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Sign up for July 4 Ride-Run, parade

Monday, June 10, 2002

Entry forms available

Ride-Run entries available

Entry forms for the 23rd Ride-Run event at the Star Spangled Spectacular are now available for interested athletes. Forms are available at Sportsman's and at the Perry Law Office.

The race will be held Thursday, July 4, at 7:30 a.m. starting at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Lake Avenue in Storm Lake. The route is around the lakefront.

Entry fee is $20 per team in advance (postmarked by June 27) or $25 after June 27 until the day of the race. Overall winners will receive plaques with medals for the top three finishers in each category. All competitors will receive t-shirts.

Athletes compete in teams of two with one bicycle per team. One team member begins the race on the bicycle while the second begins running the route. The bicycle is left for the second teammate to pick up and eventually pass their own running teammates. The team continue in this leapfrog fashion until both members of the team finish the 11-mile course together. This race is limited to the first 100 teams.

Big Parade deadline

Kelly Anliker, 2002 Star Spangled Spectacular Big Parade chairperson, wants to remind the public that parade entries are due June 15. After the deadline, entries will be charged $25, whether or not they are a commercial entry.

Forms may be picked up at the Storm Lake Post Office. Completed forms can be returned to the Storm Lake Post Office.

The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. with line-up beginning at 9:30 a.m., by Buena Vista University's football stadium.

The parade theme is "United We Stand," in conjunction with the Spectacular theme. Entries should be decorated to reflect the theme.

Water balloons and spraying the crowd with water is not condoned by the committee. Participants can hand out candy, but may not toss candy from vehicles, for safety reasons.

The Star Spangled Spectacular is free of charge to the public, and is funded in part by the Storm Lake Area Arts Council.

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