CHICAGO, IL and RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - July 01, 2013) - Roughly 15% of race registrants never even make it to the starting line. With that in mind, Warrior Dash, the world's largest obstacle race series, and Allianz Global Assistance USA, a leader in consumer specialty insurance, will provide Warrior Dash participants with peace of mind by protecting their registration fees against certain unforeseen events* which may cause them to miss a race. "Registration Protector," will be available to racers beginning this summer. For a typical Warrior Dash participant, the additional cost of insurance will often be less than $6.50.
"At Warrior Dash, we pride ourselves on having excellent customer service. By partnering with Allianz Global Assistance, we are providing our racers with another way to increase their registration satisfaction by providing a refund should certain unexpected occurrences stop them from getting to the race," said Sarah McGrath, Customer Service Director at Red Frog Events, the company behind Warrior Dash. "Partnering with Allianz Global Assistance was an easy choice for us given their technical sophistication and impeccable reputation, and we're pleased to bring their expertise and service to our racers."
Registration Protector will be a new benefit offered to all Warrior Dash customers who sign up for events online. During registration, participants will be provided with the option to insure their registration fee. With Registration Protector, a participant who misses an event for a reason such as a covered injury or illness, job loss, transportation delays, military/family/legal obligations, and more can get their registration fees reimbursed.*
"We're pleased to be partnering with Warrior Dash to offer obstacle racers the tremendous benefits that Registration Protector has to offer," said Mike Nelson, CEO of Allianz Global Assistance USA. "Every year, we provide great coverage and outstanding 24/7/365 service and assistance to 13 million customers. We're happy to be able to offer this coverage, service and peace of mind to Warrior Dash and their participants."
Registration Protector will refund 100% of insured registration costs, including fees, up to the maximum coverage amount of $10,000.* Registration Protector includes Allianz Global Assistance's 24/7 service and assistance. Allianz Global Assistance will manage all customer service and claims activity.
* - Conditions, limitations and exclusions apply. For a complete description of the coverage, carefully review the terms and conditions of the certificate of insurance. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, Ill), rated "A-"(Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 102-C series or 102-P series, or Jefferson Form No. 105-C series or 105-P series, depending on the insured's state. Allianz Global Assistance and Allianz Travel Insurance are brands of AGA Service Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of this plan and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage because of the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company.
About Warrior Dash
Warrior Dash is the world's largest obstacle race series and is held on more than 50 challenging and rugged terrains across the world. Participants will bound over fire, trudge through mud and scale over 12 obstacles during this fierce 5K. After pushing their limits and conquering extreme obstacles, Warriors celebrate with live music, Warrior grub and beer steins. For more information, visit WarriorDash.com, or visit variations of Warrior Dash at UrbanWarriorDash.com and IronWarriorDash.com.
Red Frog Events, the company behind Warrior Dash, is an event production company based in Chicago. Aside from Warrior Dash, they are mostly known for being the leader and founder of the Active Entertainment industry and Firefly Music Festival, the East Coast's premier music experience. They've received international awards and media attention for their unique company culture and workplace environment. Red Frog Events was ranked #18 on Forbes Most Promising Companies in America list and was Inc. Magazine's 9th Fastest Growing Company in 2012. In 2012, the company put on more than 75 events worldwide for a combined total of more than one million registrants. For more information on Red Frog Events, visit RedFrogEvents.com.
Allianz Global Assistance USA
Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. We insure 13 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans.
In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and credit card companies.
For more information about Allianz Global Assistance USA, please visit allianzassistance.com. To learn more about Allianz Travel Insurance plans, please visit allianztravelinsurance.com or Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllianzTravelInsuranceUS.
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