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Redskins Salute Partners with Marine Corps Marathon

October 21, 2015 – Reston, VA – The Washington Redskins’ official military appreciation club, Redskins Salute, and the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) announce their proud partnership. The Marine Corps Marathon is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the MCM Weekend of events from Friday, Oct. 23 – Sunday, Oct. 25. Over 30,000 runners are expected to participate in the events with many more cheering them on and attending various activities.

Redskins Salute in association with Washington Redskins partner, Knight Point Systems, will be activating at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, Oct. 23 and the MCM Kids Run on Saturday, Oct. 24. The Health & Fitness Expo is open with over 100,000 expected to attend, including participants, their families, volunteers and the general public on both Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Walter E. Convention Center. The Expo showcases hundreds of exhibitors featuring the latest running gear, nutritious options, recovery products, technology, exercise equipment, food and much more.

The MCM Kids Run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Pentagon North Parking lot. Over 3,600 children, ages 5-12 will be participating in this one mile event. Parents, families and runners are invited to visit Camp Miles, a free all-day activity area featuring interactive challenges and games focusing on health and fitness.

Marine Corps Marathon wraps up the weekend with the 40th anniversary running of the event on Sunday, Oct. 25. Registered participants will embark on the historical 26.2 mile journey starting at 7:55 a.m. Coordinated by 2,300 Marines and Sailors, the MCM is nicknamed the “Marathon of the Monuments” as it offers a scenic route through the national monuments from Arlington, Va. to the Washington, D.C. area and ends the finish line at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

Redskins Salute offers free events and programs designed to address needs in the areas of education, family services, health and wellness and post-service job creation. Eligibility for Redskins Salute includes all active- duty military, members of the National Guard and Reserves and military veterans from all branches in the U.S. military as well as their family members. Eligible service members and their families can join free of charge by visiting www.redskinssalute.com.

ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with nine others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, “Hail to the Redskins.” The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snyder since 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.

ABOUT REDSKINS SALUTE: Under the leadership of owner Dan Snyder, the Washington Redskins created Redskins Salute to amplify the team’s decade-long military appreciation initiatives into one comprehensive, year-round platform. Launched in partnership with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro), Redskins Salute is a free community providing a platform for fans to serve, support, thank and connect with military community.

ABOUT MARINE CORPS MARATHON: The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is voted “Best Marathon” and “Best Marathon for Spectators.” The MCM honors the dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of its participants. Also known as “The People’s Marathon,” runners from all walks of life participate in the MCM, the largest marathon not to offer prize money. The 40th MCM, on October 25, 2015 in Arlington, VA, is sponsored by Arlington County, Brooks, GEICO and Hyundai. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. #RunWithTheMarines

ABOUT KNIGHT POINT SYSTEMS: Knight Point Systems (KPS), a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business, was founded in 2005 to address the IT and infrastructure challenges facing Federal government agencies. Since that time, KPS has established itself as one of the fastest growing providers of technology and consulting services across Federal government, State and Local government, and commercial enterprises. Our staff maintains expertise spanning a wide spectrum of IT management, technology, and service solutions with a focus on Cyber Security, Infrastructure Solutions, Application Services, IT Service Management, IT Strategic Planning, and Program Management. KPS is a Cisco Gold Partner and is appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 2. Through the International Organization for Standardization, KPS holds an ISO 20000-1:2011 certification for Information Technology Service Management and ISO 27001:2005 certification for Information Security Management System. KPS has been repeatedly recognized as one of the elite in the field. The company was named to Inc. Magazine’s “The Build 100”, designating the Unites States’ Strongest and Most Strategic Growth Firms. KPS has also been recognized on Inc. Magazine’s “Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies” in 2012, 2013, and 2014. The Washington Post recognized KPS on their 2014 “Top Work Places – Small Employers” list. KPS has been named as the #1 best place to work in Virginia, by Virginia Business magazine, in our respective category for the fourth consecutive year.

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