JOHN DAY - The 2003 Strawberry Mountain Half (Fast) Marathon races will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13.

The Half Marathon begins at the Forest Service office in Prairie City at 8 a.m. The 10K Walk begins at Pine Creek at 8:30 a.m. Both races end at the John Day City Park. Registration for both races is $20 with T-shirt, $14 without. After Sept. 5, there is a $3 late registration fee.

The 5K stroll begins and ends in the John Day City Park. Start time is 9 a.m. Registration is $13 with T-shirt, $5 without. Registration is requested by Sept. 5 for those who want a T-shirt. Registration will be accepted up to the morning of the race. For race applications, contact Grant Count Chamber of Commerce at 281 W. Main, John Day, OR 97845, or call 1-800-769-5664, or e-mail

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