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Wegmans and Navy Federal Credit Union Expand MCM Sponsorships
 
Larger presence at this weekend's Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg, VA


QUANTICO, VA (May 15, 2015) - Runners completing the Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend events will not only be greeted by U.S. Marines at the finish but also by employees of Wegmans as the runners enjoy post-event hospitality on May 17 in Fredericksburg, VA.  Wegmans, the grocery retailer, is partnering with the Historic Half, by serving up water bottles at the finish and distributing oranges and pretzels in post-event runner hospitality. Wegmans this year has expanded its partnership to include the MCM Event Series and the 40th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM).  Conversely, the MCM's longest sponsor, Navy Federal Credit Union, will expand its affiliation through a presenting sponsorship of this weekend's Historic 10K.  

"We make a difference in every community we serve," says Wegmans Fredericksburg Store Manager Chris DePumpo. "Encouraging healthy eating and activity is an important giving priority for us, because we're committed to helping our employees and customers live healthier, better lives." 
The Fredericksburg, VA Wegmans store "couldn't be any closer to the event," according to DePumpo as the store is adjacent to the Marine Corps Historic Half start and finish arches that span over Carl D. Silver Parkway in the Central Park shopping district. 

Wegmans, a partner of the Historic Half since 2010, expanded on its partnership to include the addition of a Wegmans running team of 12 employees. In addition, Wegmans is a leading sponsor of the MCM Event Series supporting Run Amuck on June 13 with flavorful popsicles and also with bananas at the Quantico Tri on     Aug. 22. Both events are still open for registration at www.marinemarathon.com and are part of the MCM Event Series hosted March through November. During the 40th MCM on Oct. 25, Wegmans will provide bottles of water for the more than 30,000 runners of the MCM and MCM10K events and host Sample Row at the Health & Fitness Expo on October 23-24 at the Washington DC Convention Center.

Navy Federal Credit Union began sponsoring the MCM in 1997 and has been visible at the Expo, the MCM Kids Run and the MCM10K. Boasting numerous volunteer and participant initiatives, Navy Federal assumes the presenting sponsor status for the Historic 10K, the sold-out event held in conjunction with the Historic Half.

"Our sponsorship of these historic races not only conveys a powerful message of community support, they allow Navy Federal Credit Union to express our gratitude to the men and women of the armed forces who sacrifice for us every day," says Jeanette Mack, Navy Federal Credit Union Corporate Communications.

For more information about the Marine Corps Historic Half, visit www.marinemarathon.com.  

The Marine Corps Historic Half, hosted annually in Fredericksburg, VA, includes thousands participating in half marathon, 10k and 5k events. Considered "the greatest half marathon in history," the Marine Corps Historic Half boasts a course featuring landmarks dating back to our nation's beginnings and the early homes of Presidents George Washington and James Monroe. Organized by the Marine Corps Marathon, the Historic Half is sponsored by GEICO, Select Physical Therapy, Mary Washington Healthcare, Navy Federal Credit Union and Wegmans. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement implied. #RunWithTheMarines

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 85-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the '100 Best Companies to Work For' by FORTUNE magazine for 18 consecutive years, ranking #7 in 2015. The company also ranked #1 for Corporate Reputation, among the 100 'most-visible companies' nationwide in the 2014 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient (r) study.   

About Navy Federal Credit Union: Navy Federal Credit Union is the world's largest credit union with $68 billion in assets, 5.5 million members, 266 branches, and a workforce of over 12,000 employees worldwide. The credit union serves all Department of Defense and Coast Guard Active Duty, civilian, and contractor personnel and their families. For additional information about Navy Federal, visit www.navyfederal.org.



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