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Saturday, June 23, 2001 -- Lonaconing, MD
The George's Creek Promotion Council presents the
13th Annual Iron Furnace 5K (iPO Event Id#: 3567)

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Time and Place:
The George's Creek Promotion Council presents the 13th Annual Iron Furnace 5k Run and 1.5 mile fun run/walk, Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 8:00 A.M. in Lonaconing, MD.

The Iron Furnace Run will begin at George's Creek Elementary School, which is situated 1 mile north of Lonaconing on Md. Rt. 36. The point to point course will be run along George's Creek, through the streets of Lonaconing, and finish at the historic Iron Furnace on the north end of town. The course is mostly flat with a short hill at mile1, and a half-mile slope at the 2-mile marker.

Entrants should pre-register by mail prior to the June 16 deadline. Fee is $13.00. Checks should be made payable to: George's Creek Promotion Council. Entries postmarked after that date must be accompanied by the late registration fee of $15.00. Race day registration will be held from 7:00 to 7:45 A.M. at George's Creek School.

Fun Run/Walk:
A 1.5-mile fun run/walk will be held simultaneously with the 5k event beginning at 8:00 AM. Registration procedure is the same as the main event.

General Information:
Splits will be given at 1 and 2 miles. Water will be available at two points along the course. Medical personnel will be available. Transportation will be provided back to the starting line after the race. Water, soft drinks, and other liquid refreshments will be available at Furnace Park. The Iron Furnace 5k averages 140 finishers.

From the North, take I68 to Frostburg, MD. Take Exit 34 south. Follow MD Rt. 36 for 7 miles to George's Creek School. From the South, MD Rt. 135 to Westernport, MD. Take MD Rt. 36 north to Lanaconing, George's Creek School is 1 mile north of town.

Some parking will be available at George's Creek Elementary School. Bus transportation will be provided for runners and spectators back to their vehicles after the race. Runners should plan to arrive one hour prior to race time.

All registered runners will receive a beautifully designed T-shirt. Plaques will be presented to the first three finishers in each age division. The top male and female finishers in the open and the masters will receive $100 savings bonds.

Course Records:
    Male: Randy Lowe - 14:50 in 1997
    Female: Maria Pazarentzos - 18:11 in 1997

Age Groups
Runners will compete in the following age classifications:


  9 & under               25-29                   45-49
  10-14                   30-34                   50-59
  15-19                   35-39                   60 & over
  20-24                   40-44                   


  9 & under               25-29                   45-49
  10-14                   30-34                   50-59
  15-19                   35-39                   60 & over       

After the Race:
After awards plaques are presented, a random drawing for numerous valuable door prizes will be in Furnace Park. You must be present to win. Refreshments will be provided after the awards ceremony and drawing.

Campgrounds are available at: Big Run State Park (301) 895-5759 and New Germany State Park (301) 895-5463. Both are located in nearby Garrett County. Rooms may be found at the Grantsville Holiday Inn (301) 895-5993, the Frostburg Comfort Inn (301) 689-2050, the Keyser WV Inn (304) 788-0913, the Candlewyck Inn in Keyser (304) 788-6594, the Potomac Motel in Keyser (304) 788-1671, and the Castleman Inn in Granstville (301) 895-5055, and the Braddock Motor Inn in LaVale at (301) 729-3300.

More Information:
    Tom Dawson - (301) 463-6231 or
    Tom Devlin - (301) 463-2216


  • McDonald's
  • M&T Bank
  • Western Maryland Health System
  • Gardner's Appliance Center
  • George's Creek Pharamcy, Inc.
  • Kelly's Bar
  • Braddock Motor Inn
  • Knights of Pythias
  • Rising Sun Lodge #86

TITLE: 13th Annual Iron Furnace 5K
EVENTS: 5K Run, 1.5M Walk, Fun Run
WHEN: Sat, 23 Jun
WHERE: Lonaconing, MD
CONTACT: Tom Dawson (301) 463-6231 E-mail
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COMMENTS: Georges Creek Elementary School RT 36