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Thursday, July 4, 2002 -- Morgantown, WV
Spirit & Breath Challenge 10K (MAGP #4) (iPO Event Id#: 4907)

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Past Coverage: [1999] [2000] [2001]

Spirit/Breath 10K
The crowd starts the Spirit & Breath Challenge 10K
For over twenty years, the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners of Morgantown (BOPARC) and sponsors have worked hard to create a top-quality, family oriented Grand Prix Event. The Spirit & Breath Challenge features a 10k, 5k, and 1 Mile Run, along with a 5k walk.

In 1999, BOPARC teamed 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.

More than 170,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with lung cancer every year; more than 158,000 people die from it each year- thats 18 people every hour, every day. Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women, yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and under recognized disease. Its time to do something about these statistics.

The Spirit & Breath Challenge was organized to create awareness about lung cancer through education about lung cancer risks and prevention, as well as the importance of early diagnosis and proper treatment.

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, 11-15, 16-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 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.

Race day registration is from 7:45 to 8:45 on Thursday, July 4. The 10k and 5k Runs and the 5k Walk will begin promptly at 9:00 am. The 1 Mile Run will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m.

The race fee is $12 for pre-registration postmarked by June 24, 2002. The fee for registration postmarked after this date and on race day will be $15. All fees are non-refundable.

Runners may join forces to run in teams of 5 members. All teams must pre-register and be comprised of only 5 members, with at least one female member. Each team member must fill out an individual registration form. All runners times will be used in calculating team winners. All runners will be eligible for individual prizes as well as team prizes.

T-shirts are guaranteed to pre-registrants and will be available on race day while supplies last. Random drawings will be conducted through out the morning, providing all race participants with the chance to win prizes.

Click here for the ENTRY FORM

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.

TITLE: Spirit & Breath Challenge 10K (MAGP #4)
WHEN: Thu, 4 Jul
WHERE: Morgantown, WV
CONTACT: Mark Wise (304) 296-8356