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OmnilertJan 25, 2011 4:22:07 AM4 min read

SunTrust National Marathon Keeps Pace with RainedOut Text Alerts

More than 70,000 runners and fans can receive time sensitive information in the palm of their hand


Omnilert®, LLC, maker of award-winning RainedOut™, the leading provider of event and group communication services, announced today that the Greater Washington Sports Alliance has chosen RainedOut’s FREE+ system as their official mobile messaging service for the 2011 SunTrust National Marathon on March 26, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The National Marathon joins the Marine Corps Marathon as national races that have used the RainedOut text message alerting service to connect with runners, fans and others.


“The Greater Washington Sports Alliance is very excited to utilize RainedOut’s mobile communications services for the upcoming 2011 SunTrust National Marathon, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Half Marathon, and National Team Relay,” said Race Director, Chris Browne.


“This service will allow us to reach several different audiences over the weekend including our volunteers, runners, spectators, local community (residents, businesses, etc.) and as a secondary way to communicate among internal staff, operations units, and medical personnel. This will be our sixth annual National Marathon and as this event grows, it is critical to be able to develop a communications plan that will allow us to reach out to the masses instantly. Sign up information will be posted on our website,, and posted in newsletters, email messaging, training documents, event signage, and the official Spectator Guide.”


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About Greater Washington Sports Alliance
Established in 2003, The Greater Washington Sports Alliance (GWSA) is a regional non-profit sports commission created to foster economic development and civic pride through the power of sports. The Sports Alliance’s mission encompasses the attraction of sporting events to the region, the promotion of the regional professional, collegiate and amateur franchises, the support of youth investment organizations and the branding of Washington, D.C. as a world class sports destination. For more information, please visit


About RainedOut
Established in 2004 and used by 1,000s of organizations, award-winning RainedOut is the leading event and group communication service. This FREE+, sponsor-supported service enables non-technical people to send instant alerts to the entire community for improved communication. It is used to cancel events, change plans, send reminders, and much more. Groups can raise money with every alert sent. As a cloud-based service, messages can initiate from a net-connected computer or from the field using a standard cell phone. With one simple interface, RainedOut instantly and simultaneously broadcasts alerts to subscribers’ mobile phones (via SMS text message) and e-mail accounts, and to the organizations’ own Web pages, RainedOut Page, Facebook Page, and Twitter Account. Learn more at


About Omnilert
Omnilert, LLC develops intuitive communication technologies that help communities stay safe and connected. The company’s flagship service is a Tier-1 unified mass notification system that enables a single person to communicate timely information to thousands of people anywhere, anytime, on any device or service. The award-winning company's 3,000 clients include the U.S. Army, Bayer, Mazda, sanofi-aventis, Arizona State University, Penn State, Marine Corps Marathon, YMCA, American Red Cross, and UNICEF. Omnilert solutions are sold under the brand names e2Campus, Amerilert, and RainedOut. The privately held company is headquartered in Leesburg, Va., and at online.