Nationwide Insurance to sponsor 5 km at US National Road Racing Championships

Nationwide Insurance to sponsor 5 km at US National Road Racing Championships

Provided by USATF

INDIANAPOLIS — Nationwide Insurance has signed on as the title sponsor of the Nationwide Insurance Community 5 km, a run/walk held in conjunction with the inaugural .US National Road Racing Championships, USA Track & Field announced Tuesday.

The .US National Road Racing Championships and Nationwide Insurance Community 5 km will be held Nov. 17 in Alexandria, Va. Nationwide Insurance joins .US, Nike, BMW, Gatorade, ChronoTrack, Pacers Running Stores, Visit Alexandria, Team Red, White & Blue, the Alexandria Police Foundation, Burke & Herbert Bank and St. Vincent Sports Performance as sponsors of the race.

As part of the agreement, Nationwide Insurance will brand the 5 km race course and have prominent placement in the race festival and awards ceremonies held in Oronoco Bay Park.

“USATF is pleased to have the Nationwide Insurance Community 5 km at the .US Championships,” USATF CEO Max Siegel said. “Nationwide joins a select group of partners that is sure to enhance the runner experience in Alexandria.”

Nationwide’s commitment to the .US National Road Racing Championships extends an already robust relationship with USATF. Nationwide has served as an Affinity Partner of USATF’s membership program, providing discounts to USATF members and has been actively involved in USATF’s Annual Meeting and other programmatic activations.

“Nationwide Insurance is pleased to help USATF and .US launch this new road-racing property,” said Drew Dickinson, Mid West Regional Vice President. “We are committed to helping Americans improve their quality of life, health and fitness. Expanding our partnership with USATF in this way is a great opportunity to do just that on a platform that engages active Americans of all abilities.”

The culminating event of USATF’s USA Running Circuit and USATF’s flagship road race, featuring $100,000 in prize money, the .US National Road Racing Championships offers an opportunity for everyone to test their limits and enjoy a scenic run through historic Alexandria. In addition to the Nationwide Insurance Community 5 km, the event features the USA Masters Championships for over-40 runners, a community 12 km and half-mile kids’ run.

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About USA Track & Field

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit

About Nationwide

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides customers a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, pet, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and specialty health services. For more information, visit

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About .US

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Susan Hazzard