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GNC joins Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon as Pace Team sponsor

May 01, 2018

CLEVELAND (April _, 2018) – GNC Holdings, Inc., a leading health and nutrition retailer, has joined the 41st Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon as the official Pace Team sponsor.

“GNC shares our message of living an active, healthy lifestyle, and we welcome them with open arms,” said Ralph Staph, race director for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. “They will bring energy and inspiration to all our runners and walkers on race day as they push toward the finish line.”

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon offers Pace Teams in the marathon and half marathon, which provide encouragement and support for runners to reach their goal time. GNC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, will also be providing water bottles to runners in the finish line recovery area.

The 41st Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon will take place May 19-20 in downtown Cleveland. The new one-mile race, 8k, 5k and Kids’ Run races will be run on Saturday. On Sunday, the marathon, half marathon and 10K will start at 7 a.m. on Ontario Street at Quicken Loans Arena.

Registration for any of the race weekend events is available online at

Sponsorship opportunities for race weekend, including the title sponsorship for the one-mile race, are still available. Contact Staph at 800-467-3826 for information.

About the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon 

One of the 50 oldest races in the country, the 2018 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon will take place May 19-20. The following opportunities are available for people to participate in the event: full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 8K, 5K, one mile and Kids’ Run. All events except the 8k and 5k feature a walking division. Online registration and additional information is available at

There are opportunities for non-profit organizations to raise funds through their participation in the race through Cleveland Marathon Charities. Find out more at


About GNC Holdings, Inc.

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GNC Holdings, Inc.  (NYSE: GNC) - Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA - is a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer.

GNC connects customers to their best selves by offering a premium assortment of heath, wellness and performance products, including protein, performance supplements, weight management supplements, vitamins, herbs and greens, wellness supplements, health and beauty, food and drink and other general merchandise. This assortment features proprietary GNC and nationally recognized third-party brands.

GNC's diversified, multi-channel business model generates revenue from product sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third-party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and corporate partnerships. As of March 31, 2018, GNC had approximately 8,900 locations, of which approximately 6,700 retail locations are in the United States (including approximately 2,400 Rite Aid franchise store-within-astore locations) and franchise operations in approximately 50 countries.