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Strands.com Announces Inaugural Strands 5K in Corvallis

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CORVALLIS, Ore. - (September 8, 2009) - Strands.com 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 Childhelp.org 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 www.strands5k.com, call the race hotline at (541) 740-5306, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Gotcher, De Reuck win USA 20 km titles

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from USATF -NEW HAVEN - Bret Gotcher (Flagstaff, Ariz.), was top man in a three-way battle for the men's title Monday at the USA 20 km Championships in New Haven, Conn., as Colleen De Reuck (Boulder, Colo.), took control before halfway to win the women's crown. Gotcher was timed in 58:57, while De Reuck ran1:07:21. At 45, De Reuck is the oldest woman to win a major U.S. championship.