Posted on February 26, 2014 in Post-Secondary Attainment by Melissa
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FR. TED’S 10K
Sunday, April 27, 2014 – University of Notre Dame
5K 10K Fitness and Family walks
Help Local Youth Get a Running Start on Education!
Notre Dame, Indiana – FR. TED’S 10K, the seventh annual race for TRiO Upward Bound, will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 27th, at the Jordan Hall of Science.
These 5K and 10K competitive chip-timed races and walks provide the perfect spring tour of campus with university landmarks such as the lakes, south quad, library and golden dome. Enjoy the shorter family walk, or walk the 5K for a fitness walk. The family-friendly morning will include entertainment, refreshments, prizes, and a pre-race prayer service. Participants will receive a T-shirt and can enjoy freebies and prizes from our on-site sponsors including Adidas.
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 May. 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 at trio.nd.edu 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 affectionately 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 11th for a discount by clicking on “Support ND TRiO” at trio.nd.edu.
Race-day registration is also available on-site starting at 8:00 a.m.
Race Director, 574-631-6835
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