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April 9, 2013

UW-Eau Claire American Marketing Association to hold 31st Annual Fun Run 5K

Run for a LifeThe University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire American Marketing Association (AMA) will hold its 31st Annual Fun Run 5k Race Saturday, April 13 at Carson Park to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

The event will allow community members to walk, run, or blade during the race. After the race, from 12–4 p.m., community members are invited to attend the Fun Run post-race celebration. Local cover band, Big Back Yard, will be performing and attendees have the opportunity to win prizes donated by local businesses. Food and beverages will also be provided along with a t-shirt for all runners. All proceeds will go toward St. Jude Research Foundation; AMA hopes to donate a total of $2,000.

Those planning to participate in the race are encouraged to register online at Day-of registration will also be available at the Oak Pavilion starting at 8:30 a.m. The blading race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the walking and running race at 10 a.m.

Race costs will be $20 for adults, $17 for students, and $5 for children. Post-race celebration only will be $15 for adults and $13 or students. To learn more about Fun Run, please visit the registration website or contact Karen Dahl, VP of Activities.

AMA is a student-run professional business organization that offers students the opportunity to learn essential skills and leadership to prepare for a future in business. To learn more about AMA, please visit its website at

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