Affresh™ Cleaners Launches Training Challenge For Chance To Win A Spot In Bank Of America Chicago Marathon
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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- How fast does someone have to be to leave someone else in the dust? Affresh™ Cleaners is looking to find the answer by giving athletes a second chance to win an entry into the sold out 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

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Today, affresh™ Cleaners launches the "Who Do You Leave in the Dust?" challenge allowing runners to enter for another chance to compete in this fall's race. Runners can visit to enter the first round of the contest from now until June 17.

The affresh™ Cleaners team will select at random 50 participants from the eligible entrants to be part of an exclusive six week challenge from June 25Aug. 6. Over these six weeks, affresh™ Cleaners will track the runner's progress online, selecting the top three winners to run for the charity of their choice in the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The remaining 12 winners will be randomly selected from the participant pool. One lucky U.S. resident Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two to Chicago for the race weekend.

As an official sponsor of the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, affresh® Washer cleaner helps runners leave their smelly washers in the dust. Athletes spend a lot of time in their workout gear, and when cleaning their athletic wear, they rely on their washing machine to go that extra mile. 

On race day, affresh™ Cleaners will track the top 3 runners and donate $1 to the charity of their choice for every person that runner leaves in the dust up to $5,000.

Affresh® Washer cleaner helps keep washers running at peak performance and smelling fresh by reducing or removing odor-causing residue that can accumulate in washing machines, particularly when too much or the wrong type of detergent is used, or when they're not properly maintained and cleaned on a regular basis.

Affresh™ Cleaners will be on-site at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo and 27th Mile Post-Race Party from October 5-7, 2012. 

About affresh Cleaners
The affresh® brand of products are formulated to help keep appliances operating at peak performance, when used in conjunction with a regular maintenance routine as indicated in the appliance's Use & Care Guide. First introduced in 2007, the product portfolio has evolved to include washer cleaners, dishwashers and garbage disposal cleaner, and a new line of cleaners designed to help clean everyday kitchen food spills and stuck on residue. Affresh™ Cleaners are owned and distributed by Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2011, 68,000 employees, and 66 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. Affresh™ cleaners can be found at Wal-Mart, Target, Lowes, Home Depot, and other local retailers. For more, visit

About the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
In its 35th year and a member of the World Marathon Majors, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon annually attracts 45,000 participants, including a world-class elite runner and wheelchair field, and an estimated 1.7 million spectators. As a result of its national and international draw, each year, the iconic race assists in raising millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes while generating $170 million in economic impact to its host city according to a report by the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign's Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (R.E.A.L.). The 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will start and finish in Chicago's Grant Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 7. In advance of the race, a two-day Health & Fitness Expo will be held at McCormick Place Convention Center on Friday, October 5, and Saturday, October 6.

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