Yep, it’s true. We’re particpating in our first marathon!

Okay, so technically we’re not running, but TripCase has teamed up with the 2012 MetroPCS® Dallas MarathonTM to deliver free, targeted mobile messages to race participants during this year’s race, being held Sunday, December 9 in Dallas, Texas.

Normally it’s our job to take the stress out of travel by helping you organize and manage all aspects of your trip on your mobile device when you’re on the go. Well, we’ve taken it a step further. Dallas Marathoners and their friends and families will now be able to access Dallas Marathon-specific messages through their mobile devices via TripCase for this year’s race. Messaging includes map and directions to the start/finish lines, packet pick-up location, a listing of scheduled events for marathon weekend, and more.

MetroPCS Dallas Marathon participants can receive immediate access to Dallas Marathon messages in the TripCase app by downloading and registering for TripCase at www.dallasmarathon.com/travel or www.tripcase.com/users/new.

“Mobile devices and apps are a staple in our leisure and business lives. As our race continues to grow, we want to provide the right information at the right time to our participants and their friends and family,” said Dallas Marathon executive director Marcus Grunewald. “TripCase is an excellent web and mobile tool that gives us the ability to distribute important information about the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon to targeted audiences.”

John Samuel, SVP of Traveler Solutions at TripCase, said “TripCase is a unique mobile product that helps take the stress out of travel by organizing a traveler’s trip details in one place and providing the right tips, tools and messages they need, every step of the way. The TripCase messaging platform in particular offers relevant trip information in-app to travelers when they’re on the go. It’s exciting to see this same TripCase technology help runners stay organized and informed every step of the way in the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon.”

We’re excited to join the 2012 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon. Good luck to all of the runners! And don’t forget to spread the word about the app to your friends and families. For access to MetroPCS Dallas Marathon messaging in the TripCase app, download and register for TripCase at www.dallasmarathon.com/travel or www.tripcase.com/users/new.