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Lace up your running shoes for URI Alumni Association 5K road race Oct. 8

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

KINGSTON, R.I. -- September 20, 2005 -- The University of Rhode Island Alumni Association will hold its 5th Annual 5K Road Race on Saturday, Oct. 8 starting at 9 a.m. The race will begin and end at the new Alumni Center, 73 Upper College Road, on the Kingston Campus.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Alumni Center. Runners and walkers are invited to participate. The first 100 to register will receive a 2005 Homecoming 5K long-sleeved T-shirt.

The race will take participants on a U.S. Track & Field-certified 5K route around the campus. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in the following categories: URI alumnus/alumna; URI faculty/staff; URI students; youths (17 and under); and open division.

Awards will be distributed and refreshments will be available immediately following the race.

Entry cost is $14 per person if registered on-line; cost is $18 per person via mail, fax, or on the day of the race. To register online, go to

For more information, directions or to receive an application by mail, call 874-2242 or email