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America’s Credit Unions Sponsor 2014 USA Women’s and Men’s 10 Mile Championship Hosted by the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

Feb 20, 2014 by Lewis Wood

Credit Union Miracle Day, the sponsor group of a Family of Races, in cooperation with Credit Union National Association, has secured the presenting sponsor rights by USA Track & Field to the USA Women’s and Men’s 10 Mile Championships to be held at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, DC on April 6, 2014. The championships, which will feature many of America’s finest distance runners, will be designed as being presented by America’s Credit Unions. Last year, when the USA Women’s Championship was held at the event, Janet Bawcom set an American Record for 10 miles, finishing the course in 53:28.

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Credit Union Miracle Day
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WASHINGTON, DC – February 19, 2014 – Credit Union Miracle Day, the sponsor group of a Family of Races, in cooperation with Credit Union National Association, has secured the presenting sponsor rights by USA Track & Field to the USA Women’s and Men’s 10 Mile Championships to be held at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, DC on April 6, 2014. The championships, which will feature many of America’s finest distance runners, will be designed as being presented by America’s Credit Unions. Last year, when the USA Women’s Championship was held at the event, Janet Bawcom set an American Record for 10 miles, finishing the course in 53:28.

“We are delighted to be connected with this nationally recognized women’s and men’s sporting competition,” said Charlie Mallon, President/CEO of Congressional Federal Credit Union and Chairman of the Credit Union Race Committee for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. “This designation elevates not only this world-class running event, it also raises awareness of credit unions’ commitment to serving their 98.9 member-owners and communities.”

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run is also known as the “Runner’s Rite of Spring.” Over 15,000 runners, including over 795 Capitol Hill staffers, compete along a fast, flat route around the iconic memorials in the nation’s capital.

Since becoming the title sponsors of races in 2002, Credit Union Miracle Day, a collaboration of 86 credit unions and 59 business partners, including lead partner PSCU, has donated over $6 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country, under the umbrella of Credit Unions for Kids. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is an alliance of premier children’s hospitals which treat 10 million critically ill children annually, regardless of their ability to pay.

The Family of Races also includes the Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run inSacramento,California, and two runs for our troops overseas:CampArifjaninKuwaitand Wiesbaden Army Garrison inGermany.

Credit unions and their business partners can support the Family of Races benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by becoming a sponsor. Charity race entries into the sold-out Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile run are available for those who raise $500 or more by March 1. Visit www.miracleday.org.

Credit Union Miracle Day is the 2013 proud recipient of the National Credit Union Foundation’s Outstanding Program Award.

About Credit Union Miracle Day

Credit Union Miracle Day is a partnership of credit unions, CUSOs and partner organizations united to sponsor a Family of Races benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals under the umbrella of Credit Unions for Kids. The Family of Races includes the April 6, 2014 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, D.C., the April 6, 2014 Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run in Sacramento, California, and two Freedom Runs for our troops overseas. For more information, visit www.miracleday.org.

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