Public invited to 5K Fun Run to support Habitat for Humanity

April 11 2006

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Indiana State University's Fitness for Life physical education class is sponsoring a 5K Fun Run for the ISU and Terre Haute communities.

The run will take place at 4 p.m. April 18 on the ISU campus. Registration is at 3 p.m. in the Arena, 621 N. Fifth St. In case of rain, the race will be held April 20. The first 20 finishers will receive prizes. There is a $3 entry fee.

Nancy Cummins, physical education instructor at Indiana State, said the 5K Fun Run is held every semester. The PE students run in the event, and graduate students help by standing throughout the course giving directions.

"When students hear 5K, they think marathon," Cummins said, "so it's good to get the students out there, and they realize they can run a 5K."

The goal is to have 300 runners and raise $1,000 for charity, Cummins said.

"We let the students vote on a charity to give the money to, after giving them information about different ones," she said.

This year, the students chose Habitat for Humanity.

"They chose an organization they have a connection to, since there is a Habitat house being built by the university," Cummins said.

In the past, proceeds have gone to the American Cancer Society and March of Dimes.

For more information, contact Cummins at (812) 237-4059.

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CONTACT: Nancy Cummins, ISU Department of Physical Education, (812) 237-4059, ncummins@isugw.indstate.edu

WRITER: Megan Anderson, ISU Communications & Marketing intern, (812) 237-3790, manderson13@indstate.edu

ISU Communications & Marketing: (812) 237-3773, http://web.indstate.edu/news/

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Indiana State University's Fitness for Life physical education class is sponsoring a 5K Fun Run for the ISU and Terre Haute communities. The run will take place at 4 p.m. April 18 on the ISU campus.

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