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Announcing FR. TED’S 10K 2013

Posted on February 15, 2013 in Post-Secondary Attainment

 


FR. TED'S 10K

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

FR. TED’S 10K
Sunday, April 21, 2013 – University of Notre Dame
Blue and Gold Game WEEKEND
5K
—/10K/ — mile walk

 

Help Local Youth Get a Running Start on Education!

 

Notre Dame, Indiana  –  FR. TED’S 10K, the sixth annual race for TRiO Upward Bound, will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 21st, at the Jordan Hall of Science.

This 5K and 10K competitive chip-timed race and family walk provides the perfect spring tour of campus with university landmarks such as the lakes, south quad, library and golden dome. The family-friendly morning will include entertainment, refreshments, prizes, and a pre-race prayer service. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a goodie bag.

For the first time, the race is part of the official Notre Dame Blue/Gold Game Football weekend schedule of activities! FR. TED’S 10K is the only Michiana 10K race in April, and it is a great way to prepare for summer races such as the Sunburst Races in June.

Also new this year: Not in town or have a conflict on race day? Anyone can donate to the cause by participating in the virtual race! We’ll even send you a T-shirt. Log on to our website for details.

All proceeds will benefit college scholarships for low-income and first-generation students in TRiO Upward Bound, a college preparatory program at Notre Dame that serves high school students in South Bend and surrounding schools. Through academic services such as tutoring, college visits, summer classes on campus, leadership conferences, motivational speakers, etc., TRiO programs have been helping students from South Bend successfully enroll and complete post-secondary education for over 40 years.

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., past president of Notre Dame, also known as “Father Ted,” helped to bring TRiO Programs to the university in the 1960’s as a way to expand educational opportunity.

We expect 400+ Notre Dame students, staff, and community members to join us this year. Come out and help us support local youth! Register by April 12th for a discount by clicking on “Support ND TRiO” at our website.

Or go straight to our registration website at Marketplace ND.

Race-day registration is also available on-site starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Contact:
Melissa Lindley
Race Director, 574-631-6835

m.lindley@nd.edu


Stephen Ponzillo
Program Director, 574-631-9004


Stephen.ponzillo@nd.edu