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Louisville Triple Crown of Running



Louisville Triple Crown of Running℠ donates more than $190,000 to the WHAS Crusade for Children

2013 is a milestone year for presenting sponsor Novo Nordisk, the Crusade and the Anthem 5K

Louisville, Kentucky (May 28, 2013) - In celebration of the 60th Annual Crusade For Children Benefit on June 1-2, the Louisville Triple Crown of Running will donate a record $190,126 to improve the lives of special needs children.

The race series, officially presented by Novo Nordisk for the 10th consecutive year, consists of three road races of varying distances. Nearly 30,000 runners participated in all three races, resulting in a record donation to the Crusade. Since 2002, the Louisville Triple Crown of Running has contributed more than $1.22 million to the WHAS Crusade for Children.

"It is exciting to think of the number of lives that have been improved as a result of the Louisville Triple Crown, with every dollar directly helping children with special needs throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana," said Dawn Lee, Crusade for Children CEO. "As we celebrate our 60th Crusade, we congratulate and thank the dedicated team of individuals who work year-round to make the Louisville Triple Crown of Running such a huge success."

Representatives of the Triple Crown and Novo Nordisk will present the check at the WHAS Crusade for Children Benefit on Saturday evening, June 1, at the Kentucky Center for the Arts Bomhard Theatre.

"2013 is a year of milestones. It was the 10th running of the Anthem 5K; additionally, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is celebrating its 75th anniversary of serving Kentucky," said Bruce Richmond, Race Director for the Anthem 5K. "In recognition of our 75 years in Kentucky, we are pleased to donate $75,000 to the Crusade for Children."

The 2013 proceeds, by event, include:

Anthem 5K Fitness Classic 5K (March 9, 2013): $75,000
Rodes City Run 10K (March 23, 2013): $55,000
Papa John's 10 Miler (April 6, 2013): $56,000
Participant contributions on behalf of the LTCOR: $4,126

Along with Novo Nordisk, additional in-kind sponsors are Gatorade, LEO, WHAS-TV11, Thrifty Truck Rental, ValuMarket, YMCA of Greater Louisville, Waste Management, Louisville Water Company, Jewish Sports Medicine, Panera Bread, Summit Media (Lite 106.9, 107.7 The Eagle and Q103.1), Heine Brothers Coffee, Fleet Feet Sports, BB&T, Rumpke, Louisville Stoneware, CBS Outdoor, Swope Fiat, Chick-fil-A, Fast Signs and Sun Tan City.

For additional information on the Triple Crown series, please go to www.louisvilletriplecrown.com.

Contact Information:
Bruce Richmond
Race Director
Anthem 5K Fitness Classic
Fred Teale
Race Director
Rodes City Run
Rene' Kesterson
Race Director
Papa John's 10 Miler
Dawn Lee
President & CEO
WHAS Crusade for Children