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2/1/2010
North Carolina Outward Bound
Contact: Amanda Sturner, M.Ed.
Charlotte Program Director
Telephone: 704.348.6750 (office) 704.451.8622 (mobile)
E-mail: asturner@ncobs.org
1351 E Morehead Street, Suite 105, Charlotte, NC 28204

Charlotte, NC - The River Bound Race Series, a signature trail running race series featuring some of the most scenic and challenging trails in the entire Southeastern United States, will kick off with a 5K race on March 13, 2010 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. This four-race series will attract a wide spectrum of runners from first-timers to experienced marathoners—all eager to test their limits on the meandering trails of the popular Charlotte site.

Expecting to draw from throughout the Charlotte area and Southeast region, the River Bound Race Series will build in distance throughout the Spring and Summer of 2010 culminating in a half marathon at the end of September. Race proceeds will support North Carolina Outward Bound's Charlotte programs, including the Unity Project and scholarship assistance for youth, educators, and military veterans attending wilderness courses in the North Carolina mountains.

5k - March 13th / 10k - May 22nd / 15k - July 17th / Half Marathon - September 25th

Register for the entire Race Series or one individual race at www.riverboundrace.com

About North Carolina Outward Bound
North Carolina Outward Bound is a nonprofit educational organization that uses the wilderness as a classroom to instill in its youth and adult students principles of physical fitness, craftsmanship, self-reliance, compassion, service, leadership, courage, diversity, safety and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1966, the mission of the school is to inspire people to discover and develop their potential to care for themselves, others and the world around them through challenging experiences in unfamiliar settings.

About the U.S. National Whitewater Center
The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is a nonprofit outdoor recreation and adventure sports facility. Alongside mountain biking and running trails, a climbing center, mega zip line, and challenge course, the park's unique feature is a multiple-channel, customized whitewater river for rafting and canoe/kayak enthusiasts of all abilities. The USNWC is only 15 minutes from Uptown Charlotte and provides nearly 400 acres of woodlands along the scenic Catawba River. Families, workout enthusiasts, casual observers and Olympic-caliber athletes share this world-class sports and training center. The USNWC is proud to be a U.S. Olympic Training Site.