2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier Patrick Rizzo leads local elite runner field
DENVER - (November 2, 2011) - Growing to an anticipated 3,000 participants, the 2011 Race for Fetal Hope presented by the Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health on Sunday, November 13 has added prize money as part of its awards. By offering an incentive to top overall winners, the Race for Fetal Hope, voted one of Colorado's top 5K events, is attracting a number of runners, including local elites in several age categories.
The confirmed elite runners in the Men's Division are Patrick Rizzo, who recently qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston in January, and has a track 5000m best of 14:09 and marathon best of 2:15:48. Joining Rizzo is Adam Rich, with Boulder Running Company/adidas Team, and the USATF Colorado 5K champion with a time of 15:29. Lastly, 10-year-old Tyler Scholl will be running, with a road 5K best of 16:25.
Leading the Women's Division will be Lori Walker, also on the Boulder Running Company/adidas Team, who has been tearing up Colorado Road races with top performances in the 5K. Brianne Lippoldt Nelson, the reigning half-marathon USATF Colorado champion will be also racing, along with Megan Sullivan Green who has a 5K best of 17:00. The Scholl family is well represented, as 14-year-old Tabor Scholl, who recently won the Colorado State XC championships, has a personal best 5K of 17:59.
While the 8th event focuses not only on the run/walk, but also its growing Family Festival and "Celebrating Life" theme, it resonates with many participants in the area for its fun, family atmosphere, spanning age and activity level.
The Race for Fetal Hope will take place November 13th at Washington Park in Denver. All proceeds benefit its parent company, the Fetal Hope Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Colorado with an international reach.
For more information on the event, contact Talitha McGuinness at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fetalhope.org.
this article Courtesy of Running USA wire