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Locals Lead the Pack In First Cedar Point 5K Challenge

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Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Area runners captured top honors in the men’s and women’s division in the first Cedar Point 5k Challenge held earlier this morning (Sunday, June 19) at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort.

Sixteen-year-old Michael Decker of Perkins Township was the top overall finisher with a time of 16:44.  Decker, a junior cross-country star at Perkins High School, also won first place in last fall’s Sandusky Bay Conference Meet.

“I am excited about my performance,” Decker said.  “I was pleased with my time.  It is early in the season.”

Overall, nearly 500 runners competed in the first-year event.  The race also had some national and international appeal.  There were nearly two dozen states represented in the event.  Plus, runners from Canada and Germany came abroad to race.

“It was a really nice course with some great scenery,” said Jaclyn Jensen, of Sandusky, who was the top overall finisher in the women’s division.  She had a time of 19:21.  “I think this was a great idea and event.  I hope they do it again next year.”

The race’s 5,000-meter (3.1 miles) course led runners from the tollbooths in the main parking lot, up the main midway to Frontiertown and down the other side of the midway before finishing in the park’s public picnic shelter.

A portion of the race proceeds will be used to support the cross-country teams at Sandusky High School, St. Mary Central Catholic High School and Perkins High School.

For their efforts, Decker and Jensen received plaques featuring Snoopy.  The top three male and female placers in the event’s seven different age groups also received a commemorative race medal.

For complete race results, please visit the event’s web site at:
www.cedarpoint5kchallenge.com.

Cedar Point to Host First 5K Challenge

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Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio – There will be a lot of people running around Cedar Point on Father’s Day morning, Sunday, June 19 and none of them will be getting in line for a roller coaster!

Cedar Point has announced plans to host the first Cedar Point 5K Challenge, a 5,000-meter race (3.1 miles) that will take runners along the park’s legendary midways and past the largest collection of rides and roller coasters on the planet!  The race will take place on Sunday, June 19 and will start at 7 a.m.  An Awards Ceremony will take place immediately after the race.

The entry fee for the Cedar Point 5K Challenge is $25, which includes parking on race day and a coupon good for $12 off a regular adult admission ticket to Cedar Point on Sunday, June 19.  Each participant will also receive a Tech race T-shirt.  A portion of the race proceeds will be used to support the cross-country teams at Sandusky High School, St. Mary Central Catholic High School and Perkins High School.

“The new Cedar Point 5K Challenge will be a fun way to raise money for local schools,” said John Hildebrandt, general manager of Cedar Point.  “Running through the park in the morning when it is empty of guests is something you don’t get to do very often.  It will be a real treat for the runners.”

Plaques featuring Snoopy will be awarded to the overall male and female finishers. The top three male and female placers in the following age groups: 13 and under; 14 to 19; 20 to 29; 30 to 39; 40 to 49; 50 to 59; and 60 and older; will each receive a commemorative race medal.

Participants must preregister to be a part of this exciting new race.  Entry forms are available by visiting the race’s web site: www.cedarpoint5kchallenge.com, which was developed by the web design class at Perkins High School.  All entries must be submitted by Sunday, June 12.  Preregistration is required.  There will not be any day-of-race registration.

Race packet pickup will take place on Friday, June 17 (from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and on Saturday, June 18 (from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay indoor waterpark resort.

For more information about the Cedar Point 5K Challenge, please visit the race’s web site at: www.cedarpoint5kchallenge.com or www.cedarpoint.com.

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