HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Brands, has been named as an official sportswear partner of the NN Marathon Rotterdam, one of the Netherlands’ largest sports events. Beginning in 2021, HOKA’s official partner status aims to enhance participants experience and help to further broaden interest in the event, engaging with its strong following in the running community.
First held on 23rd May 1981, the NN Marathon Rotterdam is one of the most-attended marathons worldwide and has been one of the largest two-day sports events in the Netherlands for years. Well attended by the world’s top athletes, as well as tens of thousands of runners from the Netherlands and abroad, the race takes participants along an iconic course, with the support of hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic spectators, before finishing on the historic Coolsingel. The NN Marathon Rotterdam has a range of various distances, making it an event for runners of all levels. Now in its 40th edition, it will be a marathon weekend combining elite and mass runners with a festive feeling. With no other marathon event quite like it, the NN Marathon Rotterdam was, is and will always remain #demooiste (the most beautiful).
“We are proud that the beautiful brand HOKA will be committed as a sponsor and official sportswear partner of the NN Marathon Rotterdam for the next three years,” says Mario Kadiks, CEO of Golazo Nederland and Organiser of the NN Marathon Rotterdam. “In the coming years, we will work closely together with the aim of supporting the approximately 50,000 runners, of all levels, in achieving their personal goals. We think we have found a perfect match in HOKA and look forward to a pleasant cooperation".
Wendy Yang, President PLG added: “The NN Marathon Rotterdam is a historic and beautiful event, and HOKA is thrilled to be announcing our support of this race. We are committed to bringing an outstanding running experience to the participants, and to enhancing this already world-class event with our commitment to bold innovation and our love of the sport.”
Through its support of this event, HOKA aims to ignite its ambitions in Europe and beyond, in line with its mission of empowering all athletes to feel like they can fly. As well as the creation of a world-class customer experience, the focus will be using this incredible platform to raise awareness amongst new and existing HOKA fans about the brand and its products. Currently, the men's record is held by Marius Kipserem (2:04:11 in 2019), and Tiki Gelana holds the women's record (2:18:58 in 2012). The Dutch record is held by Abdi Nageeye (2:06:17 in 2019).
About HOKA ONE ONE®
HOKA ONE ONE® is one of the fastest-growing performance footwear and apparel brands in history. Conceived in the mountains, HOKA footwear delivers an unprecedented combination of enhanced cushioning and support for a uniquely smooth ride. Every day, HOKA pushes the innovation and design of its footwear and apparel by teaming up with a deep roster of world champions, taste makers and everyday athletes. From finish lines to everyday life, HOKA fans love the brand for its bold and unexpected approach, and its belief in the power of humanity to create change for a better world. HOKA empowers a world of athletes to fly over the earth. For more information, visit hokaoneone.com or follow @hokaoneone. #TimeToFly
About Deckers Brands
Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company's portfolio of brands includes UGG®, KOOLABURRA®, HOKA ONE ONE®, Teva®, and Sanuk®. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Brands has over 40-years of history building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.
We would like to celebrate our anniversary edition in the grand and festive way for which we are known worldwide. The chance that the event can take place safely is much greater in October than in April. Public health always comes first. Every individually registered runner will be able to keep their place in the rescheduled event as previously communicated.Read more