12th Annual Linda Yalem Run Set for Sept. 23

Release Date: September 18, 2001 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- More than 1,200 racers, runners, joggers, strollers and walkers are expected to participate in the University at Buffalo's 12th annual Linda Yalem Memorial Run, to begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 23 on the North Campus.

The 5K U.S.A. Track and Field certified course, part of The Buffalo News Runner of the Year Series, will start and finish near Alumni Arena.

Held in memory of a UB student who was assaulted and murdered while jogging on a bike path near the North Campus, the event promotes personal-safety awareness and supports campus-based, crime-prevention programs.

Pre-registration application forms and race packets will be available from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday in Alumni Arena, and participants will receive a voucher for two tickets to the UB Bulls vs. Central Michigan football game to be held Sept. 29. The cost of pre-registration will be $15.

Packets also may be picked up at the arena from 8-9 a.m. on race day. Registration on race day will be $18.

Awards will be given to the overall male and female finishers in the open division, the top-three male and female finishers in five-year age and wheelchair categories, the top race walkers and the top UB male, female, faculty/staff, student and alumni finishers.

There also will be a drawing for two trips for two and finish-line tickets to the New York City Marathon, plus other prizes, including merchandise and gift certificates.

Following the awards ceremony, a kids' dash will be held.

For more information, call 645-2982 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, or visit the Web site at www.student-affairs.buffalo.edu/lyr .

Finish-line results will be provided by Emery Fisher Race Crew and Don Mitchell Runtime Services. Results will be posted online.

UB sponsors are the Division of Athletics, the Office of Student Affairs, the Anti-Rape Task Force-Sub-Board I Inc., the Student Association and the Faculty Student Association, the Women's Health Initiative and the UB Bookstore.

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