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Saturday, August 14, 2004 -- Morgantown, WV
iPlayOutside Run for Men's Health 5K (MAGP #8) (iPO Event Id#: 6225)
Story and photos by Julie Black

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Run for Men's Health
Comfortable country roads
The sound of feet pounding pavement, a sudden flash of the sun, and then he headed uphill into the early morning fog. It gradually vanished and another silhouette seemed to materialize from the dew itself.

Yes, the scenery at Chestnut Ridge State Park this past Saturday offered more than just the usual, and we're not talking about how big the whitetail are this season. iPlayOutside, Inc. hosted the 5th annual Run for Men's Health. It began in the 200 plus acre park where the course drops almost 400 feet in elevation from start to finish.

Run for Men's Health
Pounding out the downhill
Taking second overall in the 2004 Iron Furnace 5K, Jaron Hawkins of Frostburg, Maryland carried a hearty lead into the last mile. Edging out his competition by little more than 30 seconds, Hawkins proved the fastest with a time of 15:03 for first. Overall winner of the 2004 Gene's Run, Ryan Skotnicki held his 5:01 pace for second (15:35). Woody Snoberger flashed in for third in 15:55.

iPlayOutside Run for Men's Health Race director, Heather Bury enjoyed running her own course. She also took home the first place women's honors with a time of 16:34. Bury was 5th overall. Heather recently took home the women's second place prize in the Debbie Green Memorial 5K and was the first American and first West Virginia woman to finish the Clarksburg 10K.

Run for Men's Health
Having a good time
Busy Maryland mom, Maureen Hall, recently finished first at the Lisa Wade Memorial 5K. Hall (18:19) was second on this day for the ladies. Jackie Horvath of Pennsylvania crossed the tape third with a time of 19:02.

After the race was over it was time to relax by the pond and take in a few rays as refreshments were served. Hand-carved wood awards were given out along with racer raffle gifts and that famous Viagra schwag. It was fine ending to a wonderful day.

Special Thanks: To Chestnut Ridge Park, staff and rangers, race organizers Heather Bury and Don Parks, timing by MAGP, and to all event contributors.