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MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Mizzou Mile’ Run to Serve as Rallying Cry for the Entire Community

May 6th, 2017

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, 573-882-6217, hurstn@missouri.edu

WHAT: Celebrating diversity by bringing people together is the main goal of the first ‘Principles of Community’ Mile Run. Mizzou Athletics and the MU Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity are partnering to host this run, which they hope will serve as an entry point to greater dialogue and discussions between the many different students, faculty, staff and affiliates of the Mizzou community.

In addition to increasing awareness of inclusion, civility and mutual respect, the Mizzou Mile will raise funds for charitable organizations including the United Service Organization, Its On Us, Rally4Rhyan and Circle of Sisterhood.

Following the race there will be food, post-race activities and awards presented to the first-, second- and third-place finishers in each age group, as well as the overall fastest male and female runner.

WHO: All are encouraged to attend.

The cost:

  • $5 for Mizzou faculty, staff and students
  • $10 for anyone not affiliated with Mizzou
  • $5 for children between the ages of 10 and 12
  • Free for children under the age of nine

There is an additional timing fee of $2.50 for those wishing to run competitively.

WHEN: Noon – 2 p.m., Saturday, May 6

WHERE: The race begins at Tiger Plaza and ends at Stankowski Field

NOTE: To see a full map of the route and register for the run please visit: GetMeRegistered.com/MizzouMile

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