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Tuesday, July 4, 2000 -- Morgantown, WV
Spirit & Breath Challenge

Results: [5K OA] [5K by Class] [10K OA] [10K by Class] [Walk & Kids]
Pictures: [Set 1] [Set 2] [Set 3] [Set 4] [Set 5] [Set 6] [Set 7] [Set 8] [Set 9]

[1999 Coverage]

This year BOPARC is teaming up with the Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and the Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support and Education (ALCASE), to sponsor a top-notch race that supports a great cause-lung cancer treatment and prevention.

Note: Only the 10K run is a MAGP race.

Both 5K and 10K will be staged at White Park on the Fourth of July weekend. The first run was in 1979, and the BOPARC 10K is one of the oldest continuing races in the area. The USA Track & Field-certified course is a challenging loop that starts at White Park and runs to Marilla Park and back. The 5K course runs through White Park and the surrounding neighborhood. This race features T-shirts, awards, live local Television coverage and post-race refreshments.

Click here for the ENTRY FORM

1999 Participants: 322 Timing: WVTC

WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 2000

WHERE: White Park, Morgantown

REGISTRATION: From 7:45 to 8:45 a.m.

RACE FEE: Pre-registration postmarked by June 25, 2000 is $10.00. Postmarked after that date and race day is $13.00.
Sorry, all fees are non-refundable.

AWARDS: 10K and 5K Run awards will be presented to the top 3 Male & Female finishers in the age categories indicated below, and to the overall top 3 Male & Female finishers.

Under 10, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & Over.

5K Walk awards will be presented to the top 2 Male and Female finishers in the age categories indicated below, and to the overall top 2 Male & Female finishers.

19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.

1 Mile Run ribbons will go to all participants. Awards will be presented to the top Male & Female finishers and to the youngest finisher.

COURSE: All races are on paved roads. Traffic control will be provided by the Morgantown Police Department and other area volunteers. Course maps are available from BOPARC and will be included in all race packets. The challenging 10K course is a TAC-Certified 6.2 mile route looping from White Park to Marilla Park and back through residential neighborhoods. Water stops, with split times, will be located at the 1, 3, and 5 mile markers. The 5K Race, 5K walk, and 1 Mile Run are loops through White Park and surrounding neighborhoods. Water stops with split times, for the 5K will be located at the 1 and 2 mile markers.

ACCOMMODATIONS: The Holiday Inn, Morgantown, is offering race participants a discount room rate of $55.00 per night, the weekend of the race. For more information about the Holiday Inn, or to reserve your room, call @ (304) 599-1680 by no later than June 25, 2000. Reservations based on availability.

La Pasta Festa -- Monday, July 3, 2000
Join us as we kick off the 2000 Spirit & Breath Challenge Italian style with a high-carb pasta buffet at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown. All runners, walkers and lung cancer survivors eat FREE. A buffet cover charge of $7.00 per person applies to all others wishing to attend. Children under six years of age eat free. Tours of the race course will be provided following following dinner.

Sponsored By:

  • Board of Park & Recreation Commissioners of Morgantown (BOPARC)
  • The Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University
  • Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support & Education (ALCASE)
  • Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company
  • Morgantown Roadrunners
  • Holiday Inn of Morgantown

TITLE: Spirit & Breath Challenge
EVENTS: 5K/10K/1M Run
WHEN: Tue, 4 Jul
WHERE: Morgantown, WV
CONTACT: Debbie Palmer (304) 296-8356