11/15/2010, Rocky Hill, Conn.




Name Mary DiLeo
  Corporate Communications North America
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Henkel Sponsors First “Little Manchester Road Race” for Kids on November 20

Henkel Corporation is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Little Manchester Road Race, a miniature version of the famed Manchester Road Race just for kids, on Saturday, November 20, 2010.  The event is open to children ages 12 and under and begins at 10:00 a.m. at the soccer fields at Bennet Academy, 1151 Main Street in Manchester, Conn.

The Little Manchester Road Race will feature three separate races: ½ mile, 1 mile, and 2 miles. Finishers will receive a t-shirt, race number, medal, post-race treats, and Henkel frisbees.  To pre-register for this free event, go to www.ManchesterRoadRace.com.  Kids can also register on race day at Bennet Academy from 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.  Registration is limited to the first 300 children.

“We’re glad to sponsor this first Little Manchester Road Race and are looking forward to cheering on the kids,” said Jeff Piccolomini, President of Henkel of America.  “Our company supports programs to promote youth fitness and our 2010 contest, ‘Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit,’ will award a winning school $25,000 to improve their physical education programs. When we were approached about sponsoring the Little Manchester Road Race, it was a natural fit.”

The Little Manchester Road Race will take place in conjunction with the Manchester Road Race Sports and Fitness Expo, which will be held at Bennet Academy from 8:00 am to 11:00 am on the same day, Saturday, November 20.  Adult runners can register for the Manchester Road Race, visit vendor exhibits, and run the course to get a preview of the route.  Henkel will have a table at the Expo with samples of new Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets and coupons for Dial® NutriSkin body wash and Right Guard® antiperspirant.

Henkel in North America:
Henkel, with North American headquarters in Rocky Hill, Conn., markets a wide range of well-known consumer and industrial brands, including Loctite® adhesives, Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, Right Guard® antiperspirants, and got2b® hair gels.

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 50,000 people and reported sales of $18.86 billion and adjusted operating profit of $1.84 billion in fiscal 2009. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.