Like parent club, Suns take cut at 5K Hagerstown race ends at ballpark

RUNNING

April 21, 1992|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,Staff Writer

Runners who missed the chance to finish inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards in the Oriole Advocates 8K Home Run two weeks ago might want to sign up for the Hagerstown Suns 5K, to be run May 9 at 11 a.m.

The race, which unlike the 8K Home Run has no subscription limit, will begin in front of Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, proceed to the traffic circle at City Park and return to the stadium. On the last leg of the race, runners will circle the exterior of the stadium, enter the ballpark through the parking-lot gate, circle the warning track and finish near home plate.

The field includes runners from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and New Jersey. Entry forms may be obtained by calling the Hagerstown Suns at (301) 791-6266, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Hagerstown Suns 5K, P.O. Box 230, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Entry fees, which are $12 -- $6 for children 14 and under -- include four tickets to the Hagerstown Suns game against the Reading Phillies on either May 9 or May 10. The first 300 entrants also will receive T-shirts.

Prize money is $2,500, and the top five runners in eight age groups will receive medals.

After the race, the Suns and radio station WARX (106.9 FM) will hold a sock hop in the parking lot at Municipal Stadium. For runners who aren't too tired from racing, there will be twist, bubble gum-blowing and Hula-Hoop contests.

L In any event, there will be a whole lot of running going on.

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Area finishers in yesterday's Boston Marathon: Tom Brown Jr., 30, 2 hours, 44 minutes; Ray Lorden, 38, Baltimore, 2:58:35; Bob McCubbin, 32, Westminster, 3:13:16; Bob Leatherman, 40, Westminster, 3:16:01; Tim McDermott, 46, Baltimore, 3:16:30; Jack Pitarra, 51, Baltimore, 3:25:28; Jill Mottus, 54, Pikesville, 3:44 (sixth Boston Marathon, 23rd marathon overall); Bob Ray, 55, Baltimore, 3:59:38.

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NOTES: Dave Berardi of Catonsville finished third in the Cabell Huntington Hospital Distance Classic 10-miler in Huntington, W.Va., Saturday. Janice Klecker set a women's course record in 53 minutes, 35 seconds. . . . The Westminster Road Runners Club's Main Street Mile tomorrow will be run in two heats: male division, 13 and over, at 7 p.m.; and the female division, boys' 12 and under, and parents, at 7:05 p.m. . . . North Arundel Hospital will mail applications for its third annual B&A Trail seven-miler, to be run Oct. 4 at 9 a.m., to interested runners. To obtain an application, call the hospital's public relations department at (410) 787-4367. . . . In his last three marathons, Steve Spence, the winner of the U.S. Men's Olympic Marathon Trials in Columbus, Ohio, has won the 1990 Columbus Marathon (2:12:17), placed third in the world championships in Tokyo (2:15:36) and run a 2:12:43 at the trials. Spence is 29 and from Chambersburg, Pa.

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