Participants Can Select to Support the Non-Profit Of Their Choice from 12 Local Charities
Acumen Solutions, an international leader in business and technology consulting, announced today that it will hold its second annual Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause™ 8K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in Arlington, VA. The 1 mile format has been added this year to give families and young runners a chance to participate. Two-thousand dollars in combined prizes will be awarded to winners across categories. The race gives all registrants the unique opportunity to choose their charitable preference by picking from the following organizations listed below.
- Boys and Girls Club – Alexandria-Olympic Branch
- Boys and Girls Clubs – Fairfax Branch
- Bridge to Freedom (Founded by DC Human RIghts Examiner, Cassandra Clifford)
- BUILD Metro DC
- Child & Family Network Centers
- E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
- For Love of Children
- Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Inc.
- Greenbrier Learning Center
- National Fatherhood Initiative
- The Women’s Center
- United for DC
“We are proud to host our second annual Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause to benefit these 12 incredible community partners,” says David Joubran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acumen Solutions. “The race provides an easy way for runners, local area residents and businesses to give back to their community in a fun, healthy and meaningful way.”
“Acumen Solutions sets a very high bar for effective, impactful community engagement: They marshal their time, brainpower and financial resources to serve others in the DC area,” says Katherine Bradley, President of CityBridge Foundation. “Acumen Solutions is a growing company, and as they have scaled, they have built social responsibility into the very ‘DNA’ of their work. They deploy consulting expertise, executive experience and a significant commitment of employee time in service to the community. Acumen Solutions sets a premier example for other local firms. Their community engagement work is outstanding.”
WJLA ABC7, News Channel 8 and TBD.com, will be the media sponsors and the event is produced in partnership with Potomac River Running. Sponsorships are still available. Sponsoring organizations confirmed to date include:
• AtlasAdvancement, Inc
• Baird Automotive
• Bruce Rosenblum
• Daycon Products Company, Inc.
• Enterprise Rent-A-Car
• Jones Lang LaSalle
• Piedmont Investment Advisors, LLC
• Schreffler Chiropractic
• The Advisory Board Company
• The Meltzer Group
• TMA Direct
• Tysons Nissan Mazda
• Watkins Meegan LLC
Over the years, Acumen Solutions has developed many innovative ways to encourage their employees’ support of non-profits in their communities. Acumen Solutions’ previous 10K road races and last year’s Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause 8K have contributed over $125,000 to benefit local nonprofits. The company has contributed over $1 million dollars to charitable causes since inception.
Location: Arlington, VA
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM
8K Race Fees:
$25 early bird through September 19
$30 through Packet Pick up October 16
$35 Race Day
1 Mile Fun Run:
$20 early bird through September 19
$25 through Packet Pick up October 16
$15 (No shirt)
The race will be on a fast out-and-back, flat course that begins and ends on North Quincy Street – near the intersection of Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, VA. The event is produced in partnership with Potomac River Running and runners of all levels, as well as walkers, are encouraged to participate.
Those interested in sponsoring this race are encouraged to contact Elizabeth McNeil at Acumen Solutions at [email protected] or call 703-600-4032.
For more detailed information and registration go to www.theraceforacause.com