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Guaranteed Rate Inc.

June 05, 2013 08:54 ET

Village People to Bring Da Funk to Guaranteed Rate's Third Annual Disco Dash

Whether You're Racin' or Just Hangin' Out, Bust Out Your Best Disco Threads and Groove at Chicago's Best Summer Party

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 05, 2013) -  Guaranteed Rate announced that iconic 1970s superstars, the Village People, have signed on to make the mortgage company's third annual Disco Dash even more funkadelic by bringing down the house as the headliners of the 5K/10K race.

Whether you're racing or just coming for the music, everyone can groove on the lakefront at Chicago's biggest disco party on Thursday, June 27, at Soldier Field. Here's the skinny on getting in: Runners and spectators can buy their respective bibs now at Local disco cover band, The Shagadelics, will be rockin' the event before the race begins, DJs will be spinnin' disco beats on the course for those truckin' along and the Village People will get their groove on post-race, starting at approximately 7:45 p.m. CDT.

The coolest part of the Guaranteed Rate Disco Dash is that the proceeds go to a Chicago nonprofit, The Peapod Project, which provides extensive resources to support families through the very difficult time of losing a child. Last year, the Disco Dash donated $10,000 to The Peapod Project. This year, help Guaranteed Rate raise way more moolah for the awesome organization, so come and join your fellow man, don your best '70s threads and get psyched, baby!

"As the largest mortgage company in Chicago and the eighth largest in the country, Guaranteed Rate is proud to host the third annual Disco Dash 5K and 10K race, bringing runners and spectators together to support a great charity, The Peapod Project," said Victor Ciardelli, president and CEO of Guaranteed Rate. "With '70s icons, the Village People rockin' out, the Disco Dash is sure to be the best party of the summer."

To register for the Guaranteed Rate Disco Dash and to feel the funk, visit Step-off for the race is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at Soldier Field's Stadium Green (Waldron Drive). Awards will be given for the best costumes and to top racers, so bring out your best bell bottoms, platforms and hot pants. Catch you on the flip-side!

About Guaranteed Rate

Guaranteed Rate is the eighth largest retail mortgage company in the U.S. and is Revolutionizing Life's Biggest Purchase™ by offering industry-leading self-service tools, low rate, low fee mortgages through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 160 offices and licensed in 50 states, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of people with more than $50 billion in home purchase loans and refinances since 2000. Guaranteed Rate was recently named the No. 1 mortgage company in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine and recognized by Inc. magazine as a top U.S. job creator. Visit for more information.

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