Race for the Cure has more this year

RUNNING

September 28, 1994|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,Sun Staff Writer

For Baltimore's second annual Race for the Cure 5K, at least two additions will be in store.

The first: the addition of a 5K Run for All to follow the 5K Run for Women.

The second: the entry of five-time U.S. Olympian Francie Larrieu Smith for the Saturday run.

The 5K Run for All, which -- like the Run for Women -- attempts to draw attention to the early detection of breast cancer and those who have survived it, has been included to give males a chance to participate.

"We have found that a lot of the women really want to have an event just for them for a number of reasons," says Brenda Bottum, race co-chairman of Baltimore's Race for the Cure. "But we also have found that a lot of women survivors wanted their sons and husbands who had been through the illness with them to be able to compete.

"We wanted to include something for them. But we still want to have the focus on women, since women are primarily the ones who are impacted by the disease."

Larrieu Smith became involved in Dallas' Race for the Cure six years ago.

"I was living in Dallas; it's just basically an excellent race for women," Larrieu Smith says. "I wanted to support it as an athletic event."

But out of that participation grew a commitment to breast-cancer awareness.

"I really feel like I have a place to go," says Larrieu Smith. "That's what's so much fun about this series."

Baltimore's will be 10th Race for the Cure run this year; the next day, she will run one in Denver.

"There are 46 national races," she says. "I obviously can't go to them all. But I run all the ones I go to; I don't race them all."

G; For information, call (410) 377-8882 or (410) 433-RACE.

Briefly

Because the Westminster Road Runners Club's Union Mills 8K was part of the RRCA's Maryland Championship Series, it was certified by USA Track & Field. There were seven state age-group records: Zach Heidepriem, 13, 30:34; Tim Loveland, 16, 30:30; Mick Slonaker, 45, 29:35; Herb Tolbert, 47, 28:55; James Black, 57, 30:32; Dee Nelson, 50, 36:01 (women); Joanne Mallet, 60, 39:51 (women). . . . The week's top finishers:

THURSDAY

Gas Mask Dash 2-miler At APG-Edgewood Area Males: 1. John Floyd, 10:11; 2. Vernon Chavis, 10:15; 3. John Myrka, 10:41; 4. Jim Otte, 10:51; 5. Donnie Mickey, 10:54; 6. Gary Cooper, 11:06; 7. Duane Christy, 11:07; 8. Steven Reid, 11:09; 9. Bob McHugh, 11:14; 10. Dan Snider, 11:19.

Females: 1. Wendy Hayes, 13:18; 2. Angela Parrish-Hoover, 13:55; 3. Beth Hadrys, 14:08; 4. Michelle Farris, 14:11; 5. Cindy Williams, 14:25; 6. Susan Hays, 15:04; 7. Sheila Ollison, 15:30; 8. Karen Maoui, 15:58; 9. Eva Winzenreid, 16:05; 10. Debbie Grieb, 16:08.

SUNDAY

RASAC Hampton Ridge 5K At Bel Air Males: 1. Mark Bogardy, 16:29; 2. John Floyd, 16:30; 3. Andy Klages, 17:45; 4. Bert Booth, 18:19; 5. Ken Gibbons, 19:35.

Females: 1. Margaret Starnes, 19:30; 2. Ellie Fischer, 22:26; 3. Jo Eller-Barnes, 27:49; 4. Danielle Schaefer, 30:39; 5. Jennifer Shorr, 30:39.

BRRC Zoo Zoom At Baltimore Zoo Males: 1. Ray Pugsley, 24:32; 2. Neville Anderson, 26:17; 3. Harry Goodman, 27:17; 4. Raymond Kirchner, 27:48; 5. Paul Hannsen, 27:51; 6. Pace Kessenich, 27:53; 7. Maurice Pointer, 27:57; 8. Ken Miller, 28:18; 9. Jack Kavanagh, 28:53; 10. Bill Moore, 29:00. Masters: 1. Goodman.

Females: 1. Lee Di Pietro, 29:20; 2. Stacey Nicholson, 29:29; 3. Maureen Hall, 30:07; 4. Kathy Lencio, 32:05; 5. Patrice Malloy, 32:32; 6. Regina Hoagland, 32:37; 7. Julie Caprio, 33:02; 8. Laurie Goddelte, 33:38; 9. Yolanda Washington, 34:27; 10. Randon Fritsch, 34:51. Masters: 1. Fritsch.

Coming events

Today, BRRC Track Workout, Johns Hopkins University track, 6:30 p.m., (410) 889-8208.

Saturday, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Half-Marathon, Indian Head, 7:30 a.m., (301) 743-4863.

Saturday, BRRC A Place for Your Pace, Loch Raven Reservoir, 8 a.m., (410) 243-3153.

Saturday, Benjamin Banneker Memorial 5K Run, Oella, 8 a.m., (410) 461-7291.

Saturday, Race for the Cure 5K (5K for Women, 5K for All), Baltimore, 8:30 a.m., (410) 377-8882.

Saturday, Sykesville Festival 5K, Sykesville, 9 a.m., (410) 795-1001.

Saturday, Funfest 5K, Conshohocken, Pa., 9 a.m., (610) 940-1111.

Saturday, BRRC Cross Country Series 5-miler, Baybrook Park, Brooklyn, 10 a.m., (410) 789-7560.

Saturday, Nissley Vineyards Distance Classic 7-miler, Bainbridge, Pa., 10 a.m., (717) 426-3514.

Sunday, BRRC Championship Series Metric Marathon, Ashland Trail, 8 a.m., (410) 243-3153.

Sunday, RASAC Harmony Half-Marathon, Harmony, 8 a.m., (410) Sunday, Radnor 5-Miler, Radnor Township, Pa., 10 a.m., (215) 692-4233.

Sunday, Mile On Fifth Avenue, New York City, 10:30 a.m., (212) 423-2265.

Sunday, Mina Miller Memorial Run 5K, York, Pa., 1:30 p.m., (717) 246-2240.

Sunday, HCS 2M, 5M, Swansfield Elementary, 2 p.m., (410) 964-1998.

Oct. 8, BRRC A Place for Your Pace, Loch Raven Reservoir, 8 a.m., (410) 243-3153.

Oct. 8, MCRRC Along the C&O Relay, C&O Canal, 8 a.m.Oct. 8, The Great Allegany Run 15K, 5K, 8 a.m., Cumberland, (301) 729-3088.

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