MCLEAN, Va., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) announced today that it will be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5 Miler event scheduled for Sept. 14 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
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The Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5 Miler is planned and organized by the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Warfighter & Family Readiness (WFR) program, which provides services that contribute to the retention, readiness, mental, physical, and emotional well-being of active duty personnel and Department of Defense (DoD) employees by providing a varied program of recreation, social and community support activities.
This is the first year SAIC has had the privilege to sponsor this event following seven years of support as part of its former parent company.
"SAIC is thrilled to be the presenting sponsor at this year's Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5 Miler, continuing a long-standing tradition within our company of directly supporting our customers and our communities," said Tom Watson, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Navy and Marine Corps Customer Group, who will run in the half marathon.
More than 7,000 participants are expected to register for both events, which begin and end at the Washington Monument. Among those participants, will be a strong contingent of SAIC employees and executives who will participate individually and on teams, dedicated to creating awareness for the important work of the WFR program. This is the third annual event for the Half Marathon and the 11th for the 5 Miler.
"Among SAIC employees, the run continues to grow every year and it has become an important event for us," said retired Army Lt. Gen. Dan Zanini, SAIC vice president of strategic development and also a race participant. "We are honored to provide support directly to our warfighters as well as civilian DoD personnel and their families."
For more information and to register, visit the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5 Miler web site.
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