Ready, set, go! Navient announces Ladders & Laces 5K Run/Walk to support Hanover Township Fire Department

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Jan. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Unusually crowded gyms are a hallmark at the start of every new year, as many people make their resolutions for a more fit-friendly, health-conscious year ahead. Now is the time to lace up sneakers and slip on sweat bands. In order to help support local residents’ new 2016 fitness routine and the construction of a new firehouse for the Hanover Township Fire Department, Navient has announced its first Ladders & Laces 5K race to be held on Sunday, April 3.

“The Hanover Township Fire Department has always been there for our community in times of need,” said Lisa Stashik, vice president, Navient. “We are extremely grateful for the firefighters in our area, and this is our way of returning the favor through a day filled with fun and exercise for the whole community.”

In addition to the 5K, Navient, the nation’s leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, will also host its popular Jeans BeCause program, which offers participating employees a “pass” to dress casually on certain days for volunteer donations. All proceeds will benefit the Hanover Township Fire Department.

Navient’s Ladders & Laces 5K will be held at 220 Lasley Ave., Hanover Township, Pa. Registration will open at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 9 a.m.

Advance registration is available with a $20 registration fee for those who sign up now until Feb. 1 and $25 thereafter up until race day. T-shirts will be guaranteed to all participants who are pre-registered by March 25. Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place male and female winners. The event will be held rain or shine.

Those interested may also visit the Ladders & Laces 5K event page at for more information on how to register.

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About Navient

As the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) helps customers navigate the path to financial success. Servicing more than $300 billion in student loans, the company supports the educational and economic achievements of more than 12 million Americans. A growing number of public and private sector clients rely on Navient for proven solutions to meet their financial goals. Learn more at

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Source:Navient Corporation