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The Great Skate of Texas
Plano, TX
Start Date:
Saturday, June 12, 2004
End Date:
Saturday, June 12, 2004
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Marathon, 1/2 marathon and more
Race Type:

Looking Back

The 2003 event proved to be a wonderfully successful event. Thousands of dollars were raised for the Hereditary Colon Cancer Association. The first ever use of the AMB i.t. Elite system at an inline event in the United States proved to an outstandingly safe alternative to traditional computer timing systems, and smiles were on the faces of participants, volunteers and spectators alike. We can never say thank you enough to the many sponsors, participants and volunteers who support this event.

Looking Ahead

Planning for the 2004 event began, for all practical purposes, upon conclusion of our 2003 race. The mission for this event is to educate the public regarding colon cancer. Its obvious when such an easily treated and preventable disease by all accounts has such large numbers of deaths each year, the public is simply not aware of the basic facts about colon cancer. In addition to educating the public, the mission also calls for media attention. As such, we are working diligently with the various events to foster more attention to the disease. As such the events offered for Saturday, June 12, 2004 will change slightly:

Saturday Morning:
Full AND Half inline marathon NEW
Competitive Youth Sprints (a serious event for talented young skaters) NEW
Texas 5k Run Around
5k Recreation Skate
1-mile fun skate / walk

Saturday Evening Banquet:
A celebration to honor top finishers from the morning's events, colon cancer survivors, and a chance to meet our special guests will take place Saturday night. We are looking at a variety of special guests including Cammi Granato, U.S. Gold Medallist. Another special guest is colon cancer survivor Molly McMaster who skated 2000 miles from New York to Colorado to help raise awareness of the disease. She is also the creator of the "Colossal Colon" and founder of Rolling to Recovery. We are also looking into the possibility of having a live band perform at the banquet.

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