FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SunTrust Bank to Retain Title Sponsorship of National Marathon
Special In- Store Promotion celebrates the continued commitment
to this premier sporting event
WASHINGTON, D.C. – SunTrust Banks, Inc., already in its second year as
title sponsor of the National Marathon, will sponsor the District's annual
springtime event for three more years taking the partnership to 2011. The
4th Annual SunTrust National Marathon & Half Marathon, scheduled for March
21, 2009, is produced by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance and is the
only marathon run entirely within the District of Columbia.
The National Marathon provides local SunTrust employees with the
opportunity to take part in race-related volunteer and team building
activities. SunTrust aims to encourage runners via water stations, course
motivation sections, and finish line festivities.
"As a dedicated bank to the Greater Washington/Maryland region, we
encourage the mission set forth by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance.
We are excited to, once again, be the foremost supporter of what we
consider Washington D.C.'s local marathon," says Scott Wilfong, Chairman,
President and CEO of SunTrust Bank, Greater Washington/Maryland.
SunTrust Bank, Inc. is one of the nation's largest commercial banking
organizations with more than 1600 locations in the Southeast and
Mid-Atlantic regions, over 270 of which are located within the Greater
"We are so grateful to SunTrust for their continuous support and community
involvement," says Robert Sweeney, President of the Greater Washington
Sports Alliance. "They have given so much of their time, energy and
resources to make our region a much better place."
To mark this continued commitment to the National Marathon and the Greater
Washington community, SunTrust will launch an in-store promotion in all
Greater Washington /Maryland regional branches. Walk in to any location,
sign up for the 2009 marathon or half marathon and receive a $10 discount
off registration. This offer, which will run from February 1 to March 1,
gives participants a special opportunity to join a field of 8,000 runners
which will include Washington D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty.
For more information on the SunTrust National Marathon, visit
www.NationalMarathon.com or www.gwsportsalliance.com.