First Lady Michelle Obama, The Hon. Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Distinguished List of “Power Women” Invited by Generations Bank to Attend Right to Run 19K/5K

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Iconic race will celebrate 19th amendment with proceeds slated to support National Women’s Hall of Fame

Generations Bank, organizing sponsor of the first ever Women’s Right to Run, today unveiled an unprecedented invitation list of international “power women” who are being encouraged to attend the upcoming Women’s Right to Run 19K/5K in historic Seneca Falls—birthplace of the women’s rights movement.

The Women’s Right to Run 19K/5K celebrates the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Seneca Falls was the site of the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848. This fitting tribute race will benefit the National Women’s Hall of Fame’s capital campaign, which is raising funds to rehabilitate the former Seneca Falls Knitting Mill into its future home, The Center for Great Women.

Leading the marquee invite list is First Lady Michelle Obama, the Hon. Hillary Clinton and Ms. Oprah Winfrey. An additional 50+ high powered female leaders, CEOs, actresses, athletes and advocates are also being invited. Special guests may participate in the race through running, walking or as an honorary starter.

“As we join together to celebrate female empowerment and how far we’ve come since the 19th amendment was signed, we’re extending the invitation to many of the women who continue to fight for progress and serve as an inspiration to all,” said Katie MacIntyre, AVP – Marketing Officer, Generations Bank. “The race for equal rights is never really over, but we continue to make great strides and these women are shining examples of that effort.”

The distinguished invitee list includes:

First Lady Michelle Obama
The Honrable Hillary Clinton
Dr. Jill Biden
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul
Oprah Winfrey
Abby Wambach
Abigail Johnson
Alanis Morissette
Alicia Keys
Amy Poehler
Angelina Jolie
Arianna Huffington
Barbara Walters
Beyonce
Christy Turlington Burns
Diane von Furstenberg
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen Kullman
Ellie Goulding
Emma Watson
Female Members of U.S. Senate
Female Members of U.S. Congress
Female NYS Assembly members
Female NYS Senators
Ginni Rometty
Gwyneth Paltrow
Heidi Klum
Indigo Girls
Indra Nooyi
Irene Rosenfeld
Janet Yellen
Jean Chatzky
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Lawrence
Jessica Alba
Kathryn Smith (Buffalo Bills)
Katie Couric
Katy Perry
Kerry Washington
Kim Pegula
Kristen Wiig
Lena Dunham
Loretta Lynch
Madonna
Marillyn Hewson
Marissa Mayer
Mary Barra
Meg Whitman
Melinda Gates
Meryl Streep
Nancy Pelosi
Natalie Morales
Olivia Wilde
Pink
Reese Witherspoon
Renee Zellweger
Ruth Porat
Safra Catz
Sarah Palin
Sarah Thomas (NFL)
Savannah Guthrie
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Sandberg
Stency & Colleen Wegman
Susan Wojcicki
Taylor Swift
Ursula Burns
Violet Palmer (NBA)

The inaugural run is a partner event for 261 Fearless, Inc., a global community of female runners and walkers founded by Kathrine Switzer. Switzer, who made history as the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry in 1967, is the national spokesperson for the run.

The Women’s Right to Run race is open to men and women and will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Seneca Falls, New York. Runners have the option of registering to run a 5K or 19K, both of which will be USATF (USA Track & Field) certified.

Details about race registration and course maps can be found at righttorun19k.org.

About Generations Bank
Generations Bank has partnered with businesses and residents in the Northern Finger Lakes region since its founding in 1870, while maintaining a strong commitment to each and every community in which it operates. The bank is headquartered in Seneca Falls and serves customers from nine retail locations in Seneca Falls, Auburn, Waterloo, Geneva, Union Springs, Phelps and Farmington. Generations was named to CNY Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2015. The bank is the organizing sponsor for the Inaugural Women’s Right to Run 19K/5K running event on May 7, 2016 which benefits the transformation of the Seneca Knitting Mill for the National Women’s Hall of Fame. For more information, visit righttorun19k.org.

In addition to traditional business and consumer deposit services, Generations Bank focuses on residential mortgages, as well as manufactured home, automobile, home equity, commercial, non-residential real estate and construction loans. The organization also serves the broader needs of the Finger Lakes area through its insurance business, Generations Agency (formerly Royce & Rosenkrans) and financial planning and brokerage services offered by Generations Investment Services. For more information, visit MyGenBank.com.

About 261 Fearless, Inc.
261 Fearless, Inc. is a global non-profit organization created by pioneer runner, Kathrine Switzer. 261 Fearless uses running as a vehicle to empower and unite women globally through the creation of communication platforms, clubs, training opportunities, ambassadors, merchandising and events. Through these networking opportunities, 261 Fearless breaks down the barriers of geography and creates a global community for women runners of all abilities to support and talk to each other, encouraging healthy living and a positive sense of self and fearlessness.  For more information please visit, http://www.261fearless.org

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