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Monday, July 4, 2005 -- Morgantown, WV
Spirit & Breath Challenge 5K/10K (MAGP #8) (iPO Event Id#: 6759)

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2004 Kids Race
The kids get to race, too
NOTE: The 10K is an MAGP series race, the 5K is not.

A bit of race history: 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 the Sara Crile Allen & James Fredrick Allen Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program at 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 163,000 people die from it each year"that's 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 diseases. It's time to do something about these statistics.

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

REGISTRATION: Race day registration is from 7:45-8:45 a.m. on Monday, July 4. The 10K and 5K Runs and the 5K Walk will begin promptly at 9 a.m. the 1 Mile Run will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. [Entry Form] or register on-line at:

The race fee is $12 for pre-registration postmarked by June 24, 2005. 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 throughout the morning, providing all race participants with the chance to win prizes.

AWARDS: 10K, 5K Run awards will be presented to the first three male and female finishers in the age categories indicated below, and to the overall top three male and female finishers.

Under 10 16-20  31-40  51-60
11-15  21-30  41-50         60 & Over
5K Walk awards will be presented to the top two male and female finishers in the age categories indicated below, and to the overall top two male and female finishers.
19 & Under  30-39  50-59
20-29   40-49  60 & Over
1 Mile Run ribbons will go all participants. Awards will be presented to the top male and 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 the surrounding neighborhoods. Water stops with split times, for the 5K will be located at the 1 and 2 mile markers.

TITLE: Spirit & Breath Challenge 5K/10K (MAGP #8)
EVENTS: 10K/5K Run, 5K Walk, Kids Race
WHEN: Mon, 4 Jul, 2005 @ 9:00 AM
WHERE: Morgantown, WV
CONTACT: Mark Wise (304) 296-8356