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Registration strong for Dinosaur Half

Runners are lining up for the first Community Futures Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon, and so far, it is mostly women.
In the most recent breakdown of registrants The Mail received, it shows out of the 95 entries received by the end of June, 71 were female runners.
The Dinosaur Half goes on Sunday, September 12 and has a strong number of walkers and runners entered. While the majority of participants are coming from Calgary, the second highest number taking on the course are from Drumheller. Other participants come from all over Alberta, and few from Saskatchewan.
  On the website participants are given the choice running or walking the half marathon. As well, there will be a five kilometre walk and run event in which most people could participate. 
One of the organizers Colin Kloot says he would like to see more local participation, especially in the five kilometre race.
“The 5K is a family event, strollers are allowed,” said Kloot.
He adds there are other ways to get involved in the race rather than running. The event is in need of volunteers on the day of the race to help in all kinds of capacities.  Individuals or companies can also get involved through sponsorship for the Dinosaur Half.
For those aiming too take on the full half marathon, Kloot says it is not to late to give it a shot, although it will take some determination.
“If you start  training now, you could lumber through,” he said, adding runners can run and walk. A healthy person could walk the entire half marathon course in about four hours.
For more information on the Dinosaur half, go to www.dinosaurhalf.com. There is information on registration, volunteering and sponsorship.

Volleyball tourney supports kidney research

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In all 14 teams bumped, set and spiked their way to raising about $400 for kidney research in the name of Daylen Ostopowich. 

Last Thursday, July 8 the second annual summer volleyball tournament organized by Jenn Potter went at the Newcastle Recreation area. Last year the funds from the tournament supported her school’s volleyball team. This year, as she graduated, she decided to put the funds towards something more altruistic.
Last week’s edition of inSide Drumheller brought readers the story of Daylen Ostopowich. He suffers from Nephrotic Syndrome. He and his family have begun a kidney research fund in Daylen’s name to raise funds for the Roy and Vi Baay Chair in Kidney Research.
Jenn says she learned of Daylen’s story and it inspired her to put the funds from the tournament towards the cause.
There was some great action on the grass courts as teams went four on four to win the top prize, and to raise funds for a good cause.
To support the fund, organizers fired up the barbecue and served up burgers for players and spectators alike. Potter said they are grateful to Encana, which supplied the barbecue. IGA supplied ice water, and Potter Denture Clinic, Hi-Way-9 Express and Jim and Morag Gallion supplied the food.
  In the end, the team of Joey Browning, Kirby Travis, Jasmine Mraz, and Matt Mohan beat out the team of Dylan Schellenberg, Trent Ouellette, Cole Cheveldave and Sean Davies to win the championship.

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