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by Ken Raymond Published: March 5, 2013
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And a race for everyone else

The Red Earth Run will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday along the Oklahoma River trails.

The event — which includes a 5k race, 1-mile fun run and a variety of family activities — will be held at Wheeler Park, 1125 S Western Ave.

Early registration is $25 for adults and $20 for those 18 and under. Those who register early will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Register online at

Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. and is $30 for adults and $25 for those 18 and under. T-shirts may not be available for those who register the day of the event.

Companies or tribes can enter teams in the Red Earth Run Challenge Cup competition. The organization with the best overall times in the 5k will receive a trophy.

The long run will be a USATF-sanctioned event featuring electronic chip timing. The proceeds benefit Red Earth, Inc. Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners and the top three finishers in standard five-year age groups. Awards will be presented immediately after the run.


Learn about treatment options

About one in 200 Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Such diseases are painful and debilitating.

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America will host an informational program for patients and their families, helping them learn more about the diseases and their treatment. The program, called “Treatment Approaches in IBD: Options to Consider,” will include an interactive presentation by Dr. Tauseef Ali and a question-and-answer session.

It will begin at 6 p.m. April 3, at the Samis Family Education Center at the OU Health Sciences Center, 1200 Children's Avenue. Register at

Topics will include: similarities and differences between Crohn's and ulcerative colitis; risks and benefits of various treatments; how continuing treatment can affect disease management and quality of life; and how to talk to your doctors about your treatment.

For more information, call (972) 386-0607 or email or


by Ken Raymond
Book Editor
Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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