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UMFK to host "Run for Nurses"

April 20, 2007

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent student nurse's organization (SNO) will host a run and walk race on Saturday, May 5 to benefit the SNO organization. Race time is set for 10 a.m. and is open to all age groups.

The race consists of four different categories; a 5k and 10k run also a 5k and 10k walk. The fee for the race is $10.

Race-day registration and number pick-up will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the UMFK Sports Center. Early registrants will receive a race t-shirt.

Participants will race on a flat, fast course on the Heritage Trail. The course does include a few road crossings.

Racers will compete in four different age groups: under age 14; ages 14 through 19; ages 20 through 29; ages 30 through 39 and ages 40 through 49; ages 50 through 59; ages 60 through 69 and ages 70 and up.

The awards ceremony will begin at 11:15 a.m. Awards will be presented to the top runner overall along with the top two runners in each age division. An award also will be given to the fastest time among walkers as well.

Door prizes will be raffled at the end of the event. In addition, SNO will offer free blood pressure screening for the public and participants from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

For more information, please contact Susan Plissey at 227-3933 or by e-mail susanplissey@fastmail.fm.