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Sunday, August 27, 2000 -- Morgantown, WV
3rd Annual Run With the Law 5K
Story and photos by Mike Monroe

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Run with the Law 5K
A summer's afternoon at Camp Dawson

As I headed down the road towards Camp Dawson in Kingwood, site of the 3rd Annual Run with the Law, I was worried that the weather would keep some of the people from coming. To my surprise when I pulled in, the rain stopped, and the sun came out to bless us with her presence. The day looked gorgeous for the time being and we were all crossing our fingers hoping that it would stay that way. The puddles were attracting the kids, and the registration tables were attracting the adults.

Run with the Law 5K
Chester Cook of Mo-Town is feeling pretty darn good
While the bustle and anticipation was peaking I talked to the race director, Randy Proctor about the race. He informed me that the race benefits local and state police officer training that the FBI puts on once a year. He also told me that this was the third annual race, and it is growing each year. Randy also said, "For once it's not going to be unbearably hot." After talking with Randy I went around and talked to children and adults about what they thought about the race. They all said they were excited and heard this was a nice course. There were many people out pushing their kids in strollers, while running.

Run with the Law 5K
Gunnar Shogren nips at the heels of another runner
People from all over West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., and even North Carolina came to race in the event. I didn't realize how many people were participating until they were all lining up, and waiting for the bang from the starting gun.

Ed Frohnapfel (16:32.97), made his move half way into the race and set a fast pace with Derek Clark (16:54.94), and Latiff Murshid (17:00.11), on his tail the whole time. Ed stated, "The course was a nice small one, and I got lucky that with such a late start time in August that it wasn't too hot". This was Ed's 1st year at this race, and he hopes to come back next year.

Run with the Law 5K
Just another day on the MAGP circuit for Heather Bury
In the women's division Heather Bury (17:59.49), was in the lead as soon as they sent the runners off. Heather liked the course and quoted, "This is a great course with hills, but not big hills, and it reminds me of a few cross country courses I ran in high school."

WVAQ's Lacy Neff was there, and was sure to keep the crowd at the finish line pumped up as he kept them cheering for the runners. Everyone at the race was happy to be there, and couldn't think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I can personally agree, there's nothing quite like getting outside with friends on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Don't Forget... The next MAGP race in the series is on Saturday, September 9th in Morgantown, WV. Come to the University City of WVU for the 7th Annual September Stride 5K. The race is held right in front of Mountaineer Stadium!