Rutland's Crowley road races for young and old

The mission of the Crowley Road Race is to educate and promote youth and adult fitness and to fight cardiovascular disease, the prime killer of Americans.

The Annual Crowley Brothers' 10K Road Race, Vermont State Championship, is the best and oldest 10K in New England. June 13-14 marks the popular Rutland-area Crowley events this year. Other race day events are the 10K relay, 5K, 5K fitness walk, 5K corporate challenge, the Kids' Downtown Mile Fun Run, and the on-site health fair.

This year, with the support from the Rutland County community, various sponsors, and the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce, there are race weekend events designed for the athlete on all levels and to attract spectators and visitors.

The weekend kicks-off on Saturday, June 13, with the annual Crowley Brothers' Sport and Fitness Expo (10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) to be held at the Rutland Middle School Keefe Gym on Library Avenue.

Sunday, June 14, is the main event of the certified RRCA 10K and 5K road races and includes the 10K re-lay, the 5K fitness walk, 5K Corporate Challenge Walk, and the annual Kids' Downtown Mile Run. All races start at 8 a.m.

Running in the 10K, for the second consecutive year, is one of America's most celebrated runners, Bill Rodgers. Also attending is Joan Benoit Samuelson, the first woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal in the first woman's Olympic Marathon; she will also be running the 10K.

TheKids' Downtown Mile Run is slated to be bigger than past years events. This race has grown from 50 runners to approximately 300 in the past few years. Children from the Rutland County schools participate in

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this event along with young runners from other states, and Canada. on Sunday, June 14th, from noon- p.m.,

Now in its thirty third year, plan to be at the annual running of the Crowley Brothers' is Sunday, June 14, at 8 a.m., and at the third annual Sport and Fitness Expo Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more detals contact Mike Lannon at 558-2328 or crowleyroadrace@aol.com. To register on-line: www.crowleyroadrace.com.

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