United Tribes Thunderbird Run set for August 22

Bismarck, North Dakota (UTN/ICC) 8-09

United Tribes Technical College invites runners to participate in the 4th annual Thunderbird Run, set for Saturday, August 22 beginning and ending at the college campus in Bismarck.

The event is open to all participants age 14 and up who are able to complete a 13.1 mile course in 3.5 hours, a 16 minute mile pace.

The route will take runners from United Tribes to and from the Missouri River woodlands

Two competitive classes are offered: Open Division for ages 14 to 39 and Masters Division age 40 and over.

The half marathon early registration fee is $20; after August 20 the fee is $25. Also offered is a 10K Run, open to participants age 14 and over, and a 5K Fun Run/Walk (non-competitive) open to all ages. Early registration is $15 for the 10K Run and $10 for the 5K Fun Run/Walk. After August 20 the fee for either category is $5 higher.

Proceeds from the event will be used to fund a cooperative project that brings together elders and young people on one of the North Dakota reservations on the college’s governing board. This year the project will be at Three Affiliated Tribes.

A registration form is available at the college website: www.uttc.edu

For more information contact Ruth Buffalo-Zarazua 701-255-3285 x 1357, or mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..