TWIN CITIES MARATHON News Release
Contact: Dan Finanger
952-925-3500, ext. 12
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TWIN CITIES 10 MILE IS FULL
100 SPOTS AVAILABLE THROUGH A SILENT AUCTION
MINNEAPOLIS, July 20, 2000 - In its 2nd year, the Twin Cities 10 Mile,
a part of the Twin Cities Marathon weekend, reached its field limit of
2,500 in record time on July 19, 2000. Due to the early closure, Twin
Cities Marathon will auction off 100 additional 10 mile race entries to
benefit its selected charities: Bolder Options, Second Harvest Food Banks
of the Twin Cities and the Twin Cities Marathon Scholarship Program for
High School Cross Country/Track Student Athletes.
The minimum bid is $50 and one bid is allowed per person. Bids must be
accompanied by a check or money order made out to the Twin Cities
Marathon. Checks for non-winning bids will be returned. All bids must be
postmarked no later than Monday, August 7, 2000 and should be mailed to:
Twin Cities 10 Mile- Silent Auction, 2925 Dean Parkway, Suite 110,
Minneapolis, MN 55416. The 100 highest bids will be accepted for entry
into the 2000 Twin Cities 10 Mile and winners will be notified as soon as
possible after the auction. All amounts over $25 registration fee are tax
deductible and will benefit the three charities.
Bolder Options links at-risk youth with adult runners and bikers in a
12-week program that teaches them about running and setting goals for
leading healthy, positive lives. During that time, the youth participate
in two 5K and one 10K races.
The local Second Harvest Food Banks are part of America's Second
Harvest network, the country's largest hunger relief organization.
The scholarship program is in its first year of development and will
benefit local area high school seniors who are involved in running through
either cross country or track.
For more information on the 2000 Twin Cities Marathon designated
charities, please visit the Twin Cities Marathon Website at
Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. is a non-profit organization that directs
the Twin Cities Marathon as a community service for the Minneapolis/St.