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August 11, 2010

Running: Big crowd, Bill Rodgers expected for ice cream race

PINE TOWNSHIP — More than 1,000 runners are expected to take part Aug. 18 in Courtney’s Ice Cream Race in Pine Township near Grove City.

The race is the final leg of the annual Twilight Quad and will convene at 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Grove City Medical Center.

Taking part in the event will be 4-time Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon winner Bill Rodgers.

Rodgers, 62, ran in the marathons in 2009 for the 10th time.

The ice cream race will feature a 5K course and a half-mile kids race. Following the race will be an all-you-can-eat ice cream buffet featuring more than 140 gallons.

The 2009 race had over 900 participants who consumed 125 gallons of ice cream. Earlier legs of the Twilight Quad this summer included the Strawberry Days 5K, the Fredonia Firemen’s 5K and the Chase at the Lake, held at Lake Latonka near Mercer.

Registration for the event can be done online at runhigh.com through Monday night.

For more information, contact S. Mark Courtney at smc@runhigh.com or 724-866-1374.

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