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Rain Not Likely to Stop STAR's 5K Run This Sunday

Race Director Roy Watlington advises that while some rain is expected, unless there is driving rain or flooding along Veterans’ Drive, the 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) footrace will go off as planned. Those susceptible to colds and respiratory illness are advised to take this aspect of their health into consideration as they decide whether or not to participate.

Organizers urge extra awareness of cars on the part of runners and walkers. Getting splashed might be unavoidable, and rain gear should be worn so as not to impede awareness of auto traffic, which will continue on the road next to the runners and walkers. Earphones are prohibited. All participants are advised to wear a cap and give the race director some dry clothes to be taken to the finish line for changing.
The next event on the 2010-2011 calendar of the St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners (STAR) will be a 5K footrace on Sunday, Oct. 3. Held every year since 1982, the 3.1-mile event that led to the formation of STAR is now called the Founders’ Day Run in honor of the original founders, volunteers and sponsors that have kept STAR active for over 25 years.
Registration will take place from 6:20-6:50 a.m. The run will start at the Fort Christian parking lot; the course goes west along Veterans’ Drive and ends at the UVI Sports & Fitness Center. Both walkers and runners are encouraged to participate. Walkers will start promptly at 7 a.m., and runners will start five minutes later. There will be two water stops and refreshments at the end.
Registration fees are $3 for the general public, $2 for STAR members, and $1 for youth under 18.
For additional information, contact Roy Watlington at 777-8183 or by e-mail: rawatlington@earthlink.net

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Race Director Roy Watlington advises that while some rain is expected, unless there is driving rain or flooding along Veterans' Drive, the 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) footrace will go off as planned. Those susceptible to colds and respiratory illness are advised to take this aspect of their health into consideration as they decide whether or not to participate.

Organizers urge extra awareness of cars on the part of runners and walkers. Getting splashed might be unavoidable, and rain gear should be worn so as not to impede awareness of auto traffic, which will continue on the road next to the runners and walkers. Earphones are prohibited. All participants are advised to wear a cap and give the race director some dry clothes to be taken to the finish line for changing.
The next event on the 2010-2011 calendar of the St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners (STAR) will be a 5K footrace on Sunday, Oct. 3. Held every year since 1982, the 3.1-mile event that led to the formation of STAR is now called the Founders' Day Run in honor of the original founders, volunteers and sponsors that have kept STAR active for over 25 years.
Registration will take place from 6:20-6:50 a.m. The run will start at the Fort Christian parking lot; the course goes west along Veterans' Drive and ends at the UVI Sports & Fitness Center. Both walkers and runners are encouraged to participate. Walkers will start promptly at 7 a.m., and runners will start five minutes later. There will be two water stops and refreshments at the end.
Registration fees are $3 for the general public, $2 for STAR members, and $1 for youth under 18.
For additional information, contact Roy Watlington at 777-8183 or by e-mail: rawatlington@earthlink.net