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The fourth annual Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Fun Run/Dog Walk is set for April 20 on the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus. The entry fee is $25, and pre-registration is due by Friday, April 12. Download the registration form at www.wiu.edu/coehs/kinesiology/donnaphillipsrun/registration.php.
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4th Annual Donna Phillips 5K Fun Run/Dog Walk at WIU April 20

March 27, 2013


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MACOMB, IL -- Get a run or walk in with a furry friend at the fourth annual Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Fun Run/Dog Walk Saturday, April 20 on the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus.

The 5K run is slated to start at 9:30 a.m., and the dog walk is scheduled to begin at 9:40 a.m. Sponsored by the Western Illinois University Department of Kinesiology, the 2013 event will also include a newly added 5K dog run, which will begin at 9:35 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine.

The entry fee is $25, and pre-registration is due by Friday, April 12 (late and day-of-event registration will be accepted until 9:15 a.m. April 20). All pre-registered individuals will receive a race-day t-shirt and gift. Late and day-of-event registrants will receive a gift only. Prizes will be given to winners in different categories for the fun run, dog run and dog walk.

Proceeds from the event will pay for the costs associated with the event (gifts, prizes, etc.), and the remaining funds will be applied to the following:

  • 50 percent of the proceeds will be directed toward the Donna Phillips Scholarship Fund.
  • 50 percent of the proceeds will be divided evenly among the various student clubs that have assisted with the run. The student clubs will be able to use this money to help defray costs for such things as travel and registration to professional conferences, trips and other events that they may choose to sponsor.
  • Additional funds collected from optional donations (listed on the registration form) will go directly to the fund the registrant specifies. (For more information, see www.wiu.edu/coehs/kinesiology/donnaphillipsrun/fundraising.php.)

The 2013 Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Fun Run/Dog Walk will begin and end at Brophy Hall. Leashes are required and waste bags will be provided.

The event is held in honor of long-time kinesiology department faculty member and department chairperson, the late Donna Phillips. More information about Phillips' career at WIU is available at www.wiu.edu/coehs/kinesiology/donnaphillipsrun/history.php.

Download the registration form at www.wiu.edu/coehs/kinesiology/donnaphillipsrun/registration.php. For more information, contact the WIU kinesiology department at (309) 298-1981.

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