Spectra Logic Champions Local Education by Sponsoring Kohl Elementary 5K Run/Fun Walk in the Boulder Valley School District

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Proceeds to Provide Playground Equipment and Further Educational Programs for Community Children

BOULDER, Colo.—February 17, 2011—Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, announced today that it is the Education Sponsor for the second annual Kohl Elementary 5K Run/Fun Walk. Attendance is projected to double from 250 participants in 2010 to 500 participants this year. Last year’s first annual 5K helped raise more than $2,700, and the 2011 goal is $5,000. 100 percent of event proceeds will go to Broomfield’s Kohl Elementary School to purchase new playground equipment and to extend educational programs for its students.

The 2011 Kohl Elementary 5K Run/Fun Walk will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 and will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the course starting point located at 10th Avenue and Jade Street in Broomfield. As this year’s sole Education Sponsor, Spectra Logic is donating $1,000 to Kohl Elementary, hosting a race day table, providing an end-of-race raffle item and participating in co-marketing and advertising activities. Other sponsors include Larabar, Abo’s Pizza, Road Runner Sports and Noodles & Company.

“Our goal is to raise money for education by becoming the premiere 5K race in Broomfield, and to set the pace for a healthy and active lifestyle in our communities,” said Nancy Barjenbruch, race coordinator for Kohl Elementary School. “Last year’s race included elite athletes, recreational runners and other Boulder County community members. We are thrilled with the increased participation in 2011 and are grateful for the support of sponsors like Spectra Logic.”

Interested participants may register for the race here at an early bird rate of $20 per person before March 1, $25 before April 28, or $35 on race day. Children ages 12 and under may register for the 5K Run/Fun Walk for $15, or opt for the half-mile Fun Run free of charge. To learn more about the event, view the course map or make a monetary or in-kind donation, please visit www.kohlelementary5k.com.

“Spectra Logic is dedicated to supporting education as well as promoting wellness within our organization and our community,” said Brett Huston, Spectra Logic’s vice president of human resources. “The Kohl Elementary 5K run/walk provides a great opportunity for the Boulder County community to support its local schools and have fun at the same time.  We invite everyone to come join us for this important event.”

Event features include:

  • Official USATF certified course for use as a qualifier for the Bolder Boulderor any other national race
  • Professional and experienced chip timing by Colorado Race Timing
  • Free T-shirt and Goody bags with every registration
  • Water stations and police safety along the route
  • Free children's half-mile Fun Run
  • Cash awards for first, second, and third place overall male and female, and prizes for male and female age group winners
  • Random giveaways at post-race party
  • $51 cash prize to 51st place overall finisher in honor of Kohl's 51st anniversary
  • A special $100 bonus will be awarded to the 1st place men's and/or women's finisher who breaks the course record (15:39 men, 18:26 women)

Spectra Logic has been headquartered in Boulder County since 1979 and regularly participates in community involvement activities. For current career opportunities, please visit the Spectra Logic Web site.

About the Kohl Elementary 5K Run/Fun Walk
The Kohl Elementary 5K Run/Fun Walk course will travel through the immediate Kohl Elementary neighborhood in Broomfield.  The course will feature a lead cyclist, police and volunteers for your comfort and safety, mile markers, and a water station near Mile 2.  Stick around for the post-race party, prizes, and children's fun run. Visit http://www.kohlelementary5k.com for more information, to donate or to register for the event.

 About Spectra Logic Corporation
At Spectra Logic we define, design and deliver innovative data protection through tape, deduplication and disk-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions.  By igniting innovation we challenge expectations of the data protection market with intelligent, integrated, and simple to use backup and archive technologies.  Spectra’s tape library product line swept Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com’s 2010 Quality Awards for enterprise and midrange tape libraries, winning first place in all 14 categories. Throughout our 30-plus year history we have delivered high-density, feature rich storage with unmatched service and support to customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.SpectraLogic.com.

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