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Polk Audio Takes to the Stage as an Official Sponsor of the Baltimore Running Festival Celebration Village

Polk Featured at Baltimore Marathon's Health & Running Expo, Followed By Sponsorship Of The Celebration Village Soundstage

BALTIMORE, MD, October 13, 2011 - Polk Audio®, the Speaker Specialists®, is front and center at the Baltimore Marathon, with a stand at the Marathon’s Health and Fitness Expo today and tomorrow, from 10 AM – 9 PM, where the company will feature its new performance line-up of UltraFit™ headphones. On Saturday, which is the day of the marathon, Polk is the proud sponsor of The Celebration Village Soundstage.

“These dedicated athletes and fitness enthusiasts are our people,” quipped Al Ballard, Polk Audio’s Vice President of Marketing. “The new UltraFit headphone line is specifically designed for active listeners who rely on music to drive their workouts to the maximum level. They represent a new standard for fit, form and performance, and we’re thrilled to have a chance to present them firsthand to the runners and other consumers who value them most.”

“Besides,” added Ballard, “it’s a pleasure to support one of our hometown’s most high profile sporting events.”

Polk Audio’s performance line-up of UltraFit headphones are perfect for individuals looking for superior audio quality, comfort, durability and style in the headphones they use while training, practicing or generally engaged in an active lifestyle.

The Polk Audio performance line-up features four UltraFit sports headphones in a variety of colors that include in-ear, on-ear and in-ear canal models. The headphones stand apart from other brands with Polk Audio’s acclaimed audio quality and unique attention to detail, including: water resistant designs, tangle-free contrast-colored cables for instant left/right recognition, Kevlar-reinforced hinge points to eliminate the number one product failure in many headphones, comfortable, non-slip materials where the headphone engages the ear and the only headphones that include multiple cable lengths to accommodate collar, arm or waist placement of mp3 players. Three models include in-line or on-ear 3-button remote control and microphone for use with iPhone®, iPod® and iPad®. The UltraFit headphones range from $49.95 to $99.95.

The 11th Annual Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival features a variety of competitions for runners at every level. More than 25,000 runners from all 50 states and 24 countries are expected to participate.

The Baltimore Sun Health and Fitness Expo, which is open today and tomorrow, is open to the public and free of charge. On hand will be a wide variety of shoes, apparel, active gear, health care products, and of course, Polk UltraFit sports headphones. The Celebration Village, which is open on Saturday, will feature live music, interactive games, food and drink, is free as well and open to the public. For more information, visit

About Polk Audio

Polk Audio ( is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high performance audio products and the largest audio brand of DEI Holdings, Inc. Founded in 1972, Polk’s products include loudspeakers and electronic components for home, auto and marine applications, the market leading SurroundBar single speaker surround systems, the world’s first audiophile-grade active IP-addressable loudspeaker, the world’s only wireless single-speaker rear surround solution, the F/X Wireless Surround speaker, and the UltraFit Sports Headphones, the audio industry’s first line of performance headphones for serious athletics and active individuals.  For more information, high-resolution images, executive interviews, and the location of a Polk distributor in your area, contact Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC (PR representative for Polk Audio); 347-497-4965; For more information on DEI Holdings, visit

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