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Thunderbird Half Marathon set for August 21
18 July 2008

BISMARCK (UTN) United Tribes Technical College invites runners to participate in the 3rd annual Thunderbird Half Marathon, scheduled for Thursday, August 21 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.

      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 20 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 20 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 begins at 7 a.m. The Half Marathon starts at 8 a.m.; 10K Run at 9 a.m.; and 5K Run-Walk at 9:10.

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

      For more information contact Ruth Buffalo-Zarazua 701-255-3285 x 1357, rbuffalo@uttc.edu.

 

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