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Posted: September 14, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

(RWire) Athletics: Announces Inaugural Strands 5K in Corvallis

October 24th event offers $13,000 in prize money; Childhelp benefit

CORVALLIS, Ore. - (September 8, 2009) - will host the inaugural edition of the Strands 5K in Corvallis on Saturday, October 24. The race will feature a community 5K, a children's race, post-race party and a prize purse totaling $13,000.

All race proceeds benefit Childhelp, an organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp's mission is to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children through advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach. Find more ways to get involved or information on how to donate directly through the website.

Prize money is only available to U.S. citizens and will be distributed 6-deep as follows for the men's and women's Open field: $3000, $1500, $750, $600, $400 and $250.

The 5K race will begin at 9:00am PST on October 24. The children's race will begin at 10:00am, followed by an awards ceremony and post-race party outside Strands headquarters at Central Park in Corvallis.

Online registration is $15, while mail-in and race day registration is $20. The first 100 people to register online will receive free entry. Online registration will begin on Monday, September 14. For more information and a race registration link, visit the race website at, call the race hotline at (541) 740-5306, or email

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