PASCAGOULA, Miss., Sept. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division will host the company's third annual "5K on the Causeway" on Saturday, Sept. 20. The race will take place on the causeway to Singing River Island, and all proceeds will go to benefit Special Olympics of Mississippi.
"We've had a tremendous response for our first two races, and we expect an even bigger turnout for this one," said Edmond Hughes, Ingalls' vice president of human resources and administration. "Our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees. This race is a family-oriented event that promotes a fit and healthier lifestyle. Whether the participants and their families walk or run, it doesn't matter. It's a great event that everyone will enjoy."
After the 5K begins at 9 a.m., there will be a one-mile Fun Run at 10 a.m. Following the race, there will be a family party with free food and drinks, live music from 228 Rewind and entertainment from the Saintsations. There will also be activities for kids, including inflatable jumps, clowns, face painting and door prizes. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a medallion hand-painted by Special Olympic athletes.
Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and manages the life-cycle of the most complex nuclear and conventionally-powered ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII also provides engineering and project management services expertise to the commercial energy industry, the Department of Energy and other government customers. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit>