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Tsunami Fund Raiser in New Hampshire
This coming Saturday in Laconia, NH there will be a race to aid the survivor of last months devastating Tsunami in Asia.

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Posted Sunday, 1 February, 2004

Keith Jordan, director of the Big Lake Half-Marathon, is guiding this effort. He reports, “As athletes, we sometimes take our surroundings, our environment and our health for granted. After seeing the destruction and devastation accompanying the Tsunami in Asia, we felt that it was important to do whatever we could to help those in need. Through the great generosity of the sponsors and community, we've been able to put together this special event to celebrate the human spirit and do our part, however small, to help those much less fortunate than ourselves. This is not an event about is an event which allows you to give back to humanity, and to show your thanks for everything that's great about your world and life. Life's worth celebrating and cherishing. Say a prayer for all of those in need, and join in to help out. You might even have some fun while you're at it.”



DATE: 10:00 AM February 5, 2005.

WHERE: Pleasant Street School, Pleasant Street. Laconia, New Hampshire

WHAT: 5K Run/Walk. Open to any and all. There will be a clock at the finish line for you to check your time, but results will not be posted. It's all about participating!!!!

REGISTRATION: Pleasant Street School, from 8-9:45 AM.

ENTRY FEES: $20, $30 on event day. Registration is non-transferable. The registration fee is non-refundable. 100% of the proceeds will go to helping the victims of the Tsunami disaster in Asia. After closely looking at the various charities, we're going to donate the money to HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL ASIA TSUNAMI RESPONSE FUND, CHRISTIAN CHILDREN'S FUND CHILD ALERT, and AMERICAN RED CROSS. The High-Quality Commemorative t-shirt is not included, but can be preordered with your entry for $10. All t-shirt contributions will also go directly to charity. There is also an opportunity to make an additional contribution on the entry form. REGISTER HERE ( race_id=435)

COURSE: Flat and fast, USA Track and Field Certified 5K (3.1 miles) course through Laconia. Event is open to all walkers and runners!

HAVE FUN!: Our goal is to make this a fun event for everyone. Walk or Run, enjoy your health and your friends on a great course. Make it a celebration, wear a costume. Best costume wins a special prize! This event isn't about who is the fastest.In fact, while there will be a time clock, there will be NO results. We'll have awards for the top 3 males and females overall. You'll be able to check your time as you cross the finish line. By participating, you win! This is open to everyone-walkers, runners, baby strollers, dogs, etc.

WHAT CAN I DO IF I CAN'T MAKE IT?: This is all about raising the most money we can. If you can't participate, we encourage you to register anyway. Make a contribution. If you register AND order a t-shirt, we'll send you the shirt. Our goal is to raise $50,000 or more.

FUNDRAISE!: Another great way to raise more money is take donations from those family and friends. Every cent counts!

POST RACE PARTY: Party at Laconia Athletic and Swim Club! Following the run, we'll be offering a complimentary feast for everyone. Party down with live music by Paul Warnick at LASC. Click here to check out the sounds of Paul!

PARKING: Parking is available at Pleasant Street School, Memorial Middle School, and the surrounding streets. Please arrive early! Memorial Middle School is approximately two tenth's of a mile from the starting line at Pleasant Street School.

[b]To REGISTER on line via charge card or to print out and mail in a paper application with payment go to (



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