The National Press Club (NPC) Gears Up For Its 15th Annual BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K on June 9
P90X Creator Tony Horton and WJLA-ABC 7 Anchor Cynne Simpson Join Forces to Host D.C.'s Finest 5K
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's time to lace up your shoes and join Washington-area media, celebrities, elite runners and weekend walkers at the NPC's 15th Annual BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K on June 9! This annual fundraiser benefits the ongoing work of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, which is committed to helping working journalists improve their skills through ongoing training and programming of future journalists through scholarships that promote diversity within the profession.
The NPC is proud to have celebrity exercise trainer Tony Horton, creator of the P90X extreme fitness program, as this year's honorary Race Marshal. Horton will lead an audience in a workout session at the National Press Club on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m., and pre-race warm-up for attendants on race day. Joining Tony this year as Co-Marshal is Cynne Simpson, Emmy Award and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning anchor for ABC7/WJLA-TV.
The schedule of events includes:
Thursday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.: Tony Horton workout
Friday, June 8, 12 to 7 p.m.: Packet pick-up and registration, National Press Club
Saturday, June 9 – Race Day – 6:15 to 7:15 a.m.: On-site Registration (Corner of 14th and F Street, NW); 7:30 a.m.: Race Begins
Immediately following the race, all runners are invited to the National Press Club Ballroom for the NPC Health & Fitness Fair, post-race pancake breakfast and prizes/awards ceremony.
Highlights of this year's RACE PRIZES, Sponsored by Chevrolet, include:
$200 each + a 1-week vehicle loan of the Chevrolet Volt for first place, male and female
$100 each for 2nd place, male and female
$50 each for 3rd place, male and female
$100 each for 1st place male and female masters (over 40)
$50 each for top male and female NPC member
For a full schedule of weeklong race activities and to register, go to press.org/5K
About the National Press Club BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K
Since 2000, and with the help of the runners and sponsors, more than $700,000 has been raised to help deserving students to attend college and pursue a career in journalism. Sincere thanks to our 2012 Sponsors: the Washington Examiner and CQ/Roll Call, Chevrolet, American League of Lobbyists, Sysco, McGraw-Hill, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Toyota, C-SPAN, State Department Federal Credit Union, John Farr Lighting, EMacDesign, Texas on the Potomac, Kiplinger, BB&T, Levick Strategic Communications, VIP Group Travel LTD, UPS, Mazda, Dunbar Armored, Ribis Jones & Maresca PA and Strauss Radio Strategies.
About Tony Horton
Horton has trained professional athletes, U.S. military personnel, members of Congress and celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen, Usher, Tom Petty, Billy Idol, and Annie Lennox. Find out more about Tony and the P90X fitness program at www.beachbody.com.
About Cynne Simpson
Cynne Simpson has covered worldwide news and entertainment stories from the historic wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London to the Red Carpet of the 2011 Oscars. She has done exclusive interviews with Michelle Obama at the White House, Diane Sawyer, Maya Angelou, Muhammad Ali and countless others. When Cynne isn't working she enjoys adventure sports and is constantly looking for places to hang glide, rock climb, swim with sharks or try something new.
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