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Saturday, October 6, 2001 -- Cumberland, MD
Great Allegany Run 15/5K (iPO Event Id#: 4348)

[Coverage]
Results: [15K Overall] [15K by Class] [5K Overall] [5K by Class] [2M Walk]
Pictures: [Set 1] [Set 2] [Set 3] [Set 4] [Set 5]
[Set 6] [Set 7] [Set 8] [Set 9] [Set 10] [Set 11]
[2000 Event Coverage]

20th GREAT ALLEGANY RUN SET FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

The 20th running of the Great Allegany Run (GAR) will take place on Saturday, October 6. The popular GAR is comprised of four different individual events; a 15 kilometer (15K) run, a 5K run, a 2-mile Fitness Walk, and a Kid's Run. All of the events begin at 8:00 a.m. except the Kid's Run which is run at the conclusion of the 15K event.

The keystone of the GAR is the 15K race that begins in Mt. Savage and ends on the Downtown Cumberland Mall. The USA Track and Field certified course has gained a reputation of being a "fast" course and traditionally draws some of the best men and women runners in the region. Savings Bonds are awarded to the top five men's and women's open division winners and to the top three men's and women's winners in the Master's division (over 40). Awards will also be presented in 5 year increment age groups. The GAR 15K is a part of the Maryland RRCA Championship Series of races.

The 5K race, also USA Track and Field certified, will begin and end in Downtown Cumberland and will be run mostly on the last portion of the 15K course. The 5K race is designed to appeal to both competitive and fitness oriented runners. Awards will be presented to the top three overall men and women winners and to the top finishers in ten year increment age groups.

The 2-mile Fitness Walk will begin at the Isiminger Town Center and go out onto the C & O Canal towpath and return to the Town Center. The Fitness Walk is designed to allow walking enthusiasts of all ages to participate in the GAR. Awards will be presented to the top three men and women finishers and awards/ribbons will be presented to the top finishers in ten year increment age groups, however, the walk is not emphasized as a competitive event.

The Kid's Run is for kids under 8 years of age and is staged on S. Centre Street at the conclusion of the 15K event. The approximately 50 yard long non-competitive event will end at the finish line for the other races. Ribbons and treats will be presented to all finishers. There is no entry fee for this event but an application must be completed and parental supervision must be provided.

Late registration and race packet pickup will be conducted at the Holiday Inn on Friday evening, October 6 from 5-10 p.m. and on Saturday morning, October 7, from 6-7:15 a.m. A pre-race pasta buffet and Runner's Forum will be held at the Holiday Inn on Friday evening in conjunction with pre-registration. The buffet will be from 6 - 8 p.m. and the Runner's Forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the same location. The Forum will present an opportunity to hear some of the area's top runners discuss running topics and issues. Payment for the dinner will be collected at the Holiday Inn.

The GAR is a nonprofit event with proceeds from the race benefitting County United Way.


Bill Workman: 304-726-5575 (w); 301-729-3088 (h); Bill_Workman@ATK.Com
TITLE: Great Allegany Run 15/5K
EVENTS: 15K/5K Run, 2M Walk
WHEN: Sat, 6 Oct
WHERE: Cumberland, MD
CONTACT: Bill Workman (301) 729-3088 E-mail
Queen City Striders E-mail
OFF-SITE URL: http://lib.allconet.org/qcstriders/