Registration For Verizon Wireless Corporate Classic Underway

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Registration is now open for the second annual Verizon Wireless Corporate Classic, New Jersey's premier summer fitness event for corporate teams and individuals. The 5K corporate race will be held in downtown Morristown on Thursday evening, July 19, 2007, with proceeds benefiting Jersey Battered Women's Service.

The Verizon Wireless Corporate Classic offers an evening of fun for anyone interested in fitness, from corporate teams to individual runners and walkers, including students, area residents and their friends and families.

"We expect to draw some of the state's fastest competitive runners," said Mark Monteyne, head coach at Verizon, "but the event is really about fitness and fun for everyone — racers, joggers, walkers and their fans."

For the past 18 years, Morristown has hosted an annual footrace for employee teams from New Jersey corporations. Last year, Verizon Wireless sponsored the event for the first time. "Employee health and wellness is important to us, so we are pleased to continue this tradition," Monteyne said.

Registration for the Verizon Wireless Corporate Classic is available online at or by calling 973-898-9386.

Jersey Battered Women's Service, beneficiary of the race again this year, is a non-profit organization in Morris County that provides a range of life-saving and life-rebuilding services to victims of domestic violence and their families. Verizon Wireless and the Verizon Foundation support programs aimed at domestic violence awareness and prevention. Through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program, the company recycles and donates wireless phones and service to victims, and provides financial grants to non-profit domestic violence advocacy agencies.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 60.7 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 66,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at