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Friday, 07 February 2014 16:58

Bank of the West Named Official Bank of the Oakland Running Festival

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February 7, 2014 (Oakland, CA) -- Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today Bank of the West will serve as the official bank of the Oakland Running Festival (ORF) and title sponsor for the event’s 5K distance for three years. The fifth annual Oakland Running Festival takes place on March 23rd and features four other races: marathon, half marathon, four-person team relay, and a kids’ fun run.  The event has sold out each of the first four years.

Lee Corrigan, CSE President and ORF Executive Director, said, “Bank of the West’s commitment to its community mirrors our mission to have a positive effect on Oakland’s residents. While our event is one day on the calendar, with support from Bank of the West and other corporate partners we can make a permanent impact on people’s lives.”

In its first four years, the event has generated an estimated $12 million in economic impact for the city of Oakland and close to $1 million for local charities.

Registration for this year’s Oakland Running Festival is pacing 49% ahead of last year and CSE anticipates a total field size of 10,000 runners.  Competitor magazine’s readers voted the 2013 Oakland marathon as the best marathon in the Pacific West region.

Corporate sponsor and expo vendor opportunities are still available for ORF, including the event’s title sponsor.

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About Bank of the West

Founded in 1874, $65 billion-asset Bank of the West (, member FDIC and equal housing lender, offers a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 600 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees.


The Oakland Running Festival is produced by Corrigan Sports Enterprises, a leader in sports promotions in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region. Founded in 1991, CSE owns and/or operates the following events: Baltimore Running Festival, the Oakland Running Festival, Northern California 10 Miler Series, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Frederick Running Festival, Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, the Baltimore 10-Miler and the Baltimore Bike Jam. For more information visit:

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