NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 1,100 runners and walkers pounded the pavement in the name of good health Saturday in the sixth annual 5K fun run hosted by Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) HealthWaves wellness program at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS).
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"The 5K is a fun event that encourages families, friends and co-workers to get out and do something active together," said Brady Goggin, HealthWaves' program coordinator.The 5K started at Victory Landing Park near the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding and Carrier Integration Center (VASCIC) and went north on West Avenue to 35 th Street. From 35 th Street participants crossed over to Washington Avenue and proceeded north to 50 th Street before returning to cross the finish line at Victory Landing Park. The wellness event was open to HII employees and their families. NNS' engineering and design team took home the Shipbuilder 5K Challenge Cup, which is given to the shipyard division that produces the most event participants. Trophies were also presented to the top three male and female finishers. Winners in the male category were Chuck Love, Colin Meigs and Evan Danz. Female finishers in the top three were Shameia Rogers, Whitney Dunning and Amanda Brelsford. Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy. For more information about HII, visit:
- HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com
- HII on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HuntingtonIngallsIndustries
- HII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustries
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