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Start the New Year with one of these races

Resolution Run
The entire family can begin the New Year by participating in the 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk on a course entirely in beautiful Patterson Park with pre and post-race activities at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church Hall across Baltimore Street from the start/finish line. Walkers are particularly encouraged to join runners in an afternoon of exercise and fun - a great way to start 2010.

Friday, January 1, 2:00 p.m. located at Patterson Park and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church Hall 2638 East Baltimore Street. The proceeds benefit Earl's Place Transitional Housing. The program provides long-term housing and supportive services to homeless men and assists them with the transition to permanent housing and re-entry into society as self-sufficient and productive citizens. For more information on the program visit our website at www.unitedministries-earlsplace.org or call 410-522-0225.

Online registration is now closed but you can still register in person on race day beginning at 12:30pm in the St. Elizabeth Church Hall.

Race day registration is $30 and is $10 for 12 and under.

For more information on the race please follow the link for Charm City Run.

Blue Moon Run on New Year’s Eve
This race begins on the NCR Trail Paper Mill Road parking lot. Race start time is 7:00 PM. The race should be over by 9:00 so runners can get to other parties. There are no lights allowed.

Cost will be $10, race day only. If the NCR trail freezes or the weather makes running dangerous the race will be cancelled.

If you registered for the CS 09 and couldn’t get there, bring this email and the registration will only be $5.

Please send a tentative RSVP to pete@baltimorerunning.com so they can get an idea of how much food to get. There is also a nice premium for those who run.

Howard County Striders 2010 Resolution 8k Prediction Run
Jeffers Hill Community Center 6030 Tamar Drive, Columbia, MD.

Cost is $5 for Howard County Striders members, $1 for full-time students. There is a $10 cap per family. The Cost for non-Howard County Striders is $7 per person and $2 for full-time students.

Any contributions in addition to the entry fee will be highly appreciated, and are tax-deductible.

A prediction run is entirely different from other races that you've run in the past. Rather than finishing first or running the fastest, the object of a prediction run is to finish as close to a certain time as possible while completing the official course. In the case of the Howard County Striders prediction runs, the goal is to finish as close to 11:00am as possible. One way the Striders prediction runs differ from many other runs is that you get to start whenever you want - whoever finishes closest to 11:00am wins.

Important note: You CANNOT use a watch, coaching, or any timing aid. Also, no baby strollers, iPods, headphones or animals.
For more information follow the link for Howard County Striders.

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