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Runaround T-Shirt Contest Launches; Submissions Due by Sept. 1

Submit a one-color vector, PDF 300 DPI or higher resolution file on white or light background that includes the Lab logo and the words “Berkeley Lab,” “40th Annual Runaround,” and “2017,” along with your division, phone number, and description. Voting will begin in early September. Go here for more on the race, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 20. Contact Anytra Henderson to volunteer for the event.

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Runaround Results Now Posted

Did you participate in the Runaround? Now you can find out your official time by visiting the Runaround website. Three finishers were over 80 years of age, including Norman Edelstein, Paul Concus, and Oliver Morse. The site includes a link to photos taken at the event. More>

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Hundreds of Employees Participate in 39th Runaround on Nov. 18

The female winner was Jennifer Doyle (Engineering), who finished in 11:11.5 (fifth consecutive win). The male winner was Stephen Whitelam (Molecular Foundry), who finished in 9:42.5 (fourth consecutive win). The t-shirt design contest winner was JGI’s Rhyan Dockter. Thanks to all the volunteers for another successful event. Go here to view an Exposure photo/video gallery of the event.

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Oct. 14 Runaround Canceled Due to Predicted Rain

With forecasts for rain at nearly 100%, Runaround organizers decided to cancel the annual footrace scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14. A new date will be determined and announced in TABL.

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39th Annual Runaround on Friday, Nov. 18

The 39th annual running of this 1.86-mile-long foot race starts at the Fire House (Bldg. 45) at noon (the Bikearound at 11:30 a.m.) and finishes at the cafeteria parking lot. No registration is required. The event will feature music, farmers market, vendors, and a special cafeteria menu. Free t-shirts will be given to all finishers. Traffic, parking, and shuttle service will be impacted. More>

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Vote for Your Favorite Runaround T-Shirt Design

Employees get to choose the design that will decorate the t-shirts for the 39th annual race. Only one vote per person for one design. Duplicate votes will be deleted. Voting ends on Sept. 23. The winner will be revealed on the day of the race (Oct. 14). Vote here.

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Send in Your Design for Runaround T-Shirt Contest

Submit one-color artwork on white or light background that includes the Lab logo and “LBNL 39th Annual 2016” as a jpg, as well as division, phone, and brief description, to communications@lbl.gov by Aug. 26. Staff can vote for their favorite design from Aug. 30 to Sept. 23. The race is on Friday, Oct. 14. Contact Anytra Henderson to volunteer.

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Whitelam, Doyle Win Runaround Again; Hatzell Wins T-Shirt Design Contest

Jennifer Doyle (Engineering) won for the fourth time in a row with a time of 10:45. Stephen Whitelam (Materials Sciences) won for the third time in a row with a time of 9:51. Both received a prize from Epicurean. The bike-around winner was Alex Kim (Physics), who got a gift card from Mike’s Bikes. Kelsey Bridget Hatzell (ETA) won the t-shirt design contest.

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Steve Whitelam, Jennifer Doyle Winners of Runaround Race

Steve Whitelam of Materials Sciences won the male division of the Runaround with a time of nine minutes and 46 seconds, while Jennifer Doyle of the Engineering Division won the female contingent with a time of 11 minutes and 17 seconds. Whitelam also won in 2007 and Doyle won last year. The winner of the t-shirt design contest was Chengyu Song, also of Materials Sciences. Nearly 700 runners and walkers completed the course. Go here to view additional photos of the event. The event was organized by Steve Derenzo, Anytra Henderson, and Christina Debernardi.

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Two Days to Runaround: Parking, Traffic Affected

In preparation for the Runaround, the K1 parking lot (cafeteria) will close tomorrow evening (Oct. 10). At 11 a.m. the day of the race, all traffic on the Hill will be frozen. At Blackberry gate, it will be stopped at the traffic circle and at Strawberry gate, traffic will be allowed from Bldg. 85 and up only. Roads should begin to re-open from 1 to 1:30 p.m. The blue uphill shuttle will continue between Building 65 and downtown. Pictured is Glenn Seaborg addressing the crowd at the Runaround starting line in 1997.

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