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News Release

Date: 3/1/08

Annual run promises fun, support for good cause

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Advocate Association will host its annual Osteopathic Fun Run/Kid’s Run on Saturday, April 12, in Kirksville, Mo. This is the 30th annual osteopathic race held by the SAA. ATSU’s Acting President Jack Magruder is honorary chairperson at this year’s race. All race proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

The 5K/10K runs and one-mile fitness walk/run begin at 8:30 a.m. The Kid’s Run begins at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Thompson Campus Center located at 210 S. Osteopathy. Early registration packets can be picked up at the Thompson Campus Center or participants can register online at www.active.com. The $12 early registration fee expires April 9 at 5 p.m. Late registration is $14. The $1 Kid’s Run registration can be completed on race day. Participants who donate a pair of old shoes will receive $1 off their registration fee. Shoes may be delivered on race day.

The Fun Run starts at the Gutensohn Clinic located at 800 W. Jefferson Street and ends at the TCC. The Kid’s Run will be on the TCC’s paved pathway.

Participants receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt as well as beverages and snacks. On-site medical services will be available, massages will be provided by Integrative Wellness Institute, and babysitting will be available during the race free of charge.

Trophies will be awarded to top male and female finishers in the 5K/10K races, and medals will be awarded to top division finishers. All participants can enter raffles to win a free night’s stay at Cottage Grove Bed & Breakfast or Super 8 in Kirksville, a KCOM hoodie, movie passes, and restaurant gift certificates.

For more information contact Dan Martin, TCC Director, at 660.626.5573, Andrea Nelson at 801.721.0720, or Melissa Franson at 660.665.0982.

 

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A.T. Still University is the leading institution at the forefront of multidisciplinary healthcare education founded on the principles of whole person care. It boasts Arizona’s first and only dental school, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health,and the world’s first osteopathic medical school, the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. The University also provides osteopathic medical education through its newest school, the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. In addition, it offers online health management training programs through its School of Health Management and trains healthcare professionals in several allied health fields through the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona.