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Get out and get some exercise at the third annual Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Fun Run/Dog Walk Saturday, April 28 on the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus. More info. at www.wiu.edu/coehs/kinesiology/donnaphillipsrun/.
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Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Run/Dog Walk April 28

April 11, 2012


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MACOMB, IL -- Get out and get some exercise with a furry friend at the third annual Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Fun Run/Dog Walk Saturday, April 28 on the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus. Both events, the 5K run and the Dog Walk, are slated to start at 9:30 a.m. April 28. Check in, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will be near the east entrance of Brophy Hall.

The entry fee per person (with dog) is $20, and pre-registration is due by Monday, April 23 (late registration will be accepted until 9:15 a.m. April 28). Sponsored by the Western Illinois University Department of Kinesiology, the event is a fundraiser for the Donna S. Phillips Scholarship Endowment. According to the event website, proceeds from the event will also go toward the kinesiology department's student organizations.

"Fifty percent of the money raised will be directed toward the Donna Phillips Scholarship Fund, and 50 percent 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," states the website.

The 2012 Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Fun Run/Dog Walk will begin and end at Brophy Hall. To see a map of the 5K run/walk route, visit www.wiu.edu/coehs/kinesiology/donnaphillipsrun/route5k.php. To see a map of the dog walk routes, visit www.wiu.edu/coehs/kinesiology/donnaphillipsrun/dogwalk.php. 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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