Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Garrett Open Recovery Race

Garrett Open / Recovery Run gains Saucony Sponsorship
The planning committee of the Garrett Open  / Recovery Race (GO/RR) was
recently informed that the race will be sponsored by Saucony running
shoes.  The 6 Kilometer (3.75 mile) run on Saturday, August 28th is
being held on established trails at Herrington Manor State Park.  The
looped course will be through hardwood forests, glades and along the
banks of Herrington Lake.

     The Recovery Race is annually held in recognition of
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month which recognizes
those brave individuals who are in recovery from an addiction. Nearly
every family has been touched by the affects of drug and alcohol abuse.
Garrett Trails is co-sponsoring the event to draw attention to the
magnificent trail system throughout Garrett County.  Each year the
Garret Open is held on a different trail to expose participants to a
*new* or sometimes forgotten trail.  The Garrett Trails Committee
has developed a master plan that includes a loop trail approximately 150
miles long, to connect existing trails and many of the county*s towns
to the Great Allegheny Passage.  Proceeds from the race will benefit the
Garrett County STEPS Committee and Garrett Trails.

The race will start at 9:00 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:00
a.m.  In addition to the  6 kilometer run, a one mile *fun run/walk*
is available for those persons wanting to support the cause and just
enjoy the trail.  Participants whose applications are postmarked by
August 14th will receive an $8.00 discount from the regular registration
fee of $20.00.  All pre-registered participants will receive a
commemorative t-shirt and other promotional items.  Late registrants
will receive t-shirts while the supply lasts.   A $50 cash prize and
complementary rafting pass at ASCI will be awarded to the top male and
female runners.  Non-cash awards will be given to the top male and
female runners in 7 different age groups.  The top three male and female
walkers will also receive awards.

     The race application and a course map are available on the Garrett
Trails website at www.garretttrails.org .  For more information on the
GO/RR call race director Bob Stephens at 301-616-6300.