Fourth annual Huntington Open set for July 29

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2006-06-28
Huntington, Ind.—The fourth annual Huntington Open will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2006, at the Huntington University Cross Country Course starting at 8:30 a.m.

Showcasing a 4K and a 5K race, the Huntington Open has an entry fee of $5 for each race for those who pre-register or $7 per race for those who register the day of the event. Runners may choose to participate in more than one race. The 4K race will start at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K race at 9:15 a.m.

The Huntington University Cross Country Course is an all-grass course dedicated to the sport of cross country. Featuring rolling hills, long straight-aways and a creek crossing, the challenging course will test runners’ mental and physical conditioning. Runners may register in the divisions of pre-high school (4K only), high school, college, post-college (college to age 35), 35 to 49 years of age, or the masters’ division (ages 50 and older).

The 4K and 5K Cross Country Open Invitational will award the top three overall male, female and pre-high school finishers in the 4K. In the 5K, the top three male and female high school and college finishers will receive awards. The top two male and female finishers in all other divisions will receive non-trophy awards.

Pre-registration is being taken for the Open before July 26 at Three Rivers Running Company, located at 6312 Covington Road in Fort Wayne, Ind. Pre-registration also is available via mail. Click here to download the registration form. Registration forms may be sent to Huntington Open, 247 East 700 North, Huntington, Ind., 46750, with checks made payable to the Huntington Open.

Race day registration, check-in and packet pick-up will be available from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. at the Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recreation on the campus of Huntington University. Race numbers and courses maps will be given at that time. The course is a half mile walk from the MCPER.

E-mail race questions to huntingtonopen@yahoo.com. 
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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