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Ty Pennington to Appear at Guaranteed Rate's 4th Annual Disco Dash June 26

Runs of 5K and 10K to Benefit Guaranteed Rate Foundation, Followed by 70s Dance Party With The Shagadelics

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - March 26, 2014) - Guaranteed Rate, one of the ten largest retail mortgage lenders in the U.S., is hosting its fourth annual Disco Dash 5K and 10K races on Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Soldier Field's Stadium Green, Chicago. The races will take place on a scenic lakefront course with the picturesque Chicago skyline as the backdrop.

This year, the event's special celebrity guest is home improvement expert and Guaranteed Rate national spokesperson Ty Pennington, who will be on hand to greet runners. After the race, one of the best parties of the summer will get underway, with food, drinks, and 70s disco band The Shagadelics providing the soundtrack for runners to dance the night away. As always, participants are encouraged to wear their favorite disco-era fashions, and prizes will be awarded to those who boogie to the finish line with the best costumes.

The 2014 Disco Dash benefits the Guaranteed Rate Foundation, which helps families in a meaningful and positive way in times of unexpected need. In 2013 alone, the Foundation donated more than $225,000 in assistance to families in the form of financial hardship assistance, medical bills, disaster relief funds and scholarships.

Online registration is available for the race, which is expected to sell out. Early bird registration runs through April 30, with entry fees reduced to $40 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K race. Registration for youths 12 and under is $20 through June 15 to encourage families to participate. More information is available at DiscoDashRace.com

About Guaranteed Rate

Guaranteed Rate is one of the ten largest retail mortgage companies in the U.S. and is Revolutionizing Life's Biggest Purchase™ by offering industry-leading self-service tools and low rate, low fee mortgages through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service. Headquartered in Chicago with approximately 175 offices across the U.S. and licensed in all 50 states, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners with more than $65 billion in home purchase loans and refinances since 2000. Guaranteed Rate was named the No. 1 mortgage company in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine in 2012 and was recognized by Inc. magazine as the No. 4 private company job creator in the U.S. in 2013. Visit www.guaranteedrate.com for more information.

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