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Burke & Herbert Bank Announces Sponsorship of Inaugural Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon

Alexandria, VA – Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company announced today that it will be the Title Sponsor of the inaugural Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon, set for Sunday, September 19, 2010.

The destination half marathon is the first professional race to include the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge.  It will begin at the historic Mount Vernon home of George Washington in Alexandria, Virginia, proceed north on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac River and end at the Awakening Statue at National Harbor Resort in Maryland.  The 13.1-mile course will be USA Track & Field (USATF) certified.
“Burke & Herbert Bank is Northern Virginia’s hometown bank and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate our role in the community than to be the title sponsor of this terrific event,” said Scott McSween, president & chief operating officer of Burke & Herbert Bank. “A half marathon tests determination, endurance and strength – all key characteristics of our Bank which has served folks in our community since 1852. We are most honored to be the inaugural sponsor of what I know will be a wonderful event.”

The race will benefit six charities: the American Heart Association, Autism Speaks, Alice Ferguson Foundation, Child & Family Network Centers of Alexandria, Washington Area Women’s Foundation and Back on My Feet, in Washington, D.C.  To learn more about these organizations visit http://www.wilsonbridgehalf.com/charity.html.

“We are fortunate that years of careful planning and sound banking practices have put Burke & Herbert Bank in a position to sponsor a new tradition in Northern Virginia,” said Hunt Burke, chief executive officer. “We are proud to be of assistance to the worthy organizations serving the needs of our community. I am delighted that people will associate Burke & Herbert Bank with the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon.”

Steve Nearman, event founder and director said, “We are overjoyed that the Burke & Herbert Bank name will grace our half marathon.  Burke & Herbert Bank has set a very high standard for quality, service and satisfaction in banking and we hope to do the same in the race management business.”

For information about the race, visit www.wilsonbridgehalf.com or call Steve Nearman at 703-587-4321.

Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company, established in 1852, has served both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area longer than any other bank in the region.  Burke & Herbert Bank provides a full range of personal and business banking products and services including mortgages, business loans, trust services, 24-hour online banking (www.burkeandherbert.com) and mobile banking for customers on the go. The Bank operates over 20 branches in Northern Virginia along with its e-Branch which enables customers to open a checking or CD account online.  Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company, Member FDIC.

Trust products and services are not deposits, are not insured by the FDIC or any other government agency, are not guaranteed by the Bank and may lose value.