Linda Yalem run set for Sept. 30

Published September 6, 2012

More than 1,500 walkers and runners are expected to participate in the 23th annual Linda Yalem Safety Run, to begin at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 on the North Campus.

The 5K USA Track and Field-certified course is one of the most popular races in Western New York. It is open to the casual, as well as the serious runner.

Post-race events will include food, entertainment and a kids’ dash.

The Linda Yalem Safety Run was established to promote personal safety and is named in honor of Yalem, a 22-year-old UB student who was raped and murdered in September 1990 on the Amherst bike path along the north edge of campus while training for the New York City Marathon.

Registration fees will support rape-prevention programming and personal safety awareness at UB.

The fee to participate is $23 for the general public and $18 for UB students who register online by 5 p.m. Sept. 26. The cost is $25 and $20 for those who register in person from 4-7 p.m. on Sept. 28 and from 7:30-9 a.m. on race day at Alumni Arena.

For more information or to register online, visit the Linda Yalem Safety Run website.