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Tuesday, July 4, 2006 -- Morgantown, WV
Part of the 2006 Morgantown Area Grand Prix Series (MAGP)
Spirit & Breath Challenge 10K - MAGP #8 (iPO Event Id#: 7423)

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Photo by Julie Black
July 4th, race before the BBQ
When and Where: Tuesday, July 4, 9:00 am at White Park, Morgantown, WV

Events: 10K, 5K, 1-mile runs, and 3-mile walk

NOTE: The 10K is an MAGP series race, the 5K is not.

REGISTRATION: Print your 2006 [Entry Form]
The race fee is $18, all fees are non-refundable.

Race day registration is from 7:45-8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, 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.

Teams: Runners may join forces to run in teams of 5 members. All teams must pre-register and have only 5 members with one female. Each member must fill out a registration form. All team member times will be calculated to determine a winning team. All runers will be eligable to individual prizes as well as team prizes.

T-shirts: 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.

A bit of race history: First run in 1979, this traditional Fourth of July event, sponsored by BOPARC and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, is one of the area's oldest continuing races. The USA Track & Field-certified course is a challenging loop that starts at White Park and runs to Marilla Park & back. The race emphasizes lung cancer awareness.

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.

TITLE: Spirit & Breath Challenge 10K - MAGP #8
EVENTS: 10K/5K Run, 5K Walk, Kids Race
WHEN: Tue, 4 Jul, 2006
WHERE: Morgantown, WV
CONTACT: Mark Wise (304) 296-8356
AFFILIATES: MAGP Series (304) 379-1211