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June 22, 2007
Despite threatening skies, the Centennial Fun Run began its 29th season Tuesday with 140 participants, said organizer Arleen Dinneen. "It was great. We were worried that we might not be able to hold it because of the weather. But we did, and it was a wonderful crowd," Dinneen said. The one-mile run though the neighborhood across from Centennial High School begins and ends in front of Dinneen's house, on Colonial Drive. Dinneen said the summer tradition is a "Howard County Striders' event.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
Retired Ravens star middle linebacker Ray Lewis and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake are scheduled to attend Ravens senior advisor of player development O.J. Brigance's family fun run Saturday morning in Canton. The Brigance Brigade 5.7K event at Canton Waterfront Park features a timed 5.7K run, a 1-mile run-walk and a kids' fun run. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. Besides Lewis and Rawlings-Blake, Ravens Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda, team president Dick Cass and actor Josh Charles are also confirmed to attend.
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NEWS
October 10, 1995
Carrolltowne Elementary School will have a Cardinal Fun Run fund-raiser tomorrow during students' gym classes.Students will walk, jog or run a designated course during gym for up to 30 minutes to earn money pledged by relatives, friends and neighbors. The fun run is the school's major fund-raiser during the academic year.All students participate in the program and receive prizes, regardless of the money collected.Last year, students earned $16,000, which benefited literacy programs, school improvements, teacher appreciation, school equipment and PTA-funded activities.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
October is a great month for outdoor sports in Maryland, a time when the crisp air and fall foliage make running or cycling especially enjoyable. Nonprofits have recognized the appeal of this season and created many events that give athletes a chance to swim, bike, run, walk or even kayak for a good cause. Many races and organized bicycle rides raise money specifically for programs like scholarships and health care initiatives. Sometimes the events are for more serious athletes - triathlons and competitive running races - and sometimes they're aimed at people of all levels of fitness who just want to have fun, such as the Run for Your Lives zombie run Saturday (at Wicomico Motorsports Park in Charlotte Hall)
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | December 13, 1994
The sirens sounded, the red warning lights flashed and nearly all the equipment exited Sykesville Freedom District Fire Company Friday night.This was a fun run, not a race to an emergency call.The firefighters made their way leisurely down Freedom Avenue and into Piney Run Village, first stop on the 1994 Santa Detail.Volunteers take the two weekends before Christmas to make the annual good will tour through all South Carroll neighborhoods."We hit every street in every development, even though sometimes we have to double back," said Lt. Steve Anske.
SPORTS
By Michael Reeb | December 25, 1990
Joe Chamberlin had done a 4-mile training run at Herring Run Park earlier Saturday morning, but there he was an hour later, circling Lake Montebello at a somewhat slower pace.And it wasn't as a warm-up to the Baltimore Road Runners Club's Santa's Sack 6-Miler that would take off at 9:30. It was to accompany 2 1/2 -year-old son John Kirk Chamberlin on his debut on the road-running circuit. A host of other children, assorted elves, fun runners and walkers, and Santa Claus himself, also were on hand for the BRRC's annual Santa's Sack Run, a fun run around the lake.
NEWS
By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | July 11, 1993
For her first time in the Women's Distance Festival Midnight Fun Run, Catherine Hann walked her way through the 5-kilometer race.Next year, the 70-year-old Sparks woman said she plans to run to the finish line.Mrs. Hann joined 490 other women who participated in the annual race around The Mall in Columbia that started Friday at midnight and finished in the wee hours of Saturday. This year, the number of participants set a record, organizers said."I think it's marvelous," said Mrs. Hann, who completed the race along with her 42-year-old daughter and 15-year-old granddaughter.
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By KATHY SUTPHIN | September 30, 1994
When sunlight pours over Mount Airy's carnival grounds tomorrow morning, a vibrant octet of hot air balloons will ascend, one by one, into the October sky to herald the beginning of the town's Fall Festival.Weather permitting, the Centennial Balloon Launch, which was postponed from Aug. 21, will feature eight entries in the race and rally that begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Route 27 and Twin Arch Road.A more grounded kickoff for the annual two-day Fall Festival will follow at 9 a.m. when students from Mount Airy and Twin Ridge elementary schools and their families gather at the municipal parking lot near Park Avenue to enjoy a one-mile Fun Run.Everyone is welcome to participate in the rain-or-shine event; walk, stroll, jog or run to complete the course.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 23, 2002
WHILE THEIR kids are savoring the last hours of summer vacation, parent volunteers from Bodkin Elementary PTA are making final preparations for a race and fun run fund-raiser scheduled for Oct. 12. The one-mile walk or fun run, geared to attract Bodkin pupils, will begin race-day activities at 8 a.m. The five-kilometer race will start at 8:30 a.m. Now in its sixth year, the 5K run and one-mile fun run have become popular events, drawing supporters and...
NEWS
April 16, 2006
The Mount Hebron Viking Backers are accepting registrations for the 14th Annual Viking 5K and one-mile Fun Run. The race is to start at 9 a.m. April 30 at Mount Hebron High School and will wind through the surrounding neighborhood. Awards will be given to the top three finishers overall and in five age groups, the top three Mount Hebron students, top parent and faculty member and first middle and elementary school participants. Everyone will get a T-shirt and a chance to win one of more than 50 random prizes.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
By the dozens, Hollifield Station Elementary students darted along a pair of 1/16th-mile ovals on the school's lower field, high-fiving teachers with each completed lap. Along the periphery stood parents and members of the school's PTA, all agreeing that this activity sure beat another gift-wrap sale or pizza party. Hollifield Station is the first in Howard County to employ a fundraising program called Boosterthon Fun Run, a fundraising tool for school-age children designed to "speed up" traditional walk-a-thons and add elements of character and leadership building.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
Email rec sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. on Monday. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Running Howard County Striders There were 63 runners that came out on a humid Wednesday evening to run the weekly race at Jeffers Hill neighborhood center on Aug. 7. Ted Poulos and Cindy Cohen were the leaders in the 2-mile race, while Dan Vogel and Kendra Smith paced the 10k runners.
EXPLORE
June 11, 2013
Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Running The Centennial Fun Run will begin its 35th season on Tuesday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. The one-mile run is held in the Centennial neighborhood and the first night is a fundraiser for the Howard County Junior Striders. There is a suggested donation of $3 per person. For additional information call 410-465-7735 or visit the Striders website.
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October 17, 2012
Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6605. Ice hockey The third installment of the Reservoir Ice Hockey Club 's Community Showdown game is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19, at the Columbia Ice Rink. The fundraiser pits this year's hockey club against members of the Gators community, including Reservoir faculty and Reservoir ice hockey alumni. There will be prizes, raffles, merchandise for sale and interactive activities.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
The best moment of the annual Baltimore Running Festival comes not when the marathon starts on the street outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards , or when the champion crosses the finish line. For festival founder Lee Corrigan, the high point of Baltimore's annual celebration of the fleet-footed arrives when the kids come streaming down Eutaw Street at the end of their Fun Run. "It's the cutest thing you've ever seen," Corrigan said as he prepared for this weekend's 12th annual festival.
HEALTH
By Elaina Clarke and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2012
Monica Barlow hates being asked whether she is a former smoker. To her it doesn't matter. To the people she meets who hear she is battling Stage 4 lung cancer, it seems the only possible explanation. "The answer is no, but that kind of frustrates me, because that's not to say that if I did smoke I deserved cancer," said Barlow, 35, director of public relations for the Orioles. The stigma behind her disease is one reason she is participating in the Breathe Deep Baltimore 5K Walk/Fun Run around the warning track at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sept.
NEWS
By Peg Adamarczyk | April 26, 1991
You can run or walk, but crawling won't be allowed at the annual Rotary Fun Run/Walk scheduled for May 18 at Downs Park.The park is located off Mountain Road and Pinehurst Drive, and gates will open at 7 a.m., with race time at 8 a.m.The Fun Run/Walk is sponsored by Lake Shore Rotary and the county Commission on Physical Fitness. This year, proceeds from the Run/Walk will be used to maintain the Rev. Jim Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund for high school seniors and to support physical fitness programs in the county.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | July 27, 2000
First came the kids. Then the parents. Then the competitive runners. And what started out as a "fun run" for folks in Arleen Dinneen's neighborhood 22 years ago has turned into an exercise in community. Every week in the summer, 100 to 200 people converge on her Ellicott City house to run - or stroll - a mile in the hilly, tree-lined development. They come from all over the county and elsewhere, too. Some who participated as children now bring their kids. Others are third-generation fun-runners.
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August 14, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6606. Softball Western Howard County Fever The Western Howard County Fever 18-U girls fastpitch team tied for fifth place in the PONY 18-UA Softball National Championship in Cary, N.C. July 28 to Aug. 3. Teams from as far as the Bahamas came to compete in this season finale.
EXPLORE
June 20, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Running Centennial Fun Run The Centennial Fun Run kicked off its 34th season just after an all-day rain ended. Mark Eagles beat Noah Wood for the first win of the summer series.
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