109th Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race

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runners preparing for thanksgiving day race under starting line banner with participating company sponsors
A cold start to Thanksgiving Day did not deter more than 230 Western & Southern associates, family and friends from getting a running start on their holiday festivities at the 109th Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race 10K Run & Walk downtown.

Charities from across the region – including the Barrett Cancer Center, Goodwill and the Dragonfly Foundation – benefitted tremendously from our team’s involvement and that of nearly 13,000 other runners and walkers who braved the cold to participate in this year’s event.

The company also awarded the third annual Western & Southern Birds of a Feather Family Award to the Keating family, who lost their family patriarch, Bill Keating, to brain cancer last year.

Western & Southern has been the title sponsor of the Thanksgiving Day Race since 2013. "This is a wonderful Cincinnati tradition and just one more way we are all making Cincinnati great!" said John F. Barrett, Western & Southern president, chairman and chief executive officer.  

About the Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race
Founded in 1907, the Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day 10k walk and run is a Cincinnati treasure and tradition. It is one of the largest and oldest 10k races in the world and benefits many charities, including the Barrett Cancer Center, Goodwill and the Dragonfly Foundation. The race was voted one of the top “Turkey Trots” in America by Men’s Journal Magazine and the top 10k in the country by BibRave.

About Western & Southern Financial Group
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, and celebrating 130 years this year, Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. (Western & Southern), a Fortune 500 company, is now the parent company of a group of diversified financial services businesses. Its assets owned ($48 billion) and managed ($27 billion) totaled $75 billion as of Sept. 30, 2018. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its six life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company) maintain very strong financial ratings. Other member companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC; Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.;1 IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Peppertree Partners LLC;1 Touchstone Advisors, Inc.;1 Touchstone Securities, Inc.;2 W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.;2 and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. Find more information on the Western & Southern family of companies. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of six major community events every year, including the Western & Southern Open, a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world’s top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.

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