St. John Properties Announces Baltimore Crossroads @95 5K CrossCountry Challenge Race for November 15

BALTIMORE (September 8, 2008) – St. John Properties, Inc. has announced the inaugural Baltimore Crossroads@95 5K CrossCountry Challenge Race, to be held Saturday, November 15 at the Baltimore
Crossroads@95 business community near White Marsh, MD. The road/trail run will feature various age categories and run/walk classifications and will benefit the Baltimore County Police Athletic League and the Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce.

The first race begins at 9 am and will follow a five kilometer course that will weave through various sections of the office building and retail center portions of the 1000-acre business community, with approximately 30% of the event passing through the park’s preserved open terrain and its hiking trails. Additional
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In addition to St. John Properties, corporate sponsors of the race include the Baltimore County Economic Development Corporation and Middle River Business Center. The business community is located off
MD Route 43 near Interstate 95 in Baltimore County.

The CrossCountry Challenge will offer various categories and classifications for a number of different audiences and groups. Separate prize money, awards and recognition will be presented to the three fastest adult male and female finishers and the top three commercial real estate brokers to cross the finish line. Savings bonds will also be prizes for a category of children under the age of thirteen. A family-oriented one-mile walk, run or roll will also be a part of the event.

“Road races are held virtually every weekend throughout the greater Baltimore metropolitan region, but our 5K has unique differences that will make it attractive to many different audiences, and will set it apart from other competitions,” stated Jerry Wit, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Leasing for St. John Properties. “Our primary goal is to showcase the construction and leasing progress at Baltimore Crossroads@95 and encourage people to see our business community. We hope the road/trail run aspects of the race, the various competitor categories and the chance to win prizes will all appeal to different audiences.”

All participants will receive a long-sleeve technical performance shirt, a goody bag filled with gifts, complimentary brunch and the chance to win raffled prizes. A “family fun” area with games and activities, along with exhibits and special presentations for all ages, will be included in the event.

St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971 as MIE Properties, owns and has developed more than 14 million square feet of R&D/flex, warehouse, office and retail space in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit

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Contact: Larry Lichtenauer, Lawrence Howard & Associates, Inc.