The third annual Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5-K is only about six weeks away, and Editor Don Whitten writes to encourage runners in the community and area to register and volunteers to sign up to help with the popular winter event that raises funds for the Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes at Camp Hopewell. (January 11, 2012, Page 4)
The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Tuesday night at the Oxford Conference Center. For their service to the LOU community, Dr. Jean Shaw was recognized as Citizen of the Year and Lynn Wells was presented the Outstanding Service Award. (June 8, 2011, Page 1A)
OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Town outdoor columnist Michelle McAnnally gives all the details of Oxford’s very first Endurance Weekend – which begins on the Ole Miss campus on Friday, Aug. 13. – on Page 11 of this week’s issue. Check it out and find a breakdown of weekend activities as hundreds of endurance athletes pour into town for the races. (August 12, 2010, Page 11)
You might think Lynn Sloan and others connected with the Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5K are taking the summer off after their winter fundraising event. You’d be wrong. Editor Don Whitten catches up with Sloan and other race organizers to get an update on their offseason efforts. (July 7, 2010, Page 4)
Rebel Body Fitness is hosting Health and Wellness Awareness Week April 26-May 1. The week culminates in a health-fair day Saturday at the Oxford Activity Center. All events are free and open to the public.
Race co-director Melinda Valliant said the inaugural Run For Hope Half Marathon certification went off without a hit thanks to help from local authorities. (January 28, 2010, Page 4)
OXFORD LIVING — If you’re looking for a thrifty way to get fit in the new year, consider running: All you need is a pair of shoes. Local runners’ tips for getting started include scouting out good routes, signing up for an upcoming race and finding a friend to join you along the way. (January 15, 2010, Page 1B)