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5K Run & Walk Saturday in Gulfport

There's still time to register for the 3rd Annual J. West Prostate Cancer 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom.

Prostate cancer survivor and race director, Mike Calamari - also known as Coach Mike - is expecting nearly 200 participants in this year's charity run. If you haven't registered yet, there's still time to sign up for the fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom.

Calamari says the J. West Prostate Cancer 5K Run & Walk has raised nearly $10,000 the past two years. He hopes to keep the momentum going to help raise money for the Jim West Prostate Cancer Foundation.

3rd Annual J. West Prostate Cancer 5K Run & Walk

Runners and walkers can register online at www.Active.com or in person during the Mini Health, Nutrition & Fitness Fair on Friday, Jan. 4 between 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Late registration will also be available to day of the race between 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 8 a.m. All participants will receive a t-shirt and there will be live music, food and prize drawings. Awards will be given out for overall male and female runners from different age groups between 14 & under and 80+!

Mini Health, Nutrition & Fitness Fair

  • Date: Friday, Jan. 4
  • Time: 12 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Gulfport Casino Ballroom
  • Price: Free

The free fair will feature:

  • Prostate Cancer Screening (PSA) Blood Test Only
  • Dr. Douglas Moss, Orthopedist
  • Be The Match, National Marrow Donor Program
  • Spinal Correction Center
  • Bond Thomas, Chiropractic
  • St. Anthony’s Hospital
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Happy Feet – Birkenstock
  • Great American Natural Products
  • Fit2Run
  • Organic Produce
  • Qivana, Natural Health Systems
  • The Long House
  • GNLD Intl. Whole Food Nutritional Supplements

For more information: Contact Race Director Mike Calamari at (727) 638-2389 or email diggermc@earthlink.net.

Related Articles:

Prostate Cancer Awareness Event Marks Two Solid Years of Success (Jan. 2012 First 5K Run for Prostate Cancer in Gulfport a Huge Success (Jan. 2011) Gulfport's Coach Mike at the Helm of Saturday's 5K Run & Walk (Jan. 2011)

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