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All-new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta For 150-yard Dash Winner

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A Maryland resident ran away with the top prize at this year's High Heel-a-thon charity race.

Ida Bernstein of Cockeysville, MD won't have to be running after any taxis as she won the 150-yard sprint in 19.12 seconds. That number was good enough to win the grand prize of a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta but also set a new course record.

Volkswagen Using High Profile Events To Boost Awareness

To make the victory even sweeter, there was also a surprise $10,000 check. The cash should come in handy when tax time rolls around and Uncle Sam wants his piece of the prize.

The race, which is held in Central Park in New York City, likely gives podiatrists everywhere fits as it must be run in heels. Charity proceeds from the event go raise awareness of women's heart disease.

As recently covered by Huliq, Volkswagen is trying to raise awareness of its all-new, lower priced and more American friendly Jetta sedan. Volkswagen hopes that such events will bring in new buyers as the German company attempts to triple its sales over the next few years.

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