Run/walk at SU to benefit Boston Marathon victims

The Syracuse University Remembrance Scholars will host a 5K run/walk to benefit the Boston Marathon victims.

The event will be held on Sunday, April 28 on the SU campus. It is open to the public. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at the Schine Student Center. The run/walk will begin at noon and will follow three marked loops around campus.

There is no fee to participate, but a suggested donation of $10 is encouraged. Participants are encouraged to donate as much as they can. All proceeds from the race will benefit TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good), as part of a special fundraiser the organization is doing to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The first 150 students that donate $10 or more will receive a free t-shirt.

The event is being organized by the SU Remembrance Scholars, who are selected each year to represent the 35 students and staff who died in the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland in December 1988. "As Remembrance Scholars, it's our responsibility to help educate the SU community about the impact of terrorism and promote peace," says Stephanie Kranz, a Remembrance Scholar who first came up with the idea to hold the benefit race. "Many of us are runners, or know people living in Boston, and we want to show our support. It embodies our Remembrance Scholar mission of 'Look back, act forward.'"

Prizes will be awarded to the top two donors, as well as to the first-place men's and women's finishers. Refreshments and live music will follow the race.

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