporation, World TeamTennis and USA Bowling in mid-July and August. These announcements have fueled's leadership position in online event registration while continuing to extend the company¡¦s reach into a diverse range of sports.

"We view these organizations as important chokepoints in the industry," said Dave Alberga, president and chief executive officer, "By continuing to establish exclusive relationships with key industry influencers, we are solidifying our leadership position."

Through 2001, will web-enable major Ironman North America events such as Isuzu Ironman USA Lake Placid, Isuzu Ironman California, Isuzu Ironman Florida and Subaru Ironman Canada - one of the world's most successful Ironman events. On August 28, played a key role in providing online registration for hundreds of on site athletes signing up for Subaru Ironman Canada 2001. processed hundreds of online registrations, on site, reducing time spent in line and enhancing Ironman North America's total registration process.

Continuing to demonstrate its strong ties with the triathlon community, recently partnered with World Triathlon Corporation to provide online registration for the 2001 Ironman Triathlon lottery. The lottery features 200 open spots for the October 6, 2001 Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. also added tennis and bowling organizations as exclusive partners, emphasizing its strengths across 60 sports. Partnering with World TeamTennis, which was co-founded by Billie Jean King, will provide tennis players in the DuPont WTT Recreational League the benefits of online registration for leagues, teams and tournaments. League directors will also have access to's league management tools to automate registration, scheduling, results reporting and communications. Players advancing to the league's national championships in Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 9-12, 2000, will be the first in the organization's history to register online for a World TeamTennis event.

USA Bowling, the national governing body for bowling, is also reaping the benefits of¡¦s online registration and league management services for its players and coaches. Through the recent partnership, and USA Bowling will bring online capabilities to America's 60 million bowlers, bringing players of all ages closer to the sport through easy access and enhanced communication. Bowlers participating in the 2000 USA Bowling Championships in Reno, Nevada - an annual sanctioned event that determines members for Team USA - can now register online for this year's event.

For a complete listing of recent announcements and company information, call 858.551.9916 ext 145.


As the leading online registration company for participatory sports and recreational activities, La Jolla-based ( solves perennial problems for event, league and park administrators by moving their inefficient, paper-based registration processes to the web. Through the company's powerful set of data management tools, is saving event, league and park administrators time and money while improving their communications with participants. For participants, provides the most comprehensive worldwide database to find, learn about and register for sports and recreational activities online. The company has exclusive partnerships with sports national governing bodies and major Internet and media outlets. For more information, visit or call 888-543-7223.
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