For immediate release
September 14, 2010
Media contact: Hope H. Davis
Catonsville Fall into Fitness returns to CCBC Catonsville Sept. 25
Y of Central Maryland joins as hosting sponsor
Baltimore, Md. – On Sept. 25 Catonsville, Md. may be the most “fit” location around as hundreds are expected to participate in the 2010 Catonsville Fall into Fitness 5K/10K Run and 5K fun walk sponsored by the Community College of Baltimore County, the Saint Agnes Foundation, the Rotary Club of Catonsville –Sunrise and a new partner, the Y of Central Maryland. Runners and walkers can participate in this family-fun event which starts and ends at CCBC Catonsville and ventures through the surrounding neighborhoods. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with the actual run beginning at 8 a.m.
Online registration is already underway by visiting www.catonsvillerun.org. Fees for adults are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. Children under 13 pay $15 in advance and $18 the day of the event. And, for those who just want to support a good cause without participating in the race, they can register as a Sleep walker for $30. Proceeds benefit the Saint Agnes Foundation, CCBC Foundation Catonsville Athletic Scholarships, the Y of Central Maryland’s “Send a Kid to Camp” program and other local charities supported by the Rotary Club of Catonsville – Sunrise.
“We are joining this event to continue our tradition of participating in community events that bring benefits to participants and support to our community,” said Jill Black, District Executive Director of the Y’s of Catonsville and Howard County. “We are sponsoring lots of activities for kids this year, so the run offers something for the entire family.”
Having been involved with the race for several years, race Chairperson Bruce Siddens, Rotarian and manager of Sam’s Club of Catonsville, says he’s excited to see the race grow.
“Our goal is to grow this exciting race into not only a great set of races, but also a wonderful day for the community in which both runners and families can enjoy,” said Siddens. “From the avid runner to the weekend stroller, the Catonsville Fall into Fitness is perfect for any age and athletic ability. And, following the race there’s a celebration with food, drinks, music, prizes and activities for the kids.”
Additionally, both CCBC and the Saint Agnes Foundation are excited to be involved in the race once again.
“The college community is really involved in this event, from our faculty and staff to our student athletes who benefit directly from our portion of the proceeds,” said CCBC Catonsville Campus Dean Tonja Ringgold. “Our biggest supporter by far is CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis who believes in community partnerships. We welcome the opportunity to bring the external community to our internal campus community. It’s the best of both worlds in our backyard.”
“This event is an excellent opportunity to partner with local organizations, promote healthy habits for all ages and celebrate with neighbors,” said Sue Miller, Development Coordinator, Saint Agnes Foundation. “To be a part of something that improves the services we are all able to provide to our community is really powerful.”
Participants can register on the same day of the race but early registration is preferred. Visit www.catonsvillerun.org for details.
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