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HP Up & Running Race Celebrates 20 Years with Annual Fundraising Run to Feed Local Community


From kids to Olympians, thousands to participate in major Bay Area athletic event benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank PALO ALTO, Calif., April 12, 2004

More than 2,500 Olympic-caliber runners, wheelchair athletes, amateur joggers and children from all over the San Francisco Bay Area will converge on HP's Cupertino campus this Sunday, April 18, to run, walk, wheel, trike and volunteer in the fight against hunger in the 20th annual HP Up & Running Race.

One hundred percent of all race entry fees go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, a private nonprofit organization that collects and distributes more than 26 million pounds of food each year to low-income children, adults and seniors. HP Up & Running is the only corporate-sponsored run in the Bay Area that donates all entry fees to a local charity.

Last year, HP Up & Running raised more than $50,000, providing more than 20,000 complete meals for needy families in Silicon Valley. The event is driven by the volunteer efforts of several hundred HP employees, who are committed and encouraged to making meaningful contributions to the communities in which they live and work.

"Since its original inception as a Tandem event 20 years ago, then later continued by Compaq, HP is proud to carry on this great tradition of caring for our community," said HP Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Ann Baskins, an avid runner who will run in this year's race. "Step by step, mile by mile, we're running hard to end hunger here in Silicon Valley."

Known as the "Silicon Valley run that knows how to take care of runners," HP's 20th annual Up & Running Race will feature races for all levels and ages and a Family Fun Expo for the community. Race events include a 10K run, 2-mile run, 1-mile youth run (ages 6-12), and children's "Trike & Trot" (age 6 and under). While 2,500 people participate in the various events, almost 400 volunteers from HP and the community will assist with the race and related activities.

The Family Fun Expo will offer activities for families, athletes and members of the community including climbing walls, giant slides, face painters for the kids, food, entertainment, music, raffle drawings, awards and much more.

For the fourth year in a row, the HP Up & Running Race is part of the USA Track & Field Pacific Association's 10K Championship race circuit, attracting runners from all over the western United States. Awards include $5,500 in prize money for 10K course winners (Open, Masters, Seniors, Super Senior, Veteran and teams) and $1,500 for winners in the 10K Wheelchair race, split between the top three men and top three women.

Past elite runners have included Linda Somers Smith (1996 Olympic marathoner), Maria Trujillo de Rios (former Mexican Olympian), Myra Rhodes (fastest 67-year-old woman in Northern California), Don Paul (San Francisco running legend, Top 10 masters runner for nearly a decade), Daniel Gonzalez (qualified for 1996 Olympic trials, USA World Team member), Todd Rose (leading long series in Grand Prix, three-time Olympic trial qualifier in marathon), Christopher Schille (winner 2000 Up & Running, four-time winner Houlihan's) and Rosa Gutierrez (past Up & Running winner).

Additional information is available at the HP Up & Running Web site at http://www.hp.com/go/race.

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