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Amica Marathon raises $10,000 for Ronald McDonald House


LINCOLN, RI – The 2011 Amica Marathon raised $10,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Providence, according to Eident Sports Marketing.

“We are extremely grateful to receive this generous support from the Amica Marathon,” said Michael Fantom, CEO of the Ronald McDonald House of Providence. “Support from the community permits the (Ronald McDonald) House to provide programs that allow families to spend additional time with a sick child, help ease financial burdens, provide a sense of normalcy and keep families together during times of medical crisis.”

The nonprofit Ronald McDonald House of Providence provides programs that directly improve the health and well-being of hospitalized children and their families. Since its doors opened more than 20 years ago, it has served as a temporary home for thousands of families whose children received medical care for premature birth, serious injury, illness or surgery

Nearly 5,000 runners participated in the 2011 Amica Marathon in Newport. It included the Amica Marathon, the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon and a 5K. Runners ranged in age from 14 to 80 and came from as far as Australia to compete in the event, which showcased the City by the Sea.

Charles Engle, 40, was the winner at the 2011 Amica Marathon. Engle, of Coos Bay, OR, completed the scenic 26.2-mile course in 2:36:51. Rachel Sweet, 26, of Rochester, NY, was the top female. She recorded her first-ever marathon victory a winning time of 3:05:44.

The 2012 Amica Marathon is slated for Oct. 13 and 14. The weekend-long event will feature the Amica Marathon, UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon and a 5k. To register for the 2012 Amica Marathon or for additional information, visit

About Amica

Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the nation's oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, with corporate headquarters in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,100 people in 40 offices across the country.

CONTACT:Vince Burks, Corporate Communications, 50 Amica Way,

Lincoln, RI 02865-1155, 800-652-6422, ext. 24563

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