Cyclosportif, New 5K Run Encourage Greater Community Participation in Univest Grand Prix

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- August 18, 2010

Cyclosportif, New 5K Run Encourage Greater Community Participation in Univest Grand Prix

Families, Runners To Enjoy First-Time Opportunity on Famed Race Courses in Souderton and Doylestown

Souderton, Pa. - A modified Cyclosportif course in Souderton and a new 5K Fun Run in Doylestown give fans even more opportunities to participate in the 2010 Univest Grand Prix weekend while supporting the Penn Foundation’s efforts to provide behavioral healthcare to those in need.


A beautiful and challenging benefit ride on Saturday, September 11
 
 

Footrace on the criterium race course on Sunday, September 12
 
 

The 2010 Cyclosportif will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 on the new 3.8 mile finishing course for the Univest Grand Prix. Families and non-competitive cyclist will get the chance to ride several laps on the challenging circuit while more experienced cyclists can challenge themselves to complete a maximum 11 laps over a two-hour period before the start of North America’s most prestigious Pro-Am cycling competition.

The new Univest Grand Prix 5K Presented by The Intelligencer will be held Sunday, Sept. 12 after the Univest Criterium of Doylestown on a modified version of the 1.4 mile course encircling the popular Doylestown Arts Festival.

“Growing the activities around the pro race for the benefit of the community is what makes this weekend so popular for local families, while also attracting tourists from other parts of the country,” said race organizer John Eustice, president of Sparta Cycling, Inc.

“We have a great weekend planned which provides a little something for everyone - a ride in Souderton and now a run in Doylestown,” Eustice added. “Presenting opportunities for children and adults to be active and get involved in life-long sports like cycling and running is an important part of living a healthy life - a message we deliver through school visits and educational talks in conjunction with the race. Our hope through bringing two recreational activities together is that some multisport athletes will try to do both.”

To register, please go to www.univestgrandprix.com and click on the “Cyclosportif” icon.

Pre-event number pick-up and on-site late registration will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9 and 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at the Penn Foundation Grundy Auditorium, 807 Lawn Ave., Sellersville.

Event day number pick-up and on-site registration for the Cyclosportif will be held from 5:45 to 7:30 a.m. on Lumber Street, just off Main Street, near the Start/Finish line in Souderton.

Pre-registration for the Univest Grand Prix 5K Presented By The Intelligencer is also $25 can be done at Active.com. Late and mail-in registration is $30 and a downloadable pdf for is available at the registration site. The race will be run on the same adrenaline-filled streets as the Univest Grand Prix of Doylestown and will begin at the Start/Finish line at Main and Court streets as soon as the awards ceremony for the bike race is over.

Raceday registration and pre-registrant packet pick-ups can be done after noon on Sunday at the Bucks County Running Company, 25 W. State St. Tee-shirts will be available to all pre-registrants and to same-day registrants while supplies last.

During the race, spectators in Souderton can enjoy the Family Fun Zone from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Univest Plaza, which includes children’s activities, photo opportunities with community displays, giveaways, regional foods and more. The Shimano Youth Series Races begin at 10:15 a.m. on Broad Street in Souderton and at 9:30 on Court Street in Doylestown. For more information, please see our kids page.

For More Information

Kim Detwiler
VP, Director of Corporate Communications
Univest Corporation
215-721-8396
detwilerk@univest.net
www.univest.net

 

Joe McDermott
Media Director
Univest Grand Prix
484-860-2289
jysmcd@ptd.net
www.spartacycling.com

About the Univest Grand Prix

From its inception, the Univest Grand Prix has united the towns throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties for a weekend of community celebration while offering a unique showcase for the best young talent in cycling. The pro event is presented by Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania, Alderfer and Leidy’s Premium Meat Products, WFMZ-69, and Comcast SportsNet. For more information visit www.univestgrandprix.com.

About Univest Corporation

Headquartered in Souderton, Pa., Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP) and its subsidiaries Univest National Bank and Trust Co., Univest Insurance, Inc., Univest Investments, Inc., and Univest Capital, Inc.,serve the financial needs of residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Lehigh counties. For more information please visit www.univest.net.

About Sparta Cycling

Sparta Cycling provides race promotion services to deliver world class events that meet the needs of sponsors, teams and riders, spectators and supporting communities. For more information, please visit www.spartacycling.com