URI Physical Therapy Program to hold 10th annual
'Spring Into Motion' road race, walk April 8
KINGSTON, R.I. -- February 17, 2000 -- The University of Rhode Island
Physical Therapy Program will hold its 10th "Spring Into Motion"
road race and walk Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m.
Adults may register for the race for $12, and students with identification
may register for $10 until March 27. On race day, participants can register
at 8 a.m. for $15. Proceeds benefit student clinical research in the URI
Physical Therapy Program.
The 5-mile race/3-mile walk will start near the URI tennis courts at
Keaney Road and Route 138. For further information, call 401-874-4066.
The event will include a post-race health screening and massage, T-shirts
for the first 200 entrants, refreshments, prizes, and a raffle. Prizes will
be awarded to the top three male and female runners overall, top male and
female runners in each age group, and the top male and female walkers. The
raffle grand prize will be two round trip tickets anywhere in the continental
United States donated by Southwest Airlines. Other major sponsors are Visine,
Ban de Soleil, Plax, Bengay, and Barbasol.
Last year's race attracted more than 300 runners and walkers.
This year's research projects, the beneficiaries of the race, focus on
the muscle physiology of trained athletes, quality of life of persons with
disabilities, comparison of fitness equipment and the effects of pressure
as a therapeutic technique.
For Further Information: Dave Lavallee 401-874-2116