Mayor Michael Nutter Mayor Michael Nutter.
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The inventors of Gore-Tex, a waterproof and breathable fabric used by runners, will be the title sponsors of this year's Philadelphia Marathon, now in its 20th year.


This year's marathon will be held the weekend of Nov. 15-17 and a Gore-Tex partnership will "bring greater consumer awareness ... for the running community," according to a news release from Mayor Michael Nutter.



Gore-Tex products include outerwear, footwear and gloves and are known for their low water absorption and durability. Gore's company regional headquarters are located in Newark, Del.


"Working with Gore, a highly regarded, global innovator and manufacturer," Nutter said in a news release, "we can strengthen our commitment to this annual tradition which is considered one of the finest marathons in the United States.”