WASHINGTON, April 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tony Horton, international fitness trainer, author and creator of P90X® Home Fitness System, will team up with award winning journalist Cynne Simpson, anchor of ABC7/WJLA-TV , to race marshal The National Press Club's 15th annual Beat the Deadline 5K race to benefit education and diversity in journalism, June 9.
The nation's premier race for journalists and their sources will start at 7:30 a.m. at the National Press Building in Washington, D.C. International fitness trainer Tony Horton will lead a pre-race P90X® warm-up beginning at 7:15 a.m. The race will be followed by the NPC Health & Fitness Fair, pancake breakfast, and awards ceremony. Cash prizes will be awarded for top finishers. Media and group team entries are encouraged. Race entry is limited. Cost for early registration is $25 for NPC Members and $30 general admission. For details, visit www.press.org/5k.
On Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m., Tony Horton will hold an exclusive P90X® Workout in the NPC Ballroom. Cost of entrance is $5 for NPC members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited and reservations can be made on the 5K website at www.press.org/5K.
Proceeds from NPC's Beat the Deadline 5K benefits the National Press Club Journalism Institute (NPCJI) and its ongoing mission to the future of journalism. EFNJL is committed to research and training for working journalists and scholarships for future journalists who contribute to diversity in their profession and communities. Since 2000, and with the help of the runners and sponsors, more than $700,000 has been raised to help to deserving students to attend college and pursue a career in journalism.
For sponsorship opportunities or media inquiries, contact 5K Race Director Melinda Cooke, [email protected].
Race Events Details
Event: National Press Club Beat the Deadline 5K
Date: June 9, 2012
Time: 6:15 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. On-site Registration (Corner of 14th and F Street, NW)
7:15 a.m. Pre– race warm-up, led by Race Marshal Tony Horton
7:30 am Race Begins followed by post-race breakfast and awards ceremony
About the National Press Club
The National Press Club, founded in 1908, has 3,300 members in Washington and worldwide. Widely known for its nationally broadcast speakers' luncheons, the NPC also is Washington's most frequently used venue for news conferences. The Club also conducts professional education for journalists, funds scholarships for journalism students, and operates the nation's only non-academic journalism research library.
SOURCE National Press Club