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Winter Park races benefit Shining Stars

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Check out one of the most stunning race courses in all of Colorado. Shining Stars Foundation is hosting the Winter Park Half Marathon & 5K on June 27. All proceeds benefit the Shining Stars Foundation, bringing hope to children with cancer or other life threatening illnesses.

The Half-Marathon course will take place almost entirely on remote dirt roads and trails. It is a single-loop course beginning at approximately 8,700 feet and traveling above 9,500 feet. Aid stations will be on course complete with water, sports drink, and food.

The 5K race will take place on Grand Park’s trail system. An aid station will be available at the finish line.

Many sponsorship opportunities are still available, both cash and in-kind. Business owners can gain great exposure for their business and make a difference in a child’s life. Contact us by calling 970-726-8009 or emailing Race@ShiningStarsFoundation.org. Sponsorship packets can be downloaded on our website.

Competitors can register online at http://www.ShiningStarsFoundation.org , or by contacting the Shining Stars office at 970-726-8009 or emailing Heather@ShiningStarsFoundation.org. Discounts are available for Grand County residents. Grand County students K-12 race for free!

A pre-party is scheduled the night of Friday, June 26, from 5-8 p.m. at Rise and Shine Bakery in Winter Park.

Winter Park Half Marathon & 5K racers receive discounted tickets to the 13th Annual Blues From the Top Festival in downtown Winter Park, as well as 20 percent lodging discounts at Beaver Village Lodge and The Viking Lodge. For more information, visit http://www.shiningstarsfoundation.org/winter-park-half-marathon.

The Shining Stars Foundation transforms lives through year-round recreational and social programs for children and their families challenged with pediatric cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. All programs are provided at no cost to the children or their families.

The Foundation is a local charity and has provided services to 5,812 clients last year including children, families, medical support teams, volunteers, and supporters. Over 95 percent of every dollar spent goes directly to fund the Foundation’s programs placing it in the top 1 percent nationally for nonprofit spending.

To learn more about the Shining Stars Foundation, visit http://www.ShiningStarsFoundation.org.


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