11th Annual Linda Yalem Run Set for Sept. 24 at UB

Release Date: September 14, 2000

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- More than 1,600 individuals are expected to race, run, jog, stroll or walk as part of 11th Annual Linda Yalem Memorial Run, to begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 on the UB North Campus.

The 5K U.S.A. Track and Field certified course, part of The Buffalo News Runner of the Year Series, will start and finish near Alumni Arena.

Held in memory of a UB student who was assaulted and murdered while jogging on a bike path near the North Campus, the event promotes personal-safety awareness and supports campus-based, crime-prevention programs.

Advance registration is $13 per person if postmarked by Sept. 20. Registration on race day is $16. The cost for students is $10. Checks should be made payable, in U.S. funds only, to the UB Foundation, Inc.

Pre-registration application forms and race packets will be available from 4-7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in Alumni Arena, and participants will receive a voucher for two tickets to the UB Bulls vs. Bowling Green football game to be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 23. Packets also may be picked up at the arena from 8-9 a.m. on race day.

Registration forms also will be available on the North Campus in 350 Student Union, at the lobby counter of the union and in 130 Alumni Arena, and in 270 Farber Hall on the South Campus. In addition, they will be available at residence-hall offices on both campuses.

Customtee Active Wear will provide each participant with a free long-sleeve, mock-neck tee-shirt. Finishers also will receive a free safety item.

Awards will be given to the overall male and female finishers in the open division, the top-three male and female finishers in five-year age and wheelchair categories, the top race walkers and the top UB male, female, faculty/staff, student and residence-hall finishers.

There also will be a drawing for two trips for two and finish-line tickets to the New York City Marathon, plus other prizes, including merchandise and gift certificates.

Following the award ceremony, a kids' dash will be held.

For more information, call 716-645-2982 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or visit the Web site at http://www.student-affairs.buffalo.edu/lyr/.

Finish-line results will be provided by Emery Fisher Race Crew and Don Mitchell Runtime Services. Results will be posted online.

UB sponsors are the Bulls, the Office of Student Affairs, the Anti-Rape Task Force-Sub-Board I Inc., the Student Association and the Faculty Student Association.

Community sponsors are Mrs. T's Pierogies, Tops Friendly Markets, New York Road Runners Club Inc., WJYE 96.1, Montana Mills Bread, Century Printing and Graphics Inc., Wendy's, Chek.com Internet Services and Orville's Home Appliances.

Run supporters are Starbucks Coffee, Customtee Activewear, Anderson's Custard and Roast Beef, Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band and Color Guard, Women's Health Initiative, Niagara Walkers, Runner's World, Dick's Sporting Goods, New Era, Runner's Roost, PowerAde, US Airways and New York Army National Guard.

Media Contact Information

Christine Vidal
Director of News Content
Community Engagement, International Education
Tel: 716-645-4607
vidal@buffalo.edu