Garmin signs multiyear deal to sponsor RunningLane Cross Country Championships

Championship brings thousands of high school runners from across the nation together for premier postseason competition

OLATHE, Kan./November 2, 2021/Business Wire – Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced it has signed a two-year deal to become the title sponsor of the Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships, beginning with this year’s event in Huntsville, Alabama, on December 4, 2021.

The Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships is a premier running event that brings more than 1,500 high school athletes from across the United States together postseason to compete for individual and team awards on one of the fastest 5K cross country courses in the nation.

“The Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships attract the fastest runners and teams in the country, and we are thrilled to be the title sponsor of this competitive event,” said Susan Lyman, Garmin vice president of global consumer marketing. “Garmin watches are the preferred running watches for many high school athletes and teams, and this event reaffirms our commitment to youth runners. We look forward to cheering on this year’s participants in Huntsville as they chase their next PR.”

“RunningLane is so thankful and honored to work with a leading fitness technology company like Garmin, who so graciously stepped in to help provide a wonderful experience for kids all across North America in their postseason goals and endeavors,” said Sean Allan, RunningLane co-founder. “Garmin stepped up to the table and with their help the Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships is going to be an unforgettable experience.”

As title sponsor of the Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships, Garmin will have an opportunity to showcase its state-of-the-art running watches and training tools, including:

  • Forerunner® 55: An affordable and easy-to-use GPS smartwatch that lets runners track their time, distance, speed, pace and heart rate from their wrist while also offering daily suggested workouts, all-day activity tracking and health, wellness and connected features.
  • Forerunner 245 Music: A GPS smartwatch that evaluates performance stats such as V02 Max, training status and more while offering recovery insights, daily suggested workouts, onboard music storage and health and wellness features.
  • Garmin Clipboard™ Coaching app: A free, all-in-one solution where coaches can review and compare their team’s stats, track performance trends and more from a compatible smart device.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate performance, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. Other Garmin fitness brands include Tacx® and Firstbeat Analytics™. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at, email [email protected], or follow us at,,, or

About Garmin International, Inc.

Garmin International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, Forerunner and Tacx are registered trademarks and Garmin Clipboard and Firstbeat Analytics are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Stephanie Schultz
Garmin International, Inc.
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