Team Red White & Blue has come aboard as a partner for the 2013 .US National Road Racing Championships, USA Track & Field (USATF) announced today. Slated for Nov. 17 in Alexandria, Va., the race features a 12 km, 5 km run/walk and ½ mile kids’ race. It is both an all-comers, community event and a USATF National Championship for elite and masters athletes.
“We are honored and proud to partner with Team Red White and Blue,” said USATF CEO Max Siegel. “The .US National Road Racing Championships 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 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.
“Team Red White and Blue and USATF are both committed to supporting veterans, and our organization is honored to be joining forces for this inaugural event.,” said Team RWB Mid-Atlantic Regional Director and Washington, DC Chapter Captain Brennan Mullaney. “Like Team RWB, USATF is a volunteer-driven organization that has successfully established grassroots programs to develop future leaders and champions. Team RWB couldn’t be happier to be aligning our organization with a nationally recognized brand of excellence.”
USATF’s first wholly owned and operated race is a 12-kilometer (12 km) event providing a season-capping finale to the USA Running Circuit (USARC), a series of national-championship races that annually provides nearly $1 million in prize money to American runners. The purse for the .US Championships is $100,000.
All races in the .US National Road Reaching Championships feature a scenic course for runners of all abilities as well as a dog-friendly, post-race Festival at Oronoco Bay Park with food, refreshments, beer garden, and entertainment. Register now at uschampionships.us
About USA Track & Field: 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: Team Red, White & Blue is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Tampa, FL. Team Red, White & Blue’s goal is to transform the way America supports its veterans when they leave the military by bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction and shared experiences in communities all over America. There are currently 47 TRWB chapters across the United States. To learn more about Team Red, White & Blue and how you can help, visit www.teamrwb.org.
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About USA Track & Field: USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, the World's #1 Track & Field Team, the most-watched events at the Olympics, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport, and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States: www.usatf.org.