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Amica to be presenting sponsor of Lady Speed Stick Women's Half Marathon

03/19/2012

LINCOLN, RI – Amica Insurance has signed on to be presenting sponsor of the Lady Speed Stick® Women’s Half Marathon to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure® held in Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ, on Nov. 4.

The event draws women from all over the country and boasts a one-of-a-kind, patent-pending finisher’s medal with removable charm, a designer goodie bag and an incredible two-day health and fitness expo.

More than 5,000 women are expected to register for this year’s event and more than 18,000 are anticipated to join the weekend festivities.

“Amica Insurance is thrilled to partner with Lady Speed Stick® Women’s Half Marathon-Arizona as presenting sponsor,” said Michael Valluzzo, sales and client services manager in Amica’s Phoenix office.

“We’re especially excited to show off the beautiful cities of Scottsdale and Tempe to thousands of runners and their families. Sponsoring the Lady Speed Stick® Women’s Half Marathon is an important part of our initiative to promote health and wellness.”

Amica also will sponsor the “Inspiration Station” at the two-day health and fitness expo.

Dawna Stone, Lady Speed Stick® Women’s Half Marathon president and founder, said, “I’m thrilled to have the Lady Speed Stick® Women’s Half Marathon affiliated with such a well-known and highly respected company as Amica Insurance. Amica’s goal of promoting health and wellness is perfectly aligned with the goal of our event.”

The Lady Speed Stick® Women’s Half Marathon starts in charming Old Town Scottsdale. The scenic, walker-friendly course winds south along the Arizona Canal and is adjacent to Papago Park. The race finishes in beautiful Tempe Beach Park and is followed with an unforgettable lakefront party.

Women who are not ready to do the half marathon distance can choose to take part in the Women’s Running Magazine 5k, a 3.1-mile course. Both the half marathon and the 5k are designed to be extremely walker-friendly. Participants can maintain an 18-minute-per-mile pace and still finish within the time limit.

The DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort will host the two-day health and fitness expo and will serve as one of the event’s host hotels along with Tempe Mission Palms. The expo will take place on the Friday and Saturday prior to the Sunday race day.

About Lady Speed Stick® Women’s Half Marathon Series:

The Lady Speed Stick® Women’s Half Marathon Series is the nation’s largest women’s half marathon series. Four 2012 events in Bloomington, Minn. (Aug. 26), Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 22), Scottsdale/Tempe, Ariz. (Nov. 4), and St. Petersburg, Fla. (Nov. 18) are expected to host over 20,000 total participants. All events in the series begin with a two-day health and fitness expo and finish with an outdoor party complete with food, music and white linen tablecloths. Each event also includes a 5k run/walk. For more information, please visit womenshalfmarathon.com or facebook.com/womenshalfmarathon. To learn more about Women’s Running magazine, visit womensrunning.com.

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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