The Duncan Banner

April 18, 2013

Simmons Center to host Stampede races Saturday

Sean Gorman / The Duncan Banner
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Runners and walkers will take to the streets of Duncan Saturday morning, when the Simmons Center hosts the 18th annual Stampede 5KRun/Walk and 10K Run.

The race is scheduled to commence at 8 a.m. at the north end of the center at 800 Chisholm Trail Parkway and the race’s route will take patricipants around the town.

All proceeds from the event will be directed to the Simmons Center Community Spirit Program, which provides assitance with the payment of recreation passes and recreation memberships to members of the community.

Sunday’s event will be sanctioned by USA Track and Field, meaning that all times will be recorded and entered into a database.

Trophies will be presented to the top finishers in each age group, and all participants will receive a medal and a T-shirt. Door prizes will also be available, courtesy of local sponsors around town.

Hopes for the event’s turnout are high, with at least 120 runners expected to participate. Last year, the race included more than 90 runners.

Registration for the event will happen right before the race, from 7:00-7:45 a.m.in the Convention Lobby North Entrance of the Simmons Center. Participation in the 5KWalk/Run will cost $25 before Sunday and $30 on Race Day while the 10K is $30 before Sunday and $35 on Race Day.

To sign up or to find out more information, contact the Simmons Center at (580)-252-2900.