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Parades & Races

Each year, all over the country, more than 300,000 people get together with friends, family and co-workers for the MS Walk sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Walks raise money for research, provide services to those affected by MS and to raise awareness. And every year, in Philadelphia, Clear Sound is there to provide audio support for the event.

With a history dating back to ancient China, the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival meets every fall for a day of fun and competition on the Schuylkill River. Teams of paddlers, each with a steersperson and drummer, race for glory in this regional event. Emphasis is on teamwork, and the sport attracts a huge variety of participants – young and old, male and female, with a wide range of fitness levels and abilities.

For many years, Clear Sound has been privileged to provide sound for the Philadelphia Marathon, one of the country’s top running events. Over 20,000 runners participate each year in the different races throughout the weekend.  
Clear Sound had equipment at multiple locations throughout the race, including the starting point, all sides of the Eakins Oval and Logan Circle. Mayor Michael Nutter was at the start, setting the runners on their way.

Every year, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure brings thousands of runners and walkers to Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway in support of breast cancer research.  This national event has grown exponentially over the decades – from 5,000 attendees in 1990, to 150,000 in 2010. 

One of the most fun, energetic marathons around, the Rock’n’Roll Marathon series visits more than 30 cities around the world, including Philadelphia in September. A series of stages line the course, and runners and spectators are treated to live music throughout. Clear Sound provides the audio equipment and mixing support for each of these stages, including Main Stage, where Big Head Todd and the Monsters performed .

Of course, like any business, Clear Sound must watch the bottom line, but we also believe that giving back to the community is an important aspect of doing good business. Therefore, we were proud to sponsor the Congenital Heart Walk in June at lovely Wilson Farm Park in Wayne, PA.

With more than 40,000 participants, Philadelphia’s iconic Broad Street Run is one of the largest timed races in the United States. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the Run features participants running the entire 10-mile length of Broad Street, from the Northeast to the Philadelphia Navy Yard in South Philly. Clear Sound has been proud to provide audio services for this eminent event throughout its entire history.

For over ten years, Clear Sound has provided audio support and staging for the Radnor Fire Company’s Memorial Day Parade.  This important community event always presents a variety of challenges to our sound engineers, thanks to the diversity of musical entertainment, speeches and ceremonies that take place. 

Every year, Operation First Response holds a Walk for the Wounded event in order to draw attention to the plight of the more than 40,000 returning soldiers, and to raise funds to meet the needs of their families. 

Clear Sound was called upon to provide sound production along with event support for the Vice President’s visit to the 52nd annual Media Veterans Day parade.  The parade kicked off at 11:11 am to commemorate the date of the federal holiday.  Local politicians Rep. Pat Meehan and county officials John Whelan, John McBlain, and Tom McGarrigle also were at the event.

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Each year, all over the country, more than 300,000 people get together with friends, family and co-workers for the MS Walk sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Walks raise money for research, provide services to those affected by MS and to raise awareness. And every year, in Philadelphia, Clear Sound is there to provide audio support for the event.

The Griffin Complex at Gwynedd Mercy University is home to the Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Volleyball teams. The Complex hosted exciting competitions and distinguished graduations, but the attendees had a hard time hearing what was happening.

With a history dating back to ancient China, the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival meets every fall for a day of fun and competition on the Schuylkill River. Teams of paddlers, each with a steersperson and drummer, race for glory in this regional event.

Intimate, natural-sounding dialogue in a sold-out theater. Crisp, intelligible announcements in a packed stadium. Exhilarating lights and music at an outdoor summer festival. A stirring sermon reaching every corner of a cavernous church.

Sounds like the work of Clear Sound - the Delaware Valley's best full-service audio, video and lighting company.