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Acadia Insurance Sponsors First Annual "Run the Brook 5K & Fun Run"

Westbrook Community encouraged to participate and support two local causes

WESTBROOK, Maine (May 30, 2012) – To continue its ongoing commitment of support to the communities in which it serves, Acadia Insurance is sponsoring the First Annual “Run the ‘Brook 5K & Fun Run” as part of Westbrook Together Days, a two-day festival for residents of all ages, on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 8:00 a.m.

“Acadia is proud to be the sponsoring organization of this fun event that brings all community members together for two meaningful causes,” said Doug Nelson, President, Acadia Insurance.  “All of our charitable activities directly align with our giving strategy, which focuses on strengthening the local communities in the areas of health, education, well-being and the arts.”

Acadia recently presented a check of $2,500 to Matt Lamontagne, Chair, Run the ‘Brook 5K, and Warren Lain, President, Westbrook Community Chamber prior to the event.  The total money raised by all participants and sponsoring organizations will benefit Westbrook’s Food Pantry and Westbrook Firefighter, Lisa MacVane, who is battling an illness.

“We are very thankful to Acadia Insurance for their immediate support of the Run the ‘Brook 5K and Fun Run,” said Lamontagne.  “To-date, we already have over 100 registrants in our first year and look forward to having Run the ‘Brook be a special part of Westbrook Together Days for years to come.”

The Run the ‘Brook 5K will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, rain or shine, at Dunn Street at the River Bank Park in Westbrook starting with a Fun Run for children and followed by the 5K Walk & Run at 8:30 a.m.  Westbrook Together Days is a city wide event that brings businesses and citizens together to volunteer their time for a worthy community cause. 

For more information on the “Run the ‘Brook 5K & Fun Run,” please visit www.runthebrook.com.  To learn more about Acadia Insurance, please visit www.acadiainsurance.com.

About Acadia Insurance

Acadia Insurance Group is a regional company offering commercial and specialty property casualty insurance coverages through independent insurance agents with local offices in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.  Rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best, Acadia Insurance is a subsidiary of W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB), one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers, and one of the 50 largest diversified financial companies in the United States.  Please visit www.acadiainsurance.com.