WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) has teamed up with the Greater Washington Sports Alliance to become the newly named sponsor of the National Half Marathon Team Relay - now the United Way National Team Relay.
The United Way National Team Relay will take place in conjunction with the Greater Washington Sports Alliance SunTrust National Marathon and the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield National Half Marathon on Saturday, March 26, 2011, beginning at 7:00 a.m. at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The last day to register online for the United Way National Team Relay is Sunday, March 20th.
The United Way National Team Relay is a great way to get fit and support your local community. Relay teams consist of three participants, with two runners completing 5 mile intervals and one runner completing the final 3.1 mile leg. The cost per team is $150 with $60 of the total registration fee donated directly to United Way NCA's health initiative. Grab two friends and register at www.NationalMarathon.com using the password "11runited."
All relay participants will have access to the same activities and incentives as all National Full and Half Marathon participants, including the ability to sign up for the National Pasta Dinner, and participation in the National Health and Fitness Expo presented by the Washington Convention and Sports Authority and the Safeway Finish Line Festival. Each runner in the relay will also receive a t-shirt, medal, and goody bag.
For additional race information and materials, or if you would like to volunteer, visit www.unitedwaynca.org.
About United Way NCA
United Way of the National Capital Area is the largest and most enduring social change organization in the Washington Metropolitan Area. We create connections that make a difference, linking donor dollars to worthy causes, companies to community, and neighbors-in-need to vital services.
Focusing on the critical areas of Education, Income and Health – the building blocks of a good quality of life, United Way of the National Capital Area not only provides immediate relief of problems affecting area residents, but also works to alleviate the underlying causes. Understanding the interconnectedness of community, we work in collaboration with our member charities, government, area businesses, and community leaders in order to improve lives throughout the region. For more information, visit www.unitedwaynca.org.
SOURCE United Way of the National Capital Area