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2nd Annual Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Run/Dog Walk April 16 at Hanson Field
March 24, 2011
MACOMB, IL -- Provide your pooch with a fun day of walking and get out and get some exercise for a good cause during the Second Annual Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Fun Run/Dog Walk. Sponsored by the Western Illinois University Department of Kinesiology, this year's 5K Fun Run/Dog Walk is slated to start at 9 a.m. (check in) Saturday, April 16 at WIU's Hanson Field on the Macomb campus. The 5K Fun Run starts at 9:30 a.m. and the dog walk starts at 10 a.m.
The entry fee per person (with dog) is $25 and includes a free, official t-shirt and water bottle if the fee is received on or before Friday, April 1. (After April 1, the registration fee will still be $25 but it will not include the t-shirt or water bottle.) All money raised will be donated to the Donna S. Phillips Scholarship Endowment and to the kinesiology department's student organizations.
To see a map of the route of the 5K run/walk, see www.wiu.edu/coehs/kinesiology/donnaphillipsrun/route5k.php. To see a map of the route for the dog walk, see www.wiu.edu/coehs/kinesiology/donnaphillipsrun/dogwalk.php. Leashes are required and waste bags will be provided.
The event is held in honor of long-time kinesiology department faculty member and department chairperson, the late Donna Phillips. More information about Phillips' career at WIU is available at www.wiu.edu/coehs/kinesiology/donnaphillipsrun/history.php.
For more information, contact the WIU kinesiology department at (309) 298-1981. You can download the registration form at www.wiu.edu/coehs/kinesiology/donnaphillipsrun/registration.php.
Posted By: WIU News, University Relations
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