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Register for the Park-to-Park 1/2 Marathon/Run for Erin

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KPLC 7News will have a special interview with Erin Davison on her cancer journey and what it means to her to have a local group helping her with medical bills and support.

Here's the information on the February 2, 2013 event:

"Run or Walk YouR WAY THRU SULPHUR."

 Kids and Families Invited to participate in the 1Mile Run/Walk on Saturday, February 2nd.

WHAT:            Participate in SWLA's premiere Half Marathon in Sulphur, LA where participants earn customized finisher medals and gender specific technical t-shirts. New this year is the 1 Miler Fun Run/Walk for Team Erin. Team Erin is a not-for-profit organization supporting a local cancer survivor. Commit. Run or Walk. Donate.

WHEN:            Saturday, February 2, 2013; Half Marathon begins at 7:30 AM. 1Miler Fun Run/Walk for Team Erin begins immediately 8:00 AM.

REGISTRATION:

Half Marathon       Registration thru Jan. 31 $50           Packet Pickup/ Race Day Registration $60

1Mile Run/Walk    Registration thru Jan. 31 $25           Packet Pickup/ Race Day Registration $30

                Online link:     http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2070788

PACKET PICK UP:

Friday, February 1st                4:30-6:30pm

Quality Inn & Suites, 320 South Cities Service Hwy, Sulphur, LA 70663

 Saturday, February 2nd           6:00-7:00am

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 301 Center Circle, Sulphur, LA 70663

(Near Maplewood School)

 WHERE:         Westminster Presbyterian Church, 301 Center Circle Drive, Sulphur, LA 70663

WHY:             It all started with Jimbo.  A local group of runners were training for a half marathon when Jimbo, a husband of a runner, was diagnosed with cancer.  Rather than spending money elsewhere, the women decided to "Run for Jimbo." By running for Jimbo, they would raise money to help the family with medical bills and traveling fees.  The event was supported by other local runners and became a yearly event.  This year, runners are helping Team Erin raise money for her medical bills and traveling fees.  Erin Davison is the cancer survivor benefiting from the 1 Miler Fun Run/Walk.  You don't have to run to donate! You can sponsor a participant or donate individually.

 AWARDS:       Age Group Categories & Awards for Half Marathon

Top overall male and female; top overall grand masters male and female; top overall male and female runners in each age group: 19 years and younger, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older.  Each registered participant will receive a Finisher's commemorative medal.  We will make every effort to provide the medal as you cross the finish line. If a registered finisher crosses the finish line within the 3.5 hour time limit and does not receive medal on race day, medal will be mailed to address listed on registration.

Participants in the 1 Miler will receive a commemorative Team Erin medal. 1 Miler participants will not be eligible for Half Marathon Awards.

PARKING:

There is plenty of parking available at Maplewood School, in Center Circle Park (east and west lots), and at Westminster Presbyterian Church lot. However, carpooling is recommended.  We encourage courteous behavior toward our neighbors; please refrain from parking in grass or on the streets.             

 

ELECTRONIC TIMING:

The official timer for this event is Race Pace Multisport, LLC.  Times for this event will be posted on race day and emailed to participants within 36 hours of race. Race bib must be worn throughout the race on front center of abdominal area for safety and timing efficiency.

 

HOST HOTEL: Quality Inn & Suites

Quality Inn & Suites, 320 South Cities Service Hwy, Sulphur, LA 70663

Please call 626-7700 and book under Park to Park Half Marathon rate.

DIRECTIONS:

From Lake Charles:

Travel west on I-10 toward Texas.  Take exit 23 for LA-108 (Cities Service Hwy.) Travel north on LA-108 to Maplewood Drive.  Turn right onto Maplewood Drive.  Take 2nd left onto Center Circle or park in Maplewood School parking lot.

From Texas:

Travel east on I-10 toward Lake Charles.  Take exit 23 for LA-108 (Cities Service Hwy.) toward Industries/Sulphur.  Keep left at the fork to continue toward LA-108 N.  Take next exit to merge onto LA-108 N.  Turn right at Maplewood Drive.  Take 2nd left onto Center Circle or park in Maplewood School parking lot.

CONTACT:    AunJelle M. LaFleur, Race Coordinator

337.842.5879; aunjelle.lafleur@gmail.com                           

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