Run/Walk Benefits Area Food Pantry

Press Release

December 27, 2006 - Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina (NC) - The South Brunswick Islands Interchurch Council will hold its 3rd annual Ocean Isle Beach 2007 Run/Walk For Food on Saturday, January 6 at Ocean Isle Beach. This annual half-marathon and 5K run is a major fund-raising event benefiting the Councilís food pantry, which serves between 75 and 100 families every Saturday from its location in downtown Shallotte.

Both races begin at 9 a.m. along a USATF-certified course that begins in front of the Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall and takes runners to the mainland and back over the Odell Williamson high-rise bridge with its scenic views of the island and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

Early entry registration is $30 for the half-marathon and $25 for the 5K; the fee includes a logo-design long-sleeved T-shirt. After January 2 fees go up by $5 each.

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female runners in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 and up. The grand prize in both the male and female top finishers in the half-marathon is a weekend at the beach, courtesy of Hobbs Realty of Holden Beach.

For more information or a registration form, contact Ardith Shaw at 910-754-4581. Registration forms are available at area sporting goods stores. Participants may also register at www.active.com. The South Brunswick Interchurch Council is a coalition of Christian churches of all denominations working together to meet the needs of the poor and underprivileged in the South Brunswick area, providing emergency food, shelter, transportation and medical assistance.

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