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November 7, 2010

5K, Fly-in scheduled in Fairview

Woodward, Okla. — Running and airplanes are on the menu for a day of fun on Nov. 13 in Fairview.

The day will kick off with the 59th Annual Fairview Fly-In and Airshow. Shirley Parsons of the Fairview Chamber of Commerce said she’s been attending the fly-in for 30 years.

“It’s a fun event,” Parsons said, noting it's an opportunity for local residents to "get together and visit.”

The activities are held at Davey and Bessie Martens Airport, located on the north edge of Fairview along U.S. Highway 60, Parsons said.

The fly-in begins at 6 a.m. with a breakfast, which is free for pilots but there is a cost for the public.  Later lunch is served on the grounds, too.

“Antique, Experimental, Warbirds (World War II planes) and Classic aircraft will be displayed and judged,” Parsons said.

She said there are 6 entries featured in the air show, which is set to take off at 1:30  p.m.

Parsons  said the 2009 glider aerobatics world champion, from Russia, will perform, as well as skilled pilots of Pitts and Sukhoi aerobatic airplanes.  A Czechoslovakian L-39 military-type jet will be featured, and there will be a  parachute demonstration, she said.  

The Oklahoma Barnstormers will also be in action, Parsons said, noting “The Barnstormers are remote control airplanes.”

For more information, call (580) 227-2760 or the Fairview Chamber of Commerce, (580) 227-2527.

In addition to the airplane fun, the community of Fairview will also be hosting a 5K run on Nov. 13.

The 5K run and a one-mile fun run/walk is sponsored by Fairview Regional Medical Center, according to Hospital Administrator Roger Knak.

The 5K run will start at 9:30 a.m. with the mile event to follow, Knak said, noting the starting line is on Central just east of Main with registration at the nearby Life Fitness Center.

Knak said runners may pre-register by  mail or online at www.fairviewregional.net until Nov. 12, or they may register on race day starting at 8 a.m.  Mailed entries should be sent to Fairview Regional Medical Center, 523 E. State Road, Fairview, OK 73737, attention Roger Knak.

In addition to their racing number, Knak said participants will also receive a t-shirt with their registration.

The 5K is a USA Track and Field (USATF) sanctioned event and is run on a certified course, Knak said.

He said the course is “relatively flat, with some rolling hills” as it winds through Fairview residential neighborhoods.

“Medals will be given 3 places deep in each USATF age category  of the 5K and 1st through 3rd overall in the one-mile event,” Knak said.

He said he expects 100 to 125 runners in the 5K competition

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Fairview Hospital Foundation for the purchase of hospital equipment, Knak said.

For more information, contact Knak at (580) 227-1370.

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