SPONSORS
AEGON USA
ING
JOHN HANCOCK

METLIFE

NEW YORK LIFE
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE
RGA
ROLL CALL
SWISS RE

WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP
WINSTEAD ATTORNEYS


For more information, please contact:

Jeff Darman
ACLI Capital Challenge
110 East State Street #15
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Tel: 610-925-1976
E:
jdarman@capitalchallenge.com 

 

Bi-Partisan Fast Track Scheduled for May 15


April 23, 2013

The ACLI Capital Challenge three mile road race returns to Washington, D.C.ís Anacostia Park on Wednesday, May 15 at 8:00 a.m. All participants have agreed this is one line they will cross at the event, which attracts scores of members of Congress, high-ranking political appointees, television correspondents, print reporters, Federal Judges and other Washington VIPs who will compete on an estimated 130 teams.

Known for its irreverence and political humor, the race is drawing the usual VIP cast. Teams are captained by U.S. Senators, Representatives, Cabinet Members, Sub-Cabinet appointees, Federal Judges, On-Air personalities and professional print and web journalists. Each CAPTAIN must finish for his or her team to score. The race, which started in 1981, spotlights the fitness of many of the countryís busiest leaders, including many Senate and House Committee Chairs and ranking members, print journalists, TV correspondents, Generals and Admirals, and many others.

The ACLI Capital Challenge, which benefits the Wounded Warrior Projectģ, an organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors, has as its title sponsor ACLI (American Council of Life Insurers). ACLI is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association. ACLIís 300-plus member companies offer life insurance; annuities; pensions, including 401(k)ís; long-term care insurance; disability income insurance; reinsurance; and other retirement and financial protection products.

Official whistleblower Ryan Hall will start the runners on their way. Ryan, who has the fastest marathon time by an American (2:04:58 at Boston) and is also the American Half Marathon record holder (59:43), and first U.S. runner to break one hour, is the 2013 celebrity runner (courtesy of John Hancock).

The ACLI Capital Challenge annually settles the question of which branch of the federal Government is the fittest. Or will the media end up on top? All entry fees as well as an additional donation from the sponsors goes to the Wounded Warrior Project. The race has raised over $500,000 for charity since its inception.

As usual there is spirited competition for the best and worst team name (James B. Kenin Award) honors. Some early contenders include:

TEAMS  CAPTAINS
The Flying Unicornyns Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
Hoosier Mama Express Representative Susan Brooks (R-IN)
Broken Down by Age and Sex Howard Hogan (Chief Demographer, Census Bureau)
Running Stimulates The Census Doug Clift (Census Bureau)
Running From Accusations Joseph Guzowski (Principal Director to the Inspector General, Department of the Army)
Chronival Cruises: Disaster Waiting To Happen Sara Hebel (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Slow Posts Paul Farhi (Washington Post)
Donít Judge Us Judge Vanessa Ruiz (DC Court of Appeals)
Ground Attax Judge Kathleen Kerrigan (US Tax Court)
Race the Nation Margaret Mary Brennan (CBS News)

The riverfront course is out and back in Anacostia Park. After the race, runners will enjoy a catered continental breakfast (TARP, Tired Athletes Refreshments Program) and pure spring water compliments of MetLife. Sponsors in addition to ACLI are Guardian, ING, John Hancock, MassMutual, MetLife, Nationwide, New York Life, Transamerica, Prudential, RGA, USAA, Western and Southern Financial Group and CQ Roll Call.

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