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December 4, 2012

SandRidge Santa Run to benefit The Mentoring Project

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahomans are invited to get in the holiday spirit and get moving with the annual SandRidge Santa Run in downtown Oklahoma City Dec. 8. The certified 5K starts at 9 a.m., and the one-mile Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m. for runners of all ages. Children 8 years and younger may participate in the Kids’ Dash with Santa, which begins at 10 a.m. All runs begin and end at Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson. The SandRidge Santa Run is part of the Downtown in December activities.

This year’s event will also include a warm-up with Rumble the Bison and the Thunder Girls. The top three male and female finishers in the 5K will win cash prizes. The top three male and female finishers in each 5-year age bracket will receive a medal.

Registered 5K runners who dress up in holiday costumes may qualify for the Costume Contest. After the race, the SandRidge Santa Run panel of judges will award $500 to the first place winner, $300 to second place and $200 to third place.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Mentoring Project (TMP), an advocacy and training organization which is rewriting the fatherless story through mentoring. Through church and business trainings and national mentor recruitment, TMP creates and sustains life-changing relationships.

“The mission of The Mentoring Project is something that is very important to us at SandRidge Energy,” said Greg Dewey, vice president of communications and community relations at SandRidge. “We believe it’s essential that all kids, especially those growing up in vulnerable situations, have a positive influence in their lives to set a good example and encourage them to dream positive dreams and work hard to achieve them.”

The Mentoring Project launched its Oklahoma City office on Friday, Nov. 16, with best-selling author Bob Goff. TMP is conducting mentor trainings and recruiting events throughout the spring of 2013.

“We’re thrilled to stand with Tom Ward and SandRidge to help the hundreds of fatherless OKC youth who need positive role models in their lives,” said John Sowers, president of The Mentoring Project. “It’s our joy to see mentors rewriting the fatherless story: keeping youth in schools and out of gangs, away from drugs or ending up on the streets or in prison.”

Registration fees for the 5k are $40 and $20 for the Fun Run, which includes a race shirt. A Fun Run Family Pack is available for up to five people of any age at a cost of $75, which includes race shirts. The Kid’s Dash is free, but only children 8 years and younger may participate. Pre-registration is preferred.

Registrations will be accepted on race day between 7-8:30 a.m., but participants are encouraged to register in advance at www.downtownin

december.com/Sand

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