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RACE TO HONOR CAMERON BEAN
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016
Cameron Bean Memorial 5k & Magnum Mile in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, hosted by the Cameron Bean Memorial Fund and Fast Break Athletics. The race aims to both capture the energy and essence of the late Cameron Bean.

Race Details:
Cameron won his last 2 races, the Fast Break 5K and Moon Pie Mini Mile, on August 22, 2015, so fittingly, this year’s race has taken on a new name, The Cam Run¬¬: Cameron Bean Memorial 5K & Magnum Mile, and a new life. The 5k will be a morning run along scenic Moccasin Bend Road, where Cameron was struck. Runners will pass a Memorial for Cameron twice during the loop. The morning 5k will qualify the top 25 men and top 25 women for The Magnum Mile, a festive 1 mile sprint that will take place on the Crit Course of the River Gorge Omnium Bike Race (www.rivergorgeomnium.com). All Cam Run participants will be invited to join a Cameron Bean inspired party before and during the Magnum Mile. For more information and to register, visit the race website: www.camrunchattanooga.com. All proceeds go toward The Cameron Bean Memorial Fund.


Cameron Magnum Bean:
Cameron was a native of Chattanooga and a standout runner at both The Baylor School under the late Van Townsend and at Samford University. After graduating from Samford, Cameron continued his running career with Zap Fitness, an elite running outfit in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, where he became one of the fastest steeplechase runners in the United States.

On September 19, 2015, Cameron set out from Fast Break on a training run. He was traveling southbound on Moccasin Bend Road – safely, running against traffic during daylight hours – when a southbound vehicle came across traffic and struck him from behind. Cameron passed away on September 21, 2015, at the age of 28, from the resulting traumatic injuries. Off the track, Cameron was engaging, loving, and larger than life. He was a young man defined by his faith and invested in his family, friends, and those who share his passion for running. Cameron won his last 2 races, the Fast Break 5k and Moon Pie Mini Mile, on August 22, 2015, so fittingly, this year’s race has taken on a new name and a new life.

The Cameron Bean Memorial Fund: A Chattanooga, Tennessee based Non-Profit Organization committed to promoting and fostering the growth of amateur running in and around the Chattanooga area through running programs, races, camps, clinics and safety advocacy groups.


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