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MercuryGuide and Join Forces to Enhance Services For "Mobile" Athletes

AMERICAN FORK, Utah – June 18, 2001 – For sports participants and recreational athletes, customized event information will soon be as close as a handheld computer, through a new alliance formed between and MercuryGuide, a provider of interactive event guides for handheld computers.’s web site ( provides event information for thousands of participatory sports with online registration services for over 20,000 events. Through the agreement, MercuryGuide will develop mobile interactive event guides for select participatory sports events on’s web site. The free guides will feature customized content and relevant, localized information, including course maps, training tips, event schedules and other useful event information. Participants who register online at for select events will be able to easily download and access the guides via their handheld computers.

“This is a great opportunity to immediately service an audience that can truly benefit from our mobile content and services," said Matthew Heaps, co-founder and vice president of MercuryGuide. “We’re uniting the visions of both companies in leveraging the Internet and mobile devices as valuable information resources for recreational athletes."

The guides, which are designed for the Palm operating system, will also feature relevant local city information including street maps, listings for restaurants, after-hours activities, travel services, and local attractions that will benefit participants and their friends and family traveling to events.

“This is one more way we can enhance the participatory sports experience for active people everywhere," said Matt Landa, chief commerce officer,

For more information, event directors can contact Rob Klingensmith at


As the leading provider of registration and data management services for individual and team-based participatory sports, and recreational activities, ( is leveraging the Internet to drive real utility and convenience for the participatory sports industry. The La Jolla-based company delivers a transaction-based web solution that includes powerful data management and communications tools for the professionals managing and directing events, leagues and park activities. For participants, provides the most comprehensive worldwide database to find, learn about and register for sports and recreational activities online. Generating an estimated 50 million monthly page views and providing registration for more than 20,000 events and leagues worldwide, is one of the top-ranked, most trafficked sports sites on the Internet. For more information, visit or call (888) 543-7223.

About MercuryGuide

MercuryGuide, a provider of interactive event guides for handheld computers, is a publisher of key event information and location-based information for sporting events, tradeshows, conferences, and frequentlyvisited cities and popular vacation destinations throughout the world. The company's three main focuses include enabling event managers to mobilize their key event information with interactive event guides,creating a strong and focused reseller network, and providing a quality product to the end-user, which allows them to stay mobile in their business and personal life. For more information, visit the MercuryGuide Web site at, call 800-864-0552, or e-mail

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