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Registration is now open for Chatfield Western Days Stampede

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Features

Registration is now open for the 2012 Chatfield Western Days Stampede road races.

The 18th annual Stampede is scheduled for Saturday morning, Aug. 11, during Western Days. The starting gun for the 10K race will go off at 8 a.m., with the two-mile race at about 9:15 a.m. A free one-mile fun run follows.

The race will use online registration this year for pre-registrations. To register, go to www.wayzataresults.com, click on the Online Entries button at the top right and follow the instructions. Registration forms can also be downloaded from the Rochester Track Club Web site, or obtained by e-mailing race director Chris Frye at ccfrye53@gmail.com or calling him at 507-696-3500. Forms are also available at Dave’s Barbershop and Sunshine Foods in Chatfield.

Advance registration, which goes through Thursday, Aug. 9, is $25 with a Stampede T-shirt and $15 without a shirt. Registration the morning of the race is $28 with a T-shirt and $18 without. Youths age 15 and under receive a $5 discount. There’s a family maximum (for a family of four or more) of $50 without T-shirts and $75 with. Same-day registration for all races opens at 7 a.m. behind the old elementary school in downtown Chatfield. With one registration fee, a runner can participate in either or both races.

Runners in the Stampede10K and two-mile races will compete in the 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and above age groups. Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in both the 10K and two-mile races. In addition, medals will go the top three male and female finishers in each of the nine different age groups.

Proceeds from the event go to the Chatfield High School cross country team.

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