Defending Champion – Kevin O’Connor Confirmed To Race Close to $ 3,000.00 in Prize Money Offered The 5th Annual - Whistler Spirit Run, set for September 22nd at Whistler Olympic Park is pleased to announce that SierraSil has agreed to renew their sponsorship agreement for the 2012 event. For the 2nd year in a row, SierraSil will be awarding the prize money to both the “Open and Masters” category (40+) race in the following increments for both top female and male athletes. 1st Prize - $ 400.00 / 2nd Prize - $200.00 / 3rd Prize - $75.00 The Whistler Spirit Run, part of the Vancouver Sun Run Series and Lower Mainland Cross Country Series, is a Cross Country and Trail running event featuring something for everyone at Whistler Olympic Park. It is the realization of the late coach Frank Reynolds’ vision to have a mass participation cross country event while encouraging and supporting British Columbia high school and University athletes through charitable donations and scholarship programs. “We want to encourage people to be healthy and active, and although we know the rewards of a healthy lifestyle are reason enough to exercise, a little prize money gives that little extra incentive. SierraSil is thrilled to be involved in the Whistler Spirit Run again and support such a great community event by providing a little motivation!” said Melanie Trepanier Community Relations Manager for SierraSil Health Inc. Since its inception 5 years ago, The Whistler Spirit Run has attracted people of all ages and built strong relationships. This year’s version will consist of cross country events of various distances for school and club teams, a fun 4x2KM team relay and individual competitive races where substantial prize money will be offered. The Whistler Spirit Run is part of the Lower Mainland Cross Country Series, where runners have the opportunity to collect points towards the overall series. “We’re very pleased to renew our partnership with SierraSil and once again be able to offer substantial prize money for the “Open and Masters” section. Our goal is to reward some of the most competitive runners and give them an added incentive to compete at the highest level in this beautiful location”, said Peter Diemer, from the organizing group of The Whistler Spirit Run. About SierraSil Health Inc: SierraSil Health Inc. is a Canadian company that manufactures and markets a proprietary hydrothermal mineral compound from the Sierra Mountains, with the trade name SierraSil Joint Formula 14. The compound is a unique and naturally occurring mineral supplement clinically shown to rsupport joint health. Its safety and efficacy profile is unmatched in the Joint Health category and has earned 2 US patents as a nutritional supplement based on the research. SierraSil is continuously expanding on its intellectual property portfolio as well as clinical studies and regulatory approvals. SierraSil is focused on improving the lives of people, but also enjoys the feedback from elite athletes who attest to its benefits. SierraSil Joint Formula 14 and topical spray can be found at many health food stores and pharmacies across Canada and at www.sierrasil.com. For more information, visit www.whistlerspiritrun.com or contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.