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Thunderbird Half Marathon set for August 18
13 July 2007

BISMARCK (UTN) United Tribes Technical College invites runners to participate in the 2007 Thunderbird Half Marathon, scheduled for Saturday, August 18 beginning and ending at the college campus in Bismarck.

      The event is open to all participants age 14 and up who are able to complete the 13.1 mile course in 3.5 hours, a 16 minute mile pace.

2006 Runners
OFF AND RUNNING: The inaugural Thunderbird Half Marathon was won by Kenneth Starr (Three Affiliated), wearing no. 2 at the start of the 2006 race, with a time of 1:21:05. Forty-five runners participated in all categories.

      Two competitive classes are offered: Open Division for ages 14 to 39 and Masters Division age 40 and over.

      The race course covers a flat route past prairie and cropland and through woodlands along the Missouri River.

      The half marathon early registration fee is $20; after August 15 the fee is $25.

      Also offered is a 10K Run, open to participants age 14 and over, and a 5K Fun Run/Walk (non-competitive) open to all ages. Early registration is $15 for the 10K Run and $10 for the 5K Fun Run/Walk. After August 15 the fee for either category is $5 higher.

      Only those who register early will be guaranteed a t-shirt. All participants must check in at the on-site registration table prior to the running events.

      Race day registration opens at 7 a.m. The Half Marathon starts at 8 a.m.; 10K Run at 8:05; and 5K Run-Walk at 8:10.

      A registration form is available at the college website: www.uttc.edu.

      For more information contact Daryl Bears Tail, United Tribes Athletic Director, 701-255-3285 x 1361, dbearstail@uttc.edu.


Thunderbird Half Marathon

Open Division (14-39) Trophies for top 3 (both Men & Women)
Masters Division (40 & up) Trophies for top 3 (both Men & Women)
Overall Winners (Champion) Sweat Suit (both Men & Women)

10K Run

Medals for top 3 in age categories (both Men & Women)
14-25; 26-35; 36-45; 46-up
Trophy for Overall Winners (both Men & Women)

No awards for 5K Run-Walk
T-Shirts guaranteed for early registrants


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