Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The 17th Annual ‘Say No To Drugs’ Holiday Classic Puts the “Merry” Back in Christmas

The 17th Annual ‘Say No To Drugs’ Holiday Classic Puts the “Merry” Back in Christmas

The ‘Say No To Drugs’ Holiday Classic 5K/10K Race in Clearwater is holding its 17th annual race at 8:00am on December 17, 2005 held for Tampa Bay residents committing themselves to drug-free lives.

Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) November 17, 2005

The Race Directors of the ‘Say No To Drugs’ Holiday Classic 5K/10K announced they will be holding their 17th annual race over the new Memorial Causeway Bridge in Clearwater on Saturday, December 17th, 2005 - the very first 5K/10K to run over the new bridge. Proceeds will go to organizations that foster drug-free lives such as the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, the Drug Free Marshals and others.

The traditional 5K/10K race has a brand-new starting line and registration area – and will start at 8:00am from the entrance to the new Memorial Causeway Bridge, where Chestnut and Pierce streets meet. Registration is at the Pinellas County parking garage at the corner of Court St., & Osceola Ave. The race ends at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach with shuttle buses bringing runners and family back over to the Fort Harrison Hotel auditorium for the traditional awards breakfast. This free awards breakfast will be in full regalia this year with the famous homemade pancakes, door prizes and vendor booths. And to top it off, a $1,000 prize purse will be distributed to the top finishers.

With over 100 races in the Tampa Bay area, the ‘Say No To Drugs’ Holiday Classic ranks amongst the top in drawing elite athletes.

The race is known for its contribution to the community making this one of the best races ever to go to. “Drugs are the bane of our society, but what we like to focus on are the rewards of a healthy and positive lifestyle – plus living a drug-free like is more fun” said Race Director, Brooke Daniells.

Sponsors and donors of the event include 92.5FM Outlaw Country, Natures Food Patch, Sweet Tomatoes, Jamba Juice, Einstein Bros’ Bagels, Boston Bill Sunglasses, Starbucks Coffee, Mandalay Realty and many, many more!

For information and registration, visit the website at www. SayNoToDrugs. com Discounts apply for early registration.

About Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic:

The ‘Say No To Drugs’ Holiday Classic Race was started in 1988 by world-class runner and Scientologist Sandra Johnson, who was the captain of the Dianetics Running Team at the time. She got her inspiration by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard who wrote extensively on the subject of drugs and developed an extremely effective drug rehabilitation method which is currently in use all over the world. The race advocates healthy and drug-free living and supports many organizations with proceeds from the race such as the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, Drug Free Marshals and the most effective drug rehabilitation organization in the world, Narconon.