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November 13, 2008
Snowflake Derby set for December 14
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The annual Snowflake Derby has been scheduled for Sunday, December 14, at 2:30 p.m. CST on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana. Entry fees for pre-registered runners are $15, while race-day registration will be $20. Race-day registration will run from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Physical Activities Center.
All pre-registered entries must be received by December 8 and pre-registered runners will receive a Snowflake Derby knit running cap on race day. Knit running caps will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. If supplies run out, the caps will be mailed to all participants as soon as possible.
This year's event will be run entirely on grass and dirt (or mud) trails. Hills, hay bails, log jumps, and creek crossings will all be part of a terrain that varies from flat, to rolling hills, to short, steep inclines and declines. The start and finish will be at the Screaming Eagles Valley Cross Country and Disc Golf Complex on the south end of campus.
Awards go to the top three male and female finishers overall, plus the top two male and female finishers in the following age groups: 15–under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-over. Food and drinks will be provided after the race.
All proceeds from the events benefit the USI cross country and track and field programs. For an entry form or more information, call USI Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach Mike Hillyard at (812) 465-1232 or contact him via email.
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