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Saturday, July 3, 2004 -- Morgantown, WV
Spirit & Breath Challenge 10K (MAGP #5) (iPO Event Id#: 6222) [Coverage]
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Pictures: [Set 1] [Set 2] [Set 3] [Set 4] [Set 5] [Set 6] [Set 7] [Set 8] [Set 9]

Past Coverage: [1999] [2000] [2001] [2002] [2003]

Racing the Spirit in 2003
A bit of race history: For over 20 years (first run in 1979), the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners of Morgantown (BOPARC), Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, and sponsors have worked hard to create a top-quality, family oriented Grand Prix Event. This event features a 10k, 5k, and 1 Mile Run, along with a 5k walk. It's also one of the area's oldest continuing races. The Spirit & Breath Challenge was organized to create awareness about lung cancer through education about lung cancer risks and prevention, as well as the importance of early diagnosis and proper treatment.

Race Details:

  • When - Saturday, July 3, 10K & 5K start at 9:00 AM, the 1 Mile Run will begin at approximately 10:30 AM
  • Location - White Park, Morgantown, WV
  • Race day registration is from 7:45 to 8:45 AM
  • Many awards will be given. Awards are given in the walk as well.
  • T-shirts are guaranteed to pre-registrants and will be available on race day while supplies last.
  • Random drawings will be conducted through out the morning, providing all race participants with the chance to win prizes.
COURSE: (USA Track & Field-certified) - All races are on paved roads. Traffic control will be provided by the Morgantown Police Department and other area volunteers. Course maps are available from BOPARC and will be included in all race packets. The challenging 10K course is a TAC-Certified 6.2 mile route looping from White Park to Marilla Park and back through residential neighborhoods. Water stops, with split times, will be located at the 1, 3, and 5 mile markers. The 5K Race, 5K walk, and 1 Mile Run are loops through White Park and surrounding neighborhoods. Water stops with split times, for the 5K will be located at the 1 and 2 mile markers.
More Background Info... In 1999, BOPARC teamed up with the Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and the Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support and Education (ALCASE) to sponsor a top-notch race that supports a great cause- lung cancer treatment and prevention.

More than 170,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with lung cancer every year; more than 158,000 people die from it each year- thats 18 people every hour, every day. Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women, yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and under recognized disease. Its time to do something about these statistics.

TITLE: Spirit & Breath Challenge 10K (MAGP #5)
WHEN: Sat, 3 Jul, 2004 @ 9:00 AM
WHERE: Morgantown, WV
CONTACT: Mark Wise (304) 296-8356