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Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic Produces Good Turn Out Despite Rain

The annual Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic 5K/10K and 1 mile race took place on Saturday, December 18 at 8:00 a.m. in Coachman Park with over 1,700 participants showing up despite the rain. Participants of the Pinellas County Drug Court participated in the event in order to enjoy a healthy activity and to stay clean and away from drugs.
At 8:00 a.m., Sally Gatza sang a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner prior to the starting horn. The race took participants over the challenging incline of the Memorial Causeway, out to Clearwater Beach, then back to Coachman Park where a post-race pancake breakfast was served under a big tent. During the breakfast, runners were able to get information and free "Truth About Drugs" DVDs from the Foundation for a Drug-Free World booth.

The Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic is presented by the Dianetics Athletics Association, and was founded in 1988 when Scientologist and word-class athlete Sandra Johnson was inspired by L. Ron Hubbard's message for a drug-free life. The Say No to Drugs Holiday classic has grown to become a premiere race in Tampa Bay, drawing rave reviews from its runners.

Past participants of the Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic include six-time World Ironman Triathlon Champion Mark Allen, Canadian Olympian Peter Maher, American Olympian Ronnie Holassie, Swiss Olympian Dan Otz, and 5-time Ironman Champion Heather Gollnick.

All proceeds from the Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic benefit the local Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts, the Youth Triathlon Series, the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Foundation for a Drug-Free World and Youth for a Drug-Free Florida, as well as many other deserving organizations.

Sponsors include WQYK 99.5FM, Crystal Springs Water, Gatorade, PowerBar, FitNiche, USATF, Active.com, SweetWheat, Einstein Bros Bagels, Chainwheel Drive, Sweet Tomatoes, Outspokin Bike Shop, and Dr. Michael D'Alesio.

More information on the Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic can be found at " http://www.saynotodrugs.com/">www.saynotodrugs.com


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Propaganda Bullshit 23.Dec.2010 12:02

fact

how about say NO TO CRIMINALIZING DRUGS
Wanna run your ass off for a real reason worth tooting your horn over?
Decriminalize Drug use, Get people services and education, and treatment ... not cops and cuffs and JUST SAY NO jingles

criminalizing small amounts,
criminalizing recreational use among adults in a free society
criminalizing marijuana users

fuck the war on drugs
stupid laws that imprison people
stupid drug laws that disproportionately arrest minorities and people of color, and poor people.
This is classism.

Filling up the prisons and we all sit around sipping Bud Light and Gallo wine
Fuck the war on drugs and your stupid message, complete with the star spangled banner, pancakes and jogging in the fog

I would prefer to see this in the compost bin on indymedia!
Do I advocate "drug use and abuse" HELL NO! - I use no drugs ... (period)(in fact I hardly take an aspirin)
But I also smell the police state / SAY NO To Drugs bull shit festering up at this jog-a-thon.
I am against criminalization and draconian laws and civil human rights violations all in the name of "Just say no to drugs"
The drug war "IS" failed --- The Drug War "HAS" FAILED.


1700 people running around sayin "don't do drugs" does nothing to help.
As the pharmaceutical companies pump society full of their (sic) legal drugs
As the liquor companies become billionaires
As the police drag thousands and thousands of people off to cold cells with bars on the doors n window
Fuck your Say No bullshit

This is a game and people lives are at stake
Use education, and rehibilation... But not the continued FAILED system of "just jog for saying No to Drug Use"

Please move to compost bin or the corporate media .... (sic) Truth About Drugs DVD (wtf)

wow 23.Dec.2010 20:01

surprised_stoner

can't believe someone posted this on here LOL. wouldn't expect to get too much of a positive response to that type of event at a place like this.....thanks for helping to fund the criminalization of my medicine by the way.

Scientology fraud 25.Dec.2010 11:44

Fredric L. Rice frice@skeptictank.org

This is a well known Scientology fraud, the criminal enterprise trying to rook and swindle money from people who don't know that "NarCONon" and all the other fake fronts that the Scientology crime syndicate runs is actually Scientology.

 http://www.crackpots.org/

Email me if you want more information or just google "Scientology narconon fraud."