First-Ever 5K Race, Fun Run & Walk

(Bradenton, Fla., Dec. 15, 2006) - The Manatee Community College (MCC) Athletics Program will sponsor its first-ever 5K Race, Run & Walk that begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Hal Chasey Gymnasium at MCC Bradenton, located off 60th Avenue West between 26th Street West and 34th Street West. A Mile Fun Run begins at 8:15 a.m. and walkers may participate as well. Both races end at the Hal Chasey Gymnasium. Awards will be presented to the top three winners in all typical/standard age categories.

Fees for the races are $15 if paid before Jan. 20 and $20 on the day of the races. Monies raised will be used for scholarships going to student athletes impacted by Hurricane Katrina's destruction in New Orleans and to the MCC Single Parent Scholarship Program.

Some sponsors of MCC's 5K Race include the Bradenton Runners Club, Coastal Orthopedics, Sweetbay Supermarket, Crispers, All-Aboard Charters Transportation and New Balance.

Race participants will receive free T-shirts and post-race refreshments will be served. For more information, call Peter Boucher, MCC athletic director, at (941) 752-5575 or visit Web sites at or (see race calendar).

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