ACLI Capital Challenge 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM |

Did you know Supreme Court Justices have run with us?

  • Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts ran in 1984 when he worked in the White House Counsel’s office during the Reagan administration.
  • Anthony Kennedy ran in 1990 when he was a Supreme Court justice.
  • Justice Brett Kavanaugh has participated every year since 2010, while he served as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He was the fastest federal judge five times (2010-13 and 2015).


Did you know Beto O'Rourke and Jay Inslee ran with us?

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  • 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke ran in the ACLI Capital Challenge in 2016, when he was a member of Congress from Texas.
  • O’Rourke was the fastest male runner from the House of Representatives.
  • 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee ran in the ACLI Capital Challenge in 2004, when he was a member of Congress from Washington.

Did you know Al Gore ran with us?

  • Al Gore participated in the Capital Challenge as a House member, a Senate member and as vice president.
  • Gore’s final Capital Challenge appearance was in 1998. His five-person team from the office of the vice president finished 16th out of 30 teams from the executive branch.
  • Gore’s time in 1998 for the three-mile course was 27:04. Among the 170 people he beat were Andrea Mitchell (NBC News) and Norah O’Donnell (now with the CBS Morning News, then with Roll Call).

Did you know Mike Pence ran with us?

  • Vice President Mike Pence participated in the ACLI Capital Challenge three times (2007, 2009-10) while he served as an Indiana congressman.
  • Several members of Vice President Pence’s family also competed in the race including his wife Karen (2007 and 2010), son Michael (2007), and daughter Charlotte (2007).
  • Vice President Pence visited ACLI in June 2018 to address ACLI members during their fly-in to Washington D.C. 

ABOUT The Event

The ACLI Capital Challenge three-mile road race returns to Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia Park on Wednesday, May 15 at 8:00 a.m. The event attracts members of Congress, high-ranking Administration officials, federal judges, active members of the military, television correspondents, print and web reporters and other VIPs who will compete in the race.

ABOUT The Cause

This year, the ACLI Capital Challenge will benefit Junior Achievement USA. ACLI believes strongly in Junior Achievement's purpose to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Through our support of Junior Achievement, we will teach the next generation of American workers the importance of planning early for retirement.


Jeff Darman