Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Thousands Participate in the 24th Annual Saint John's Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- The 24th Annual Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon, hosted by Robert Wagner and sponsored by Lexus, was held on Sunday, April 17, 2005 at Griffith Park.

One of the largest five-person relay races in the United States, the relay marathon is comprised of numerous divisions, according to age, gender and corporate/industry affiliation. Race teams are comprised of five people, with each individual running 5.2 miles before passing the baton. There are also special categories for the very young -- like the Diaper Dash and the Children's Race and the second annual media invitational relay challenge.

Winners of the Relay Marathon were:

1st Place: Nike Team Run LA with a time of 2:15:57

2nd Place: Run With Us #1 with a time of 2:20:24

3rd Place: Spiros III Mexico with a time of 2:23:27

Winners of 2nd Annual Media Invitational 5 mile Relay
Challenge were:

Electronic Media Division

1st Place: KCAL-9/KCBS-2 with a time of 37:35

2nd Place: KNBC News with a time of 38:59

3rd Place: KEARTH 101 Radio with a time of 39:48

Print Media Division

1st Place: LA Sport & Fitness #1 with a time of 31:01

2nd Place: LA Sport & Fitness #2 with a time of 35:13

3rd Place: SurfSantaMonica.com with a time of 38:44

All proceeds benefit programs and services at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. Since the first race in 1982, the Relay Marathon has raised $8.5 million.

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