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Posted: February 14, 2013  

Athletics: MedStar Health Named Official Medical Team of Rock 'n' Roll USA

Largest healthcare system in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region to provide staff, medical supplies for 2013 race; Rock 'n' Roll USA returns Saturday, March 16 with more than 25,000 runners; Race is headed toward a sell-out, register at RunRocknRoll.com

Washington, D.C. -- February 14, 2013 -- Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, has announced a new partnership with MedStar Health, based in Columbia, Maryland. MedStar Health will serve as the Official Medical Team of the 2013 Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst Rock 'n' Roll USA Half Marathon, set to take place Saturday, March 16, 2013.

"MedStar Health is proud to partner with the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, said Jean Hitchcock, vice president of Public Affairs and Marketing. We are known for our expertise in sports medicine and orthopaedics. It was a natural fit for us to partner with the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon."

The race debuted in 2012 and will return with more than 25,000 runners, touring 13.1 or 26.2 miles through the heart of the nation's capital. Live bands mark each mile with motivating music, along with enthusiastic cheerleaders and thousands of spectators joining the fun.

The only marathon to run entirely in Washington, D.C., runners will experience downtown D.C., the city's quaint neighborhoods and historic sites such as Union Station and the National Mall with a view of the White House, and along the Anacostia River.

MedStar Health is the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington D.C., region, with 10 hospitals and thousands of physicians and associates serving patients. On race day, MedStar will staff medical stations along the race route and also provide medical supplies to runners.

"We're thrilled to have the support and expertise of MedStar Health assisting us on race day," said Adam Zocks, Vice President of CGI, director of the event. "As a local leader in healthcare, their partnership is a great value and resource as we all work together to provide our runners with the safest and most enjoyable race day experience possible."

To register or learn more about the Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst Rock 'n' Roll USA Half Marathon, please visit Competitor.com. Information on MedStar Health's services can be found online at MedStarHealth.org.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care. As the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MedStar's 10 hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute and a comprehensive scope of health-related organizations are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. MedStar has one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country, training more than 1,100 medical residents annually, and is the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University. MedStar Health is a $4.5 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system based in Columbia, Maryland, and one of the largest employers in the region. Its almost 30,000 associates and 6,000 affiliated physicians all support MedStar Health's Patient First philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service.

About Rock 'n' Roll USA

A Competitor event, the Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst Rock 'n' Roll USA Half Marathon is set for Saturday, March 16, 2013. The race features live bands and cheerleaders interspersed with themed water stations along each mile of the scenic course. A free two-day Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race weekend, featuring more than one hundred fitness retailers, exhibits, free samples and interactive clinics. The event concludes with a finish line celebration and headliner concert at RFK Stadium. For more information about Rock 'n' Roll USA, please visit Competitor.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.


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