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Sign-up Begins for Southwestern Scorcher Event

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LAWTON Okla_ Online signup is under way for Southwestern Medical Center's third annual Southwestern Scorcher scheduled for Aug. 3, with proceeds benefiting the wounded warrior programs on Fort Sill.

   The event will offer a timed 5K run, a 1-mile fun run/walk, a child 1-mile run (for those 12 and younger) and a new event, the Fitness Challenge. The Fitness Challenge will consist of three events: pull-ups, sit-ups and push-ups. The winners of the Fitness Challenge will be those who can do the most repetitions.

   Each year, proceeds from the event go to a different deserving group. This year, they will be given to the Fort Sill Soldier and Family Assistance Center in support of the wounded warrior programs on post. 

   Early registration is available at  www.southwesternmedcenter.com. Click on the Southwestern Scorcher logo in the lower right corner to access the registration page.

   The 5k race and the 1-mile fun run will be on a USATsanctioned and -certified rolling terrain course, beginning and ending at the hospital, 5602 W. Lee. The race will start at 8 a.m.and will be professionally timed by Breakaway Racing using disposable chips.

   Winners of each event will be awarded medals. Water and snacks will be available for competitors.

   Fees when registering online by July 29 are: 5K run, $25; 1-mile fun run/walk, $25; child 1-mile run, $15; and Fitness Challenge, $15. Those who register by July 29 will receive T-shirts. Registration will increase to $30 after July 29.  

   Packet pickup will be from 3-7 p.m. Aug. 2 or from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on race day at the hospital's Center for Sports and Rehabilitation, 5606 W. Lee. Late registration will end promptly at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 3 and any registration received after that time will not be electronically timed.

   For information or to register, visit  www.southwest   ernmedcenter.com  .

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