Aflac Announces Gear Up and Go! Sweepstakes in Support of Aflac Iron Girl Event Series

Jun 24, 2010, 11:44 ET from Aflac Media Relations

COLUMBUS, Ga., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- It's off and running—the Aflac Gear Up and Go! Sweepstakes in support of the Aflac Iron Girl Event Series is underway. The sweepstakes is one of the many ways that Aflac supports its sponsorship of the Aflac Iron Girl Event Series—an all-women's event series dedicated to empowering women to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

One lucky sweepstakes winner will be able to purchase all her training and fitness needs with a $4,500 gift card from The Sports Authority. The Gear Up and Go! Sweepstakes will run through Nov. 14—the end of the 2010 Aflac Iron Girl Event Series. Entries can be submitted online at, or participants can register in person at any of the events.

With events nationwide ranging from 10K/5K races to duathlons and triathlons, the series offers women of all ages and fitness levels a chance to participate, and reach their health and wellness goals. The schedule for the 2010 Aflac Iron Girl Event Series includes the following:

June 27

Atlanta (Triathlon)

July 31

Racine, Wis. (Triathlon)

Aug. 7

Syracuse, N.Y. (Triathlon)

Aug. 22

Columbia, Md. (Triathlon)

Aug. 28

Boulder, Colo. (Triathlon)

Sept. 12

Seattle, Wash. (10K/5K Run/Walk)

Sept. 19

Lake Tahoe South Shore, Calif. (Triathlon)

Sept. 26

Bloomington, Minn. (Duathlon)

Nov. 14

Tempe, Ariz. (10-Mile/5K Run/Walk)

For more information about the Aflac Iron Girl event series or to register for an event, visit

About Aflac

When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast.  For 55 years, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force. Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For four consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, and Forbes magazine named Aflac as America's Best-Managed Company in the Insurance category. In 2010, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the twelfth consecutive year and also included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the ninth time. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit

About Iron Girl

Iron Girl is a Florida-based lifestyle brand known for its unique events, quality products and inspirational participants. Started in 2004 with two 10K/5K events, Iron Girl is now the nation's premier all-women's series, encompassing 10 events that range from run/walk to duathlon and triathlon. With a mission of empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle, Iron Girl has celebrated finishers ranging in age from 5 to 81, with an average age of 35, and in fitness levels from beginner to professional. In its inaugural year, 1,000 women became Iron Girl finishers. In 2008 alone, more than 16,000 women crossed an Iron Girl finish line. The brand is supported by title sponsor, Aflac, and other nationally recognized partners to include Luna Bar, Polar Heart Rate Monitor, Aqua Sphere and Specialized Designed for Women Bicycles. By logging on to, athletes can enjoy an interactive Web site filled with training tips, guest columnists and nutrition information. is an online resource that offers a variety of products to support participants beyond the finish line. The Iron Girl brand has been featured in a range of media outlets, including USA Today, The New York Times, Runner's World, Family Circle, Ok! magazine, Women's Health, Fitness, and Self.

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Media Contact:

Darcy Brito, Aflac


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