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Marine Corps Marathon to use Leesburg text-messaging service

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The Marine Corps Marathon will use the RainedOut text-messaging service to communicate with the races runners, volunteers and spectators.

Leesburg-based Omnilert is the marker of the technology.

Participants can opt-in to receive text messages through the RainedOut system. This will allow race organizers to communicate with runners, spectators, volunteers, vendors, medical personnel, sponsors and media representatives.

The marathon will also connect RainedOut with the race’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account. This will allow an authoraized user to issue a RainedOut alert and simultaneously update all communication methods.

MCM also plans to use RainedOut’s new uTip text message service, which allows spectators to send text messages directly to marathon staff.

“We are very excited to showcase all the new capabilities of RainedOut including mobile opt-in, uTip, remote messaging, private group messaging, and sponsored alerts,” Jim Fitzmaurice, director of user development at RainedOut, said in a statement.

Users can receive text alerts from the Marine Corps Marathon by texting MCM2010 to 70359 or signing up at http://www.RainedOut.com/mcm

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