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Thunderbird Run set for August 20
Proceeds to benefit flood relief
11 August 2011

BISMARCK (UTN) - United Tribes Technical College invites runners to the 6th annual THUNDERBIRD RUN, set for Saturday, August 20. Proceeds will be used for flood relief.

      The event is open to all participants age 14 and up who are able to complete a 13.1 mile course in 3.5 hours, a 16 minute mile pace. Runners will start and finish on the United Tribes campus, 3315 University Drive.

Start of the 10K event during the 2010 Thunderbird Run

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

      The half marathon early registration fee is $20; after August 19 the fee is $25.

      Also offered is a 10K Run, open to participants age 14 and over, and a 5K Run open to all ages. Early registration is $15 for the 10K Run and $10 for the 5K. After August 19 the fee for either category is $5 higher.

      In past years, proceeds from the event were donated to community wellness projects for elders and young people on the state’s reservations. Recipients this year will be four tribes in the region that experienced spring flooding: Standing Rock, Three Affiliated, Spirit Lake, and Crow Agency, MT. It is anticipated that the event will resume donating to the youth and elder programs next year.

      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 at 9:10 a.m.

      Registration forms are available at the college website: www.uttc.edu.

      For more information contact Tamera Marshall, Jarrett Baker, or Daryl Bearstail: 701-255-3285 x 1492, 1256 or 1361, tmarshall@uttc.edu, jbaker@uttc.edu, dbearstail@uttc.edu.


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