Compete to be a ‘Featured Runner’ in the ING New York City Marathon 2011

September 23, 2011 New York Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

ING Runner’s Nation, a Facebook-based interactive forum for runners to learn, engage and share stories, is hosting a contest for ING New York City Marathon 2011 runners to become an ING Runner’s Nation “Featured Runner.”  Six Featured Runners will be given ING Runner’s Nation running wear and a Flip HD video camera to upload videos, photos and blog posts about their training leading up to the marathon.  Fans of the ING Runner’s Nation will vote on their favorite featured runner.  During race week, one of the six selected runners will be chosen for a VIP race-day experience, including luxury transportation to and VIP tent access at the start village.

To enter, runners must upload a short video (3 minutes or less) explaining why they should be picked as one of six ING Featured Runners.  The contest runs now through October 3.  In order to be eligible for this contest, runners must be a registered entrant in the ING New York City Marathon 2011, which will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.  Check out the ING Runner’s Nation fan page to enter and get more details: www.facebook.com/INGRunnersNation.

For inquiries:

Phil Margolis                                                                                        

ING                                                                                                                                   

Office: 860-580-2676                                                                                         

Cell:  860-805-7642                                                                           

phil.margolis@us.ing.com

About ING

ING U.S. is a part of Dutch-based ING Groep N.V.  In the U.S., the ING (NYSE: ING) family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits and financial planning. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves approximately 15 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit ing.us.

New York Road Runners

Headquartered in New York City, New York Road Runners is dedicated to advancing the sport of running, enhancing health and fitness for all, and meeting our community’s needs. Our goal is to use the expertise acquired in our 52-year history to empower all people to live fitter, healthier lives through participation in our races, community events, instruction and training resources, and youth programs. Our races and other events draw more than 300,000 people each year. The ING New York City Marathon, NYRR’s premier event, is the largest and most inclusive marathon in the world, attracting the world’s top professional runners every year and raising $30.8 million for charity in 2010. NYRR’s running-based youth programs, which currently serve more than 100,000 children in hundreds of schools and community centers, promote children’s health and fitness, character development, and personal achievement in underserved communities. For more information, visit www.nyrr.org.

The ING New York City Marathon

The premier event of New York Road Runners, the ING New York City Marathon is one of the world’s great road races, drawing some 140,000 applicants. The race attracts many world-class professional athletes, not only for the $650,000 in prize money, but also for the chance to excel in the media capital of the world before 2 million cheering spectators and a worldwide broadcast reach of 330 million. As any one of the more than 875,000 past participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the great thrills of a lifetime. For more information, visit www.ingnycmarathon.org.