SPONSORS
ALLIANZ
GUARDIAN
HANNOVER LIFE REASSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA
ING
JOHN HANCOCK

MASSMUTUAL
METLIFE

NATIONWIDE

NEW YORK LIFE
ONEAMERICA

PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE
RGA
TRANSAMERICA
USAA
WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP
ROLL CALL


For more information, please contact:

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

 

Contact: Jeff Darman
610.925.1976
571.384-7906 (May 17-21)
610.299.4436 (cell)
jdarman@capitalchallenge.com
http://www.capitalchallenge.com

END TO CONGRESSIONAL FOOTDRAGGING NEARS ...MEDIA WILL FOLLOW CLOSELY


May 15, 2014

Over 30 members of Congress will lead teams in the annual ACLI Capital Challengeģ, a three-mile road race. They join participants from all branches of government and the media and have been cautioned to run sensibly to avoid increasing the national oxygen debt ceiling. The race takes place on Wednesday, May 21, at 8:00 a.m. in Washington, D.C.ís Anacostia Park.

In the race will be several congressional committee chairs, agency heads, Admirals, Generals, dozens of on-air correspondents, federal Judges, and print journalists.

The current defending champion and fastest female Senator, Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), will return, as will Senator Rob Portman (R-OH). The fastest man in Congress, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR), is back, and several female members of Congress will seek to dethrone the fastest female representative Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).

On hand as official whistle blower (courtesy of John Hancock) will be Shalane Flanagan. A month ago, she boldly set the pace for over 17 miles at the Boston Marathon in a valiant effort to win her hometown race. She wound up with the fastest American time ever run on the course, 2:22:02. Shalane has been the dominant American female distance runner over the last several years. She owns an Olympic bronze medal from the 10,000 meters in the 2008 Olympics and is the current American record holder at 10,000 meters (30:22:22).

Team captains in this event are not honorary positions. Each must finish the three-mile course for their team to score. This event shows that even the busiest people can take time out to stay physically fit. The ACLI Capital Challenge benefits the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation. All entry fees and additional donations from the race sponsors, totaling $45,000, will be used to provide a life-changing Fidelco Guide Dog and services to a blinded veteran or immediate family member.

Supporting sponsors are Allianz, Guardian, Hannover Life Reassurance Company, ING, John Hancock, MassMutual, MetLife, Nationwide, New York Life, OneAmerica, Prudential, RGA, Transamerica Corporation, USAA, Western & Southern Financial Group and Roll Call.

Competition for the prestigious best and James B. Kenin worst team name honors remains intense.

Some Noteworthy Entrants:

TEAMS  CAPTAINS
Revenge of the Flying Unicorynís Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
Raginí Hagans Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)
Cheri Blossoms Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL)
Making a Good Latte Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
International Race Station David Radzanowski, Chief of Staff (NASA)
Balance of Pavements Meredith Broadbent, Commissioner (International Trade Commission)
No Census Running When Jogging Allowed Doug Clift, Program Manager (Census Bureau)
Gamma Goblins Huban Gowadia, Director (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office)
Emissions: Impassible Amanda Peterka (Environment & Energy Publishing)
Out of Chrontext Sara Hebel (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Our Momís Say Weíre Express-ial Vicky Hallett (Washington Post Express)
WUSA-News Your Daddy? Erica Grow (WUSA-TV)
Pledge Weak in the Knees Tamara Keith (NPR)
Jasonís Golden Feets Jason Beaubien (NPR)
ABC7 On Your Stride Autria Godfrey (WJLA-TV)
Shutting Down Competition Not the Government Nancy Cordes (CBS News)
Run Tax Run Judge Kathleen Kerrigan (US Tax Court)

The riverfront course is out and back in Anacostia Park. After the race, runners will enjoy a catered breakfast (TARP, Tired Athletes Refreshment Program) and pure spring water compliments of MetLife.

Click Here for the VIP & Captain's List

Editors Note:For media information, call Jeff Darman at 610.925.1976 (until May 16), 571.384.7906 (May 17-21) or 610.299.4436 (cell). The ACLI Capital Challenge starts at 8:00 a.m. in Anacostia Park near the skating rink. Directions to the site may be downloaded from www.capitalchallenge.com. Entries are closed.