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Pretzel City Sports Newsflash 35th annual Pretzel Twist in Lititz reduced from 5M to 3.5M for this year only. Cash prizes for top winners and masters. Beautiful town, well organized run. Lititz Rec Center’s 35 th Annual Pretzel Twist 3.5 mile run & walk Saturday, September 15, 2012 Race starts at 8:30 am **Registration 7:00am – 8:00am The race begins at the Lititz recCenter, located six miles North of Lancaster off Route 501. The 3.5 mile course is fast & accurate. Showers & restrooms are available. Proceeds benefit the Lititz recCenter. All participants receive Goodie bags that must be picked up on morning of race. All participants will receive free fruit, water and egg omelets, made to order. Awards for 3.5 mile run: Awarded to the top overall male and female runners 1st-$100.00 2nd-$50.00 3rd-$25.00 New! Master’s (40 & over*) 1st place – $50 *No duplication of awards Age Divisions for Runner Awards: Age division awards given to the top 3 male & female runners in each age group below: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 40-44, 45-49, 0-54, 55-59, 60 – 64, 65-69, 70& over Cost: $25.00 includes tech-shirt (while supplies last/post-registration) Information /to register: or call (717)626-5096





Sisu is a Finnish term loosely translated into English as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity. However, the word is widely considered to lack a proper translation into any other language. Sisu has been described as being integral to understanding Finnish culture. The literal meaning is equivalent in English to “having guts”, and the word derives from sisus, which means something inner or interior. However sisu is defined by a long-term element in it; it is not momentary courage, but the ability to sustain an action against the odds. Deciding on a course of action and then sticking to that decision against repeated failures is sisu. It is similar to equanimity, except the forbearance of sisu has a grimmer quality of stress management than the latter.