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.US National 12K Partners with Team Red, White & Blue

11/11/2014
 

INDIANAPOLIS -- Team Red, White & Blue has come aboard as a partner for the 2014 .US National 12K, USATF announced on Veterans Day. Slated for Nov. 16 in Alexandria, Va., the race features a 12 km, 1 Mile run/walk and ½ mile kids’ fun run. It is both an all-comers, community event and a USATF National Championship for elite and masters athletes, as well as registered USATF clubs.

 

“We are honored and proud to partner with Team Red, White & Blue,” said USATF CEO Max Siegel. “The .US National 12K is a true national event, and having Team RWB adds to the national celebration. We hope everyone taking part in the race will join us in thanking each Team RWB member we see volunteering along the course and competing in the races for their service to our country.”

 

Team RWB is dedicated to enriching the lives of America’s veterans by providing local and consistent opportunities for veterans and their families to connect with their communities through physical and social activities. Team RWB members will volunteer on race day, take part in the race and support promotional events leading up to the race.

 

The partnership continues USATF’s commitment to honoring and delivering benefits to military veterans and wounded service members, who receive special discounts on entry fees to the races.

 

2014 is also the City of Alexandria’s Year of the Veteran, an initiative recognizing Alexandria’s commitment to the long-term reintegration of veterans into and within the City of Alexandria.

 

“Team Red, White & Blue is pleased to partner with USATF for a second year on this fantastic event,” said Brennan Mullaney, Mid-Atlantic Regional director for Team RWB. “We share in their commitment to both the veteran community and athletes nationwide, and appreciate their support of Alexandria and the D.C. community as a whole.”

 

The culminating event of the USA Running Circuit and USATF’s flagship road race, the .US National 12K will be held Nov. 16 and offer an opportunity for everyone to test their limits and enjoy a scenic run through Alexandria and on the George Washington Parkway. The event features community 12 km and 1 Mile races, a ½ mile kids’ run, as well as the .US National 12K elite race offering $100,000 in prize money, the USATF Masters Championships for over-40 runners and the USATF Club Championships for registered USATF clubs.

 

Participants and their families and friends can enjoy a dog-friendly, Fan Festival at Oronoco Bay Park with food, refreshments, beer garden, and entertainment. Register now at www.national12k.us.

 

About USATF

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit www.usatf.org.

 

About Team Red, White & Blue

Founded in 2010, Team Red, White and Blue 501(c)3 chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. They host weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and participate in local races and events together. These programs are at the core of Team RWB’s mission. Additionally, Team RWB leads six Veteran Athletic Camps in various sports throughout the year. There are currently 120 TRWB chapters across the United States. The organization recently organized The Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay, where 700 team members ran a single American flag from San Francisco to Walter Reed Veterans' Medical Hospital in Maryland. To learn more about Team Red, White & Blue and how you can help, visit www.teamrwb.org.

 

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