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Cherry Blossom Race honors Capitol Hill competition winners
WASHINGTON (7/6/09)--Markey’s Glacial Pacers from the office of U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) posted the best team time among the 29 teams competing in the Capitol Hill Competition of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Race.
Click to view larger image Members of the Markey’s Glacial Pacers team received the 2009 Capitol Hill Competition Cup from the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run's credit union sponsors. The group included, from left, Jennifer Wahlen, National Association of Federal Credit Unions; Charlie Mallon, Wright Patman Congressional FCU; team members Morgan Gray, Danielle Baussan, Ellen Connell, Mitch Robinson and Eben Burnham Snyder; Susan Enis of United States Senate FCU; and Pat Keefe of the Credit Union National Association. (Photo provided by CUNA)
House teams placing in the event included Arcuri’s Utica Club from the office of Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-N.Y.) and Fab Five from the office of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Senate teams placing in the event were Run Io-way with Me from the office of the Senate Agriculture Committee, FRENZI from the office of Sen. Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Sax In The City from the office of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). Capitol Hill Competition sponsors are the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU), and the two credit unions serving Capitol Hill: Wright Patman Congressional FCU and United States Senate FCU. The competition represents a “race within a race” for teams drawn from congressional offices. Overall, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run draws about 500 congressional staff and members of Congress. Credit Union Miracle Day Inc. sponsors the run, which raised $1 million for the Children’s Miracle Network in 2009.

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