Tuesday, May 7, 2013
For the tenth consecutive year, ACLI will serve as lead sponsor of the 32nd Annual Capital Challenge invitational three-mile team race. It will take place May 15 in Anacostia Park at 8:00 a.m. in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Washington, D.C., (May 7, 2013) — For the tenth consecutive year, the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) will serve as lead sponsor of the 32nd Annual Capital Challenge invitational three-mile team race. It will take place May 15 in Anacostia Park at 8:00 a.m. in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Teams from the news media and legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government, as well as the branches of the military, will compete in this premier Washington, D.C. running race.
“The Capital Challenge demonstrates that bipartisanship is alive in Washington. We’re bringing teams from all political camps together for a great cause,” said ACLI President and CEO Dirk Kempthorne. “I’m honored that ACLI showcases this event which attracts such a high caliber of participants.”
Supporting sponsors once again include ACLI member companies: Guardian, ING, John Hancock, MassMutual, MetLife, Nationwide, New York Life, Prudential Insurance, RGA, Transamerica, USAA, Western & Southern Financial Group, CQ Roll Call also is a sponsoring organization.
The race will feature two guests: Ryan Hall, who has the fastest marathon time by an American and is the American half marathon record holder, is the 2013 celebrity runner (courtesy of John Hancock); and U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Mike Malarsie. He is running on behalf of Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and wounded warriors everywhere. Staff Sergeant Malarsie will be guided in the race by Governor Kempthorne. ACLI and its member companies are raising funds to match a wounded warrior with a guide dog.
Visit www.capitalchallenge.com for more information. For real-time pictures and updates on the day of the race, follow @ACLINews on Twitter.
The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association with more than 300 member companies operating in the United States and abroad. ACLI advocates in federal, state, and international forums for public policy that supports the industry marketplace and the 75 million American families that rely on life insurers’ products for financial and retirement security. ACLI members offer life insurance, annuities, retirement plans, long-term care and disability income insurance, and reinsurance, representing more than 90 percent of industry assets and premiums. Learn more at www.acli.com.