3rd Annual Love 2 Run-Lawrence 4-Mile set for Saturday, February 11th

The unique 4-mile, couples themed race will be held again this year on Saturday, February 11th, beginning at 9:00am. The race will start and end at Free State High school.

This event allows you to team up with your loved one or friend and compete as a couple. Ages are added together for each couple to be placed in its respective age division. Final results are tabulated by combining each team member’s time over the 4-mile course.

The proceeds of the event will be donated to The Head for the Cure Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding in the fight against brain cancer. The Head for the Cure-Lawrence 5k was held back in October of 2011 which gathered a record 530 participants in its 3rd year.

The USATF Certified course begins in the North parking lot of Free State High school, heads East on Overland Drive, works its way onto 6th street and heads west. The course then takes a turn to the North and winds its way through some of the neighborhoods behind Free State. The runners then make their way back to Wakarusa, then onto Overland Drive to finish in the North parking lot where it started.

The 2010 event hosted 200 finishers, and in 2011, 220 participants had signed up for the event but only drew 180 due to the snow and ice which fell on Lawrence that weekend. The event had to be shortened to a 5k for safety reasons. However, this year’s race is expected to have its largest turnout yet due to the amazing weather the area has had in the past few weeks.

One of the highlights of last year’s event didn’t occur on the roads. During the awards ceremony, an age group winner proposed to his teammate/girlfriend and Love 2 Run had its first ever engagement proposal.

Online registration and more information can be found at www.love2runku.com.

When: Saturday, February 11, 2012 Time: 9:00am Where: The 4 mile course will start and finish on the Free State HS - 4700 Overland Dr, Lawrence, KS

Pick up your packet or register at Garry Gribble's Running Sports at 839 Mass Street. Friday, February 10 from 3:00-6:00pm

Race morning at the Free State HS: Saturday, February 11 from 8:00-9:00am

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