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Seeking participants for Oakland Running Festival, coming March 22–23

Logo from Oakland Running Festival websiteSave the date and start training now! All interested staff and their friends and family are invited to join the UCOP team of runners and volunteers for the Oakland Running Festival, taking place the weekend of March 22–23, 2014.

The festival, now in its fifth year, features a 5K, half-marathon, marathon and a marathon-relay through downtown Oakland on Sunday, March 23. The day before, Saturday, March 22, there will be an exposition at the Oakland Marriott City Center, where runners can pick up their race packets and find vendors from the fitness, running and health care industries.

The UCOP team needs both runners and volunteers to staff the expo and support the runners during the race. The marathon-relay requires four runners, with divisions for men, women and coed teams. Another team option is the Corporate Cup relay for teams in which at least two members work for the same company. UCOP may have multiple Corporate Cup teams in each division.

UCOP runners will receive a discount on the race entry fees, which range from $35 to $200 depending on the event, by entering a discount code when registering. If you would like to participate as a runner or volunteer, have questions or would like the discount code to register as a UCOP runner, contact Brendan O’Callaghan at Brendan.O’

You can register through the festival website, but don’t register until you have the code, because you can’t apply the discount after you register.

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