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Saturday, April 25, 2009 -- Morgantown, WV
Jack Roberts Park, First Ward neighborhood
Parents Place 5K Run & Walk (iPO Event Id#: 11990)

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Entry Fee: If you register before April 14, 2009, the registration cost is $15.00. All entrants who register after April 14 will be charged $18.00. Fees are nonrefundable. Please make checks payable to Parents' Place.

To Benefit: All proceeds from the race go to helping Parents' Place maintain its quality preschool program. For more than 25 years, Parents' Place has provided a unique parent-run, non-denominational program open to all parents and their preschool children. We provide parents with a place to socialize while their children attend preschool classes. Children from ages 1 to 5 attend classes taught by experienced and qualified teachers while infants stay with their mother or father in the parents' room.

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Location: Jack Roberts Park, First Ward neighborhood, Morgantown, WV 26505

Race Course: This out and back course begins and ends in the First Ward neighborhood of Morgantown. The race starts at Jack Roberts Park in the heart of First Ward and travels through nearby White Park. This gently rolling course is prefect for runners and walkers of all levels. Water will be provided on the course.

Race Day Check-In: Racers can park in the First Ward neighborhood on West Virginia Avenue, Elysian Avenue, Madigan Avenue, and other side streets surrounding Jack Roberts Park. The race will begin on Madigan Avenue. Registration is from 8:45 to 9:45 am. Everyone must be registered by 9:45 am. All pre-registered runners are guaranteed a t-shirt, but availability of shirts is not guaranteed on race day.

Finish/Results: Computerized timing and scoring will be provided by Miles of Smiles Timing Service. Results will be available online at

Refreshments: All racers will be provided with refreshments. There will also be food provided by many sponsors such as pizza, bagels, and fruit. Parent's Place will be holding a bake sale as well.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female running finishers as well as the top three male and female running finishers in each of the following age groups: 14 and under; 15+19; 20+24; 25+29; 30+34; 35+39; 40+44; 45+49; 50+54; 55+59; 60+65; and 65 and over. Awards will also be given to the top three overall male and female walkers.

Parents Place 5K Photo of Maria af Rolen
Lots of Activities for Kids
Activities for Kids: During and after the race, the Morgantown Fun Factory and Parents' Place will provide activities for children, including races, face painting, games, and arts and crafts activities.

Directions: The race will begin in Jack Roberts Park in the First Ward neighborhood of Morgantown. Jack Roberts Park is located between Madigan Avenue and West Virginia Avenue.

From I-68: Take University Avenue/Downtown Exit. From South University Avenue (Don Knotts Blvd) make a right onto Callen Avenue to Madigan Avenue. Park is approximately two blocks left on Madigan.

From downtown Morgantown: Proceed south on High Street. At the end of South High Street, turn left onto Dorsey Avenue. Turn right onto West Virginia Avenue and proceed one block to the park.

More About Parents' Place: Parents' Place is a parent-operated non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing our children and supporting their parents. The teachers at Parents' Place encourage independence and creativity through stimulating physical and cognitive development activities: reading, music, crafts, and play time. While children attend classes, parents enjoy the opportunity to share parenting experiences and learn from notable speakers on topics ranging from nutrition and finance to local charities and children's activities.

Start Date: 2009-04-25     Start Time: 10:00am
Event Name: Parents Place 5K Run & Walk
Location(s): Morgantown, WV 26505
Jack Roberts Park, First Ward neighborhood
Event Type(s): Run
Event Distance(s): 5K
Contact(s): Heidi Wiedebusch (Parents Place)
   Phone: 304-225-1145
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