Guaranteed Rate Kicks Off Summer with "Groovy" Disco Dash

America's Fastest Growing Mortgage CompanySM hosts successful 2nd annual charity run along shore of Lake Michigan with over 2,000 participants dressed in `70s gear


CHICAGO, IL – June 26, 2012Guaranteed Rate, America's Fastest Growing Mortgage CompanySM, kicked off the summer last week with its second annual Disco Dash. During the sold-out event, over 2,000 participants of all ages took part in the 5K and 10K races to the beat of disco music, many decked out in styling ‘70s attire.

The race saw heavy competition in all groups, with Tyler Zwagerman coming in first for the 5K race (at 17 minutes flat) and Timmy Vazquez taking home the top 10K prize (at 34:59) in the men’s division. In the women’s division, Heather Prekop took the 5K prize (at 17:50), and Sue Dehaan was the winner in the 10K race (at 41:56).

Full results can be found at: for the 5K and for the 10K. Pictures from the race can be found on Guaranteed Rate’s Facebook page at

Afterwards, participants enjoyed food, beverages and live music well into the night, with Soldier Field as the backdrop.

“We couldn’t be happier with the way the Disco Dash turned out – a fun-loving crowd that competed on a scenic course during a gorgeous summer evening, all for a great cause,” said Victor Ciardelli, President and CEO of Guaranteed Rate. “We look forward to hosting this event in the years to come.”

The race benefitted The Peapod Project, an organization dedicated to supporting and guiding families who find themselves in the tragic situation of losing a child. Established in 2007 by Ted and Annette Stenstrom, the charity is now successfully operating at the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Visit to learn more.

Guaranteed Rate is America's Fastest Growing Mortgage CompanySM and has helped over 100,000 people with their home purchases and refinancings. With more than 1,700 employees at 127 offices in 47 states, Guaranteed Rate assists customers the way they choose – face to face, over the phone or online. The company has funded over $34 billion of loans since 2001 - $6.9 billion in home loan funding in 2011 alone. Visit for more information.



Tiffany R. Cummins

TRC & Associates