NAMA Women Of The Industry To Host Fun Run At CTW

Aug. 25, 2015

CHICAGO – August 24, 2015 – NAMA announced today that its Women of the Industry (WIN) group will host a 4k Fun Run during this year’s Coffee Tea & Water show in Washington, D.C., November 2-4.

The WIN Fun Run/Walk, to be held Tuesday, November 3rd from 6:30am-8:00am, is a first for the industry. Honorary Co-Chairs Emily Jed of Vending Times and Emily Refermat of Automatic Merchandiser will kick off the race at the start line. For more information and to register, visit

“WIN is proud to present the inaugural WIN Fun Run/Walk,” said Heidi Chico, NAMA Board Member, President of The Wittern Group and Chair of the WIN Fun Run/Walk. “As female industry leaders, WIN believes in spreading awareness on health and nutrition issues, including consumer choice and better for your options. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go towards the NAMA Foundation to benefit NAMA’s signature FitPick® nutrition program,” she continued.

“We encourage walkers, runners and volunteers of all levels to join us for a fun and healthy way to start the day at CTW!”

“This event underscores our industry’s commitment to health and wellness and to being part of the nutrition solution,” said Roni Moore, NAMA Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. “This year marks FitPick’s 10th anniversary and as micro markets and other channels continue to innovate and expand, so will the program. We are grateful to have the support of WIN, the Foundation and race participants, so that we can continue to develop FitPick tools to meet the needs of our members and industry consumers,” she concluded.

Hear more about the race from Fun Run Chair Heidi Chico in a short video here:

Register by October 15 to ensure receiving a T-shirt. On race day, t-shirts will be available while supplies last. The race begins and ends at The Gaylord National Resort. The rain date for the event is Wednesday, November 4, start time of 6:30 am.

Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. vending and refreshment service industry.  With more than 1250 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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