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Runners Hit Starting Line for Point Perspective

The 2011 Volvo of Stamford Greenwich Cup series of 10 events commences Sunday with the B*Cured Point Perspective cross-country race at 9 a.m. at Tod's Point in Old Greenwich. The 10 events include cross-country and road races, a biathlon, a triathlon, a swim race and a bicycle race.

This Sunday's Point Perspective is a 5-kilometer race through the roads, trails and sandy beach at Tod's Point. A half-mile race for kids will be run, too. The entry fee for the 5K-race is $15 in advance and $20 on the morning of the race.

The second Cup event is the Volvo of Stamford Greenwich Cup Biathlon at 7 a.m. May 1 at Tod's Point. The 15-mile biathlon begins with a 2.5-mile run, followed by a 10-mile bike ride and concluding with another 2.5-mile run. The pre-entry fee is $45, and the post-entry fee on the morning of the event is $59.

The other eight events are the Jim Fixx Memorial Day Run at 8:15 a.m. May 30, the Whole Foods Cook Your Buns Run & Barbecue at 6:30 p.m. June 10, the Greenwich Point Swim at 7:30 a.m. July 9, the Volvo of Stamford Greenwich Cup Triathlon at 6:30 a.m. Aug. 7, the Volvo of Stamford Tour de Greenwich XXV at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 18, Susannah's Run at 9 a.m. Oct. 9, the Beachfront Bushwhack/Max's Mile cross-country races at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 13, and the Jingle Bell Jog at 9 a.m. Dec. 11.

More information may be obtained by going to the www.threadsandtreads.com website or calling 203-661-0142.

Have information on a race? Send information and a picture to trenner@mainstreetconnect.us .

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