Rockland Trust Hosts First RockFIT 5K Run/Walk

ROCKLAND, Mass. (October 7, 2013) - Rockland Trust today announced its first RockFIT Family Challenge 5k Run/Walk for Rockland Trust employees, their families, and the general public. The race will take place on Saturday, October 26th in Hingham's Wompatuck State Park at 10:00 a.m. Anyone interested in participating can register by visiting or and search for RockFIT.

The Run/Walk is part of the bank's RockFIT program, which strives to support employees' physical and mental wellbeing through fun, employee-focused activities and events. All race proceeds will be donated to School on Wheels of Massachusetts.

"At Rockland Trust, we believe it's necessary to keep our employees engaged, energetic, and healthy, which is why we created RockFIT three years ago," said Maria Harris, Vice President of Human Resources and Recruitment at Rockland Trust. "The RockFIT Family Challenge is just one of many ways that we're helping employees stay healthy, and involve our communities at the same time."

Rockland Trust began its RockFIT program in 2010 as a way to help employees stay healthy and happy in an environment of rising health care costs. In addition to the Family Challenge, Rockland Trust employees participate in the Falmouth Road Race, a seven mile run the bank sponsors each year, as well as many other races and activities throughout the state.

On race day, the RockFIT Family Challenge begins with a Kid's Fun Run at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 5k Run/Walk at 10:00 a.m. In addition to the 5k race, there will be refreshments, family activities such as face-painting, raffles, and entertainment provided by KISS 108-FM. There is a $20 registration fee and the first 100 pre-registered runners will receive a free long-sleeved race shirt.

School on Wheels of Massachusetts, is committed to educating and supporting homeless youth throughout the Commonwealth. The nonprofit offers tutoring services, preschool sessions, school-supply donations, and programs to assist children affected by homelessness, as well as services to assist high school graduates with the college application process.

About Rockland Trust

With $5.9 billion in assets, Rockland Trust is a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts which provides a wide range of consumer, business, investment, and insurance products and services. Named a Boston Globe "Best Place to Work" for four consecutive years and one of America's "Best Banks" by Forbes for three consecutive years, Rockland Trust's network consists of more than 75 retail branches, 11 commercial lending offices, five investment management, and three residential lending centers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank "Where Each Relationship Matters®", please visit Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.