Super Bowl good excuse for party, race or both

January 16, 1996|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,SUN STAFF

Runners itching to get back on the roads and those longing for the days when the Chilly Dog and Frostbite were part of the January staple, take heart.

NFL revelers and partygoers alike, take note.

The Super Bowl Party and 5K Race might fill the bill.

The race and festivities will be held Jan. 28 at the Sheraton Baltimore North in Towson.

Dave Cooley, race director of the former downtown Super Bowl 5K and partner in this year's run, said: "The concept of that one and this one is you have a run, you come back to the hotel and you have a Super Bowl party.

"One of my primary reasons for wanting to do the race is a lack of significant races in January and February. What we're trying to do for the benefit of the event is to sell it as a race and party, or a race, or a party. We've developed the application that way, and you can enter in any one of those three methods."

Entry fees are $20 for the race only or party only and $35 for the race and party. Race-only entry entitles a participant to a sweat shirt and post-race refreshments.

The race will begin and finish at the Towson Sheraton.

"It's a 4 p.m. start," Cooley said. "We had to start by 4 just so it was light enough to allow us to complete the race."

L Cooley has developed the race with the aid of Hugh Anderson.

"He was involved in Australia's bid for the 1996 Summer Olympics," said Cooley.

L Proceeds of the race will benefit the neonatal unit at GBMC.

No stopping him

Through the Blizzard of '96, Bob Ray's streak continues.

"I've had no problems," said Ray, whose streak of running every day reached 10,522 days (nearly 29 years) yesterday. "I even got in a 12-mile run early last week. The problem was getting out to the first snowplow track."

Ray, who lives in Parkville, has logged 76,625 miles along the way.


The Howard County Striders' annual meeting and awards dinner has been rescheduled for Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Meeting House in Oakland Mills Village. . . . The area's top finishers:

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