Consider half-marathon for tuneup


Runners looking to tune up for the Marine Corps, New York, Philadelphia or another fall marathon might want to consider the Watershed Half-Marathon on Oct. 1.

It is part of the Watershed Biathlon (2.5-mile run, 13.1-mile bike, 2.5-mile run) and Half-Marathon package being produced by the Tri-Maryland Triathlon Club.

"The selection of the course was up to Baltimore County Police," says event director Brad Jaeger. "It starts at Loch Raven High School, goes out Cromwell Bridge Road to Loch Raven Reservoir, to Peerce's Plantation and back.

"It finishes on the track. All the roads will be closed to traffic, which was a miracle in itself."

The event will offer $2,000 in prize money, equally divided. First-place prizes of $250 will be awarded to the top male and female finisher in the half-marathon.

"The rest of the money will be divided up based on percentages of men and women in each race," says Jaeger. "We figure it's more fair to divvy it up this way depending on who comes out to the races."

Labor Day run

Zak Haki and Maureen Hall won their divisions of yesterday's Provident Bank Labor Day 5K at the Avalon Area of Patapsco State Park. The top runners among the 708 finishers:

Males: 1. Zak Haki, 24, 14:59; 2. Mark Gilmore, 27, 15:16; 3. Robert Magin, 24, 15:21; 4. John Reich, 26, 15:29; 5. James Pryde, 42, 15:40; 6. Neville Ander

son, 33, 15:45; 7. Craig Chasse, 25, 16:03; 8. Paul Peterson, 41, 16:08; 9. Jeff Delautter, 34, 16:13; 10. Dennis Contois, 34, 16:17. Masters: 1. Pryde.

Females: 1. Maureen Hall, 30, 18:15; 2. Barbara Sullivan, 38, 19:28; 3. Donna Lewis, 40, 19:41; 4. Alice Klages, 41, 19:49; 5. Maribeth Fischer, 30, 19:52; 6. Nelda Clelland, 37, 19:58; 7. Meg Mitchell, 23, 19:59; 8. Gloria Ackerman, 34, 20:10; 9. Suzanne Sclafani, 17, 20:16; 10. Megan McNew, 16, 20:35. Masters: 1. Klages.

Cardinal run

The second Cardinal 5K Run will be held at Calvert Hall College High School on Sept. 30 at 8 a.m.

Entry fee is $12 before race day and $15 on race day. Commemorative T-shirts will be given to all entrants, and prize money will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the open division and the top two in the masters field. Special awards for Calvert Hall faculty, students and alumni also will be awarded.

For information, call Mary Bondyra (410) 515-2425.

Streak tribute

Bob Ray, whose 10,381 consecutive days of running is believed to be the second longest in the world, will pay tribute to Cal Ripken's streak tomorrow when he and running partner Ray Lorden run 21.30 miles.

"We were scheduled to do 20 miles on Friday, anyway," Ray said.

Coming events

Saturday, WRRC Track Carnival, Western Maryland College, 8 a.m., (410) 876-7127.

Saturday, MCRRC Along the C&O; Relay 50-miler, 9 a.m., (301) 353-0200.

Saturday, Hampshire Heritage Days 10K, Romney, W.Va., 9 a.m., (304) 822-3182.

Saturday, BRRC Cross Country 3-miler, Baybrook Park, 10 a.m., (410) 243-3153.

Sunday, BRRC Executive Stampede 5-miler, Hunt Valley, 8 a.m., (410) 243-3153.

Sunday, Maryland Relay Service 4-Mile Run and 4-Mile Relay, Bay Cafe, 8 a.m., (410) 882-5455.

Sunday, RASAC Sweet Air Trail Run 5-miler, Sweet Air, 8 a.m., (410) 679-2629.

Sunday, Annapolis Striders' Dawson's 5-Miler, Severna Park High School, 8 a.m., (410) 268-1165.

Sunday, Tri-Maryland Mountain Man Triathlon (1.1M swim, 56M bike, 13.1M run), Hagerstown, (410) 882-6103.

Sept. 16, Pennant Race with Tim Bishop 5K, Camden Yards, 9 a.m., (410) 377-8882.

Sept. 17, Union Mills 8K, Union Mills, 8 a.m., (410) 848-3216.

Sept. 17, Down Syndrome 5K Airport Run, 3K Family Walk, Linthicum, 8:15 a.m., (410) 765-2648.

Sept. 17, RASAC Golf Course 5K, Aberdeen Proving Ground, 9 a.m., (410) 838-0871.

Sept. 17, Sports Focus Magazine Biathlon (3M run, 15M bike, 3M run) and Inline Skate (15M), Germantown, (410) 882-6103.

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