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AACR Philadelphia Marathon Announces Lexus as Official Vehicle of the Marathon

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Philadelphia Marathon has announced that Lexus has signed on as the Official Vehicle of the Marathon.

/EIN News/ -- The New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania Area Lexus Dealers are the latest in a wave of new sponsors and will be present throughout AACR Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. Lexus’ performance vehicle, the LC 500, will serve as the pace car for the Marathon.

“Lexus is thrilled to serve as the official vehicle of the 2017 AACR Philadelphia Marathon,” said Damon Rose, Lexus Eastern Area General Manager. “As a brand, we value peak performance and an active lifestyle, so partnering with the Philadelphia Marathon is a natural fit. Our on-site activation is a great way for both spectators and runners to ‘Experience Amazing’ on the course and with our line-up of exciting Lexus vehicles.  All are welcome to enjoy our complimentary yoga and stretch sessions, and guests can check out our newest models while they wait for family and friends to complete the race.”

At both the Health & Fitness Expo (Pennsylvania Convention Center) and Marathon, Lexus will have product specialists on-site to give vehicle tours and will provide $1,000 certificates for eligible customers toward the purchase or lease of a new Lexus.

Lexus vehicles at the Expo include a 2017 RX, a 2018 LC 500 and a wrapped 2018 NX F SPORT. The wrapped NX F SPORT will feature all of the names of the Marathon runners on the car. Runners can find their names on the car at the expo and at the Marathon race finish line. Additionally, Lexus will offer a Motivation Bar where friends and family can create motivational posters to support the runners.

Lexus will also have a tent at Eakins Oval near the start/finish area. There they will have three vehicles: a 2018 GX, a 2018 IS and the wrapped 2018 NX F SPORT.
Lastly, Lexus has partnered with CorePower Yoga to offer complimentary yoga and stretch sessions to all participants over Marathon weekend.

About Lexus:
Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 238 dealers offering a full line-up of luxury vehicles. With five models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers six F SPORT models and two F performance models. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.

About the AACR Philadelphia Marathon:
The AACR Philadelphia Marathon weekend welcomes nearly 30,000 runners, 60,000 spectators, and 3,000 volunteers each year. Race Weekend 2017 features the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 19; the Dietz & Watson Half Marathon, Rothman Institute 8K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, November 18; and a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18. Race participants pass many of Philadelphia's famous attractions on the swift and scenic USATF-certified course, which is a Boston qualifier. Take the first step to experiencing 26.2 miles of fun, beauty, history and excitement by registering at

About the American Association for Cancer Research:
Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes more than 37,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and patient advocates residing in 108 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 30 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with more than 21,900 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes eight prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration, and scientific oversight of team science and individual investigator grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and other policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer. For more information about the AACR, visit

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