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Run-A-Muck 5K Race to Benefit Ohio Wesleyan Sports Program

November 15, 2007

DELAWARE, OHIO – Local residents are invited to Run-A-Muck on Dec. 1 to help raise funds for Ohio Wesleyan University’s track and field program.

Runners who participate in the second annual 5K race, dubbed Run-A-Muck 2, will encounter straw bales, a creek, hills, trails, and plenty of mud as they maneuver the course at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 3081 Columbus Pike.

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Entries also will be accepted on race day beginning at 8 a.m., with the race stepping off at 10 a.m. The cost is $20 for individuals and $28 for relay teams with checks payable to OWU Track and Field. Run-A-Muck also is sponsored by Second Sole of Delaware, an athletic apparel store, at 28 N. Sandusky St.

As long as supplies last, participants will receive a goody bag as well as a long-sleeved T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each of seven age groups for both men and women. The age groups are: under 13, 14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, and over 50.

Laura Finkes, an Ohio Wesleyan assistant track and field and cross country coach, said the race is intended for runners of all levels.

“This event is good for beginners, because we do have the relay option,” Finkes said. “And there should also be no pressure for experienced runners. Because this isn’t a flat road race, there is really no way to compare times from this race to other races. This is a chance for everyone to have a good time. It’s also a really fun race to watch.”

Finkes invites the whole community to come out and experience Run-A-Muck. “Last year’s event had a fantastic turnout,” she said. “It really connects Ohio Wesleyan with the local running community.”

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 40 states and 45 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.

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