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Fri May 17, 2013

Leave Your Public Radio Voice at Home: NPR Runners Sprint With Spirit

Who says people in public radio can't make some noise? On Wednesday, some members of the NPR staff showed their vocal chops by cheering on fellow teammates at the ACLI Capital Challenge, a three-mile run for charity held in Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia Park.

Joining forces with other staff in media and government for the annual race, NPR made sure its presence was both seen and heard with 50 NPR runners on 10 teams, the most from a single group. In honor of their extra gusto, the NPR runners were awarded 'Best Spirit'. Here's to three (very loud) cheers for Team NPR.

Some runners touted both spirit and speed: The NPR Science Desk clocked in the fastest male and female on-air journalists with Correspondent Jon Hamilton (19:12) and Producer Lulu Miller (22:56). Off-air, NPR Music's A Blog Supreme Host Patrick Jarenwattananon was the fastest runner on Team NPR, finishing at an impressive 18:48 minutes. NPR's efforts were also rewarded with a 2nd place finish in the Electronic Media category. Kudos to 'North Capitol Challengers': Jarenwattananon, Hamilton, Javaun Moradi, Shirish Date and Becky Hersher.

Flip through the slideshow below to see a few spirited moments from the race:

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