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Ninth Annual 5k Race for Humanity Set for March 29
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014
Written By:  Christine Luczka
Contact Email:  l.whetzel@usciences.edu
Contact Phone:  215.596.8864
 
raceThe University of the Sciences’ ninth annual 5K Race for Humanity kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 29. All proceeds will benefit Youth Service, Inc., a local organization working to meet the needs of family units in Philadelphia, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety.
 
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC) at 43rd and Woodland Avenue. The race then weaves through The Woodlands, a well-marked and paved national historic cemetery just a few blocks away. This event is sponsored by Omega Chi Psi, a co-educational academic service fraternity founded at USciences in 2005.
 
Anyone interested in participating should fill out a registration form, and drop it off at the Student Affairs office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The $20 pre-registration fee guarantees entrants a T-shirt and post-race refreshments, as well as timing by Athlete’s Closet. Race Day registration is $25.
 
Morgan Siegmann took home the best overall male title in 2013, with a 5K time of 19:37. Kathleen Davies came in shortly after with the best overall female time at 19:49.
 
“The 5K Race for Humanity team is dedicated to providing aid to those in need,” said Ralph Rocco, an event coordinator. “Each year, we select a new nonprofit organization to receive a majority of the race profit.”
 
Gifts of $500 or greater (made before March 7) will elicit sponsoring organizations' logos on the back of the race t-shirt. Donation checks can be made out to “Youth Service Inc.” and mailed to:
 
MaryKate McGinty, Race for Humanity Advisor
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
600 S. 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
For more information, check usciences.edu/5kRace or call 267.295.3222 for last minute updates.

 

 
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