City's football spirit to get workout in Super Bowl 5K

RUNNING

January 26, 1993|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,Staff Writer

The inaugural Super Bowl 5K, to be run Sunday afternoon at the Inner Harbor, joins the Oriole Advocates Home Run 8K as a Baltimore running event with a tie to professional sports.

The Home Run 8K, run at Memorial Stadium for three years, moved to Camden Yards for the Orioles' initial season at Oriole Park last year. Its fifth running is being planned for April 4 of this year.

The Super Bowl 5K, centered at the Inner Harbor's Marriott Hotel, will be a celebration of professional football's biggest day and, hopefully, a celebration of the return of the sport to Baltimore.

"Our original idea was not only to put on a running event, but to show the interest that Baltimoreans have in professional football," says Dave Cooley, who together with Brad Jaeger, is directing the Super Bowl 5K. "What we're trying to show is that no matter where the citizens come from [in the state], they have this great interest in football. The interest in the sport hasn't waned; in fact, it's grown."

The idea for the event was planted when Greater Baltimore Sports Medicine approached Cooley.

"They contacted me about doing an event with a tie to a sporting event. They wanted to do one maybe with the start of the baseball season," Cooley says. "Since that was already taken, we kicked around a couple of ideas. Then Brad and I got together and brainstormed some and came up with the idea for '' the Super Bowl run."

The run is part of a daylong event that includes a running exposition and a post-race Super Bowl party. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Maryland Sports Medicine Foundation, which provides athletic trainers, physical therapists and educational materials for area high schools.

Bermuda update

Robert Yara, a former Baltimorean living in San Antonio, won the Bermuda International Marathon nine days ago in 2 hours, 31 minutes, 43 seconds.

Yara, 38, who had won the marathon in 1991 and finished second last year, says about San Antonio: "The running environment is not as good as it was in Baltimore -- not as many people to run with, not as many places to run and the weather's really not as nice."

It was Yara's third marathon in the past three months.

Dale Jordan of Baltimore finished in 3:24:37. Baltimoreans Edie Tress and Ursula Jordan finished the Bermuda 10K in 42:21 and 64:09, respectively.

Miscellaneous

John Frank (33:52) and Rose Malloy (37:33) won Sunday's Bowie Winter 10K. . . . Patrice Malloy's 30:58 in the New York Road Runners Club's New Year's Eve Midnite Run 5-miler was a personal record by more than a minute. . . . Area finishers in Saturday's Jacobus (Pa.) 5-Mile Race: Lou Kennedy, Jessup, 29:22; Dave Starnes, Street, 35:03; David Herlocker, Westminster, 37:33; George Stewart, Bel Air, 39:00. . . .

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Greater Homewood 8K At Memorial Stadium Males: 1. Kevin Ruch, 24:29; 2. Brad Uhlfelder, 24:48; 3. John Reich, 25:16; 4. Ronald Harris, 25:32; 5. Thomas Brown Jr., 25:55; Greg Watson, 26:14; 7. Brian Pownell, 26:25; 8. Jeff Brault, 26:55; 9. Steven Dillard, 27:24; 10. Anthony Grier, 27:33.

Females: 1. Nancy Gugerty, 30:06; 2. Maureen Hall, 30:32; 3. Marge Rosasco, 31:14; 4. Joy Glass, 32:07; 5. Rebecca Canner, 33:22; 6. Katja Von Tiesenhausen, 34:10; 7. Kim Altenburger, 34:38; 8. Ann Johnson, 35:21; 9. Ruth Davidson, 35:44; 10. Kristy Scheffacker, 35:52.

WRRC Bear Run Four-Miler At Pleasant Valley

Males: 1. Bob Hugg, 40, 22:49; 2. Dale Crum, 40, 24:18; 3. Roger Kilgore, 48, 24:37; 4. Bob McCubbin, 33, 26:10; 5. Lance Woodward, 46, 26:10; 6. Jose Velazquez, 33, 27:33; 7. Jim Wannamaker, 44, 27:37; 8. David Herlocker, 52, 27:48; 9. Harry Jones, 43, 27:57; 10. Dave Pabst, 40, 30:44. Masters: 1. Hugg.

Females: 1. Carolyn Stoll, 32, 27:28; 2. Shannon Hugg, 16, 29:48; 3. Cristine Meadows, 22, 31:28; 4. Kim Hugg, 14, 33:02; 5. Liuda Galinaitis, 35, 33:09.

Coming events

Saturday, BRRC Ashland Trail Run, 4M, 12M, Ashland, 9 a.m., (410) 666-1840.

Sunday, DCRRC Indoor Track Meet, Arlington, Va., 8:30 a.m., (703) 241-0395.

Sunday, RASAC North Harford Loop 10K, North Harford High School, 9 a.m., (410) 836-1784.

Sunday, Snowball 5M, Wilmington, Del., 11 a.m., (302) 478-5660.

Sunday, Super Bowl 5K, Inner Harbor, 2 p.m., (410) 882-6103, (410) 494-8649.

Sunday, HCS Winter Series, Thunder Hill Elementary School, 2 p.m.

Feb. 6, York Road Runners Gettysburg 10K, Gettysburg, Pa., 10 a.m. (717) 235-8338.

Feb. 7, MCRRC Country Road Run 8K, Olney, 8 a.m., (301) 353-0200.

Feb. 7, BRRC Cherry Pie 10-Miler, Patterson Park, 9 a.m., (410) 666-1840.

Feb. 7, RASAC Friends 5-Miler, Forest Hill, 9 a.m., (410) 879-9812.

Feb. 7, Tri-State Track Club Indoor Track & Field Classic, Hagerstown JC, 12:30 p.m., (301) 733-6076.Feb. 7, Hampton Coliseum Half-Marathon, 5K, Hampton, Va., 1 p.m., (800) 800-2202.

Feb. 7, WRRC Treat Shop Eight-Mile Shuttle Relay, Westminster, 2 p.m., (410) 848-4562.

Feb. 7, HCS Winter Series, Longfellow Elementary School, 2 p.m.

Feb. 14, Winter Indoor Track and Field Carnival, Essex CC, 8 a.m., (410) 882-6103.

Feb. 14, BRRC Valentine 8-Miler, Loch Raven, 9 a.m., (410) 666-1840.

Feb. 14, Caring Cupids 5K, Goucher College, 9 a.m. (410) 494-8649.

Super Bowl 5K

When: Sunday, 2 p.m.

Where: Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel

Entry fee: $12; $15 race day

Registration, packet pickup: Marriott, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Awards: Top five overall male and female, top three male and female in incremental 5-year age groups

Sports and health expo: Marriott ballroom, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Amenities: Long-sleeve T-shirt to all race participants, free admission to post-race party

Post-race party: 5-10 p.m., Marriott ballroom (There will be a $5 admission charge for non-race participants.)

Proceeds: Will benefit Maryland Sports Medicine

Information: Dave Cooley, (410) 494-8649, Brad Jaeger (410) 882-6103.

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