WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2014; Half Marathon begins at 7:30 AM. One Miler Fun Run/Walk for Deb Boyles begins at 8:00 AM.
CONTACT NAME AND INFORMATION: AunJelle Burton (337) 842-5879;
EVENT LOCATION: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 301 Center Circle Drive, Sulphur, LA 70663
DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: What has become SWLA’s premiere half marathon in Sulphur, LA all started with running for Jimbo. A group of woman runners calling themselves the SPAR Stars were training for a half marathon when one of their husbands was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than travelling to run out of town, the SPAR Stars decided to “Run for Jimbo” and raise money for his family. The event was supported by the community and is now a fundraiser for other organizations and families.
This year’s beneficiary is Deb Boyles, who is fighting breast cancer, and the Sulphur High School Cross Country team. All proceeds from the one miler benefit Deb Boyles’ Kick Cancer fund. SHS Country team has volunteered as split timers along the route since 2010.
Running 13.1 miles is difficult, even for the trained participant. Running a mile is difficult for a cancer survivor. SWLA is encouraged to support this event by running, walking, donating, or cheering along the route.
ESTIMATE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: Half Marathon = 100, One Mile = 50
Runners participating in the half marathon are traveling from Texas, Mississippi, and 4 parishes in Louisiana.
Half Marathon-Individual $45 (12/1/13 – 01/31/14) / $55 (2/1/14 – 2/13/14) / $65 (2/14/14-2/15/14)
Half Marathon-2 person relay $90 (12/1/13 – 01/31/14) / $110 (2/1/14 – 2/13/14) / $130 (2/14/14-2/15/14)
One Miler $20 (12/1/13 – 01/31/14) / $25 (2/1/14 – 2/13/14) / $30 (2/14/14-2/15/14)
(Registration for this event is free for ages 5 years and younger.)
Registration forms are available at the following locations:
Sulphur= SPAR Recreation & Aquatic Center, Dynamic Dimensions, Hibbett Sports, Planet Nutrition
Lake Charles= Capitol Cyclery, Tri-Running, Athlete’s Corner, GiGi’s Downtown, Allie’s Project Fit, MSU Rec Center
PACKET PICK UP:
Friday, February 14 4:30-6:30 PM
Quality Inn & Suites, 320 South Cities Service Hwy, Sulphur, LA 70663 (Near Exit 23)
Saturday, February 15 6:00-7:00 AM
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 301 Center Circle, Sulphur, LA 70663 (Near Maplewood School)
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
Packet Pickup 6:00-7:00 AM
Race Begins 7:30 AM
Awards 10:00 AM
One Miler: Kick Cancer for Deb
Packet Pickup 6:45-7:30 AM
Race Begins 8:00 AM
AGE GROUP CATEGORIES & AWARDS:
Overall male and female; Overall Grand Masters male and female; top overall male and female runners in each age group: 19 years and younger, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older. Registered participants completing course within the 3.5 hour time limit will receive commemorative medal.
One Miler: Kick Cancer for Deb
Overall male & female. Registered participants completing course will receive a commemorative medal.
From Lake Charles
Travel west on I-10 toward Texas. Take exit 23 for LA-108 (Cities Service Hwy.) Travel north on LA-108 to Maplewood Drive. Turn right onto Maplewood Drive. Take 2nd left onto Center Circle or park in Maplewood School parking lot.
Travel east on I-10 toward Lake Charles. Take exit 23 for LA-108 (Cities Service Hwy.) toward Industries/Sulphur. Keep left at the fork to continue toward LA-108 N. Take next exit to merge onto LA-108 N. Turn right at Maplewood Drive. Take 2nd left onto Center Circle or park in Maplewood School parking lot.