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10K Series added to Thunderbird Run
FIRST EVENT OF THREE IS SET FOR APRIL 27

3 March 2013


BISMARCK (UTN) – United Tribes Technical College is introducing two additional event dates and adding a new “series” feature to its “Thunderbird Run” in 2013.

Thunderbird Runs are scheduled for April 27, August 24, and September 7 starting and ending on the college’s campus. All three dates are Saturdays.

“We’ve added new this year a Thunderbird Run 10k Series,” says Dan Molnar, UTTC Cross Country and Track Coach. “It means runners not only compete for each event title but also for the overall 10k Series title as well.”

The event is open to all runners. The competitor with the combined lowest total time in all three 10k events will win the overall title, says Molnar.

Cash awards are the incentive for the six top 10k finishers in both men and women’s divisions: 1. $300, 2. $200, 3. $150, 4. $100, 5. $75, 6. $50. Only those runners who compete in all three 10k runs will be eligible for the series prizes. A “Native Pride” award will be presented to the fastest Native American in the 10k race series competition for both men and women.

To be eligible for the 10k “series” prizes, Molnar emphasizes that runners must register for the three-run series before the first event. He urges runners to visit the website “RunSignUp” and register under the link: Thunderbird 10k Series. A price break is available when signing up for all three 10ks at once. Entrance fees will also be accepted by surface mail at the United Tribes address and in person on race day. Course maps, information and links are available at the website www.thunderbirdruns.com.

United Tribes has hosted the Thunderbird Run in August since 2006. The main feature has been the half-marathon, attracting students and adult runners from around the region. Proceeds have been used to benefit tribal youth and elder programs among the college’s five governing tribes in North Dakota: Spirit Lake Tribe, Standing Rock Tribe, Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara Nation, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

For more information, please contact Dan Molnar 701-255-3285 x 1367, dmolnar@uttc.edu, United Tribes Technical College, 3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND, 58504.



Thunderbird Spring Run, Saturday, April 27

9 a.m. 10k Start
9:15 a.m. 5k Start

Kids Fun Run. 950m (age 6 & under) prior to the awards. FREE!
Age Groups: U12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Medals to top three in all age groups
Plaques to overall top 3 in 10k and 5k

Fees:
10k: $25 until April 14; $30 thereafter
5k: $15 until April 14; $20 thereafter

Thunderbird Half Marathon, Saturday, August 24

8 a.m. Half Marathon Start
9 a.m. 10k Start
9:15 a.m. 5k Start

Age Groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Medals to top three in all age groups
Plaques and prize money to top 3 HM male and female runners: $150; $100; $50
Plaques to overall top three in 10k and 5k

Fees:
HM: $40 until August 11; $50 thereafter
10k: $25 until August 11; $30 thereafter
5k: $15 until August 11; $20 thereafter

Thunderbird Powwow Run, Saturday, September 7

9 a.m. 10k Start
9:15 a.m. 5k Start

Age Groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Medals to top three in all age groups
Plaques to overall top 3 in 10k and 5k

Fees:
10k: $25 until August 25; $30 thereafter
5k: $15 until August 25; $20 thereafter

Thunderbird Runs Information:
Online: www.thunderbirdruns.com or run.uttc.edu
RunSignUp registration/payment website: Thunderbird 10k Run Series, Thunderbird Spring Run, Thunderbird Half Marathon, Powwow 10k and 5k
Regional running events schedule: http://www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.aspx?Rank=Month&Month=8&State=ND&Page=1
United Tribes Technical College: www.uttc.edu

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