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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Free 6-Week Walk/Run Training

In partnership with the Montectio YMCA, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara is offering a FREE 6-Week Training Program to help participants of all ability levels prepare for the 20th Annual Walk/Run taking place on Sunday, October 14. 100% of proceeds from the Walk/Run benefit local cancer research through Cancer Center's Clinical Research Program.


First-time exercisers, those seeking to get back into shape, cancer patients and survivors, experienced athletes, and past event participants are all welcome to participate! Weekly workouts will be provided to help you reach your distance and time goals for the 5K (3.1-mile) or 10K (6.2-mile) course.

Walk/Run Training Sessions:

· Dates: Tuesdays, September 4 - October 9

Culminating in the Cancer Center Walk/Run on Sunday, October 14

· Time: 5:30p.m. (participants determine duration of training session)

· Location: Leabetter Beach Park* (Look for the blue Cancer Center pop-up tent!)

*On 9/25, the group will meet at Montecito Union School so that participants can practice the event course.

Advance registration is required. For registration and more information about the training program and Walk, please call the Cancer Center at (805) 898-2204 or visit www.ccsb.org/walkrun2012.

Billy Collins & Aimee Mann

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