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3rd annual baltimore marathon

October 16, 2003

What is the marathon's top prize?

The top male and female finishers will receive $3,000 each. The second through 10th place finishers will also receive cash prizes.

How many people will participate in the events?

Approximately 3,000 people will run the 26.2 mile course, about 3,000 will participate in the new half-marathon and 2,000 will participate in the team relay event. Approximately 1,000 runners will compete in the Fila 5K and about 500 children will take part in the Kids' Fun Run.

Do any charities benefit from the event?

A portion of the proceeds will go to local charities, including, among others, the Police Athletic League, Baltimore Reads, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts and Special Olympics Maryland.

Will there be photographers taking pictures as the runners cross the finish line?

Yes. Marathon Foto will be snapping shots, and a sample proof will be e-mailed to participants with the option to purchase.

What happens if you can't finish the race?

Organizers will monitor the course throughout the day. Anyone who cannot complete the course will be transported by van back to the start/finish line area.

What is the time limit for this event?

Marathoners must complete the course in seven hours.

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