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Online Registration Opens for 14th Annual Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Event
Slated September 1, 2007 inGaithersburg, MD

5K Run Limited to first 1,000 people who register

Gaithersburg, MD - June 8, 2007- The Kentlands Community Foundation announced today that online registration will open on June 15, 2007 for its 14th Annual Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Run, Walk and Kids Fun Runs, set for Saturday, September 1st. 2007. Online registration is available through the Foundation's website at at a discount registration rate through mid-August. Mail-in registration will begin in mid-July.

While over 1,500 participants have registered for the community event in the past, the 5K Run will be limited to the first 1,000 registered participants this year. "We're still offering unlimited participation in the 5K Walk and Kids Fun Runs, but we felt that limiting participation to the first 1,000 5K Run registrants would be the best way to assure the highest level of safety and provide runners with the most accurate race results, too." noted Steve Solbeck, Race Director.

What has become a community tradition as part of Labor Day Weekend, the 5K event will feature a newly-designed course this year, giving participants the opportunity to experience the best in new urbanist neighborhoods as they wind through both the Kentlands and Lakelands. As in the past, the event will offer not only a 5K Run and Walk, but two (2) Kids Fun Runs and its well-renowned post-race Festival in the newly-designed Market Street Plaza, located in the business section between Market Street East and Market Street West, and just north of Main Street.

"This is the Foundation's biggest event of the year. It allows us to bring folks together for a fun, family-oriented activity, showcase our unique walkable communities, and make a positive difference in the lives of local families in need when we share 50% of the Race proceeds with another local charity, the Dolores C. Swoyer Camp Scholarship Fund," added Foundation Chair Clyde Horton.

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