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May 3, 2013

Participants brave weather at AMA Fun Run; raise money for St. Jude’s

AMA Fun Run

Over 120 participants braved the 39 degree weather to blade, run, or walk at the 31st Annual Fun Run 5K organized by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student chapter of the American Marketing Association. The race was held Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Carson Park.

2013 Fun Run Sponsors

Anytime Fitness, Bloomer Tent Rental Clear Channel Media, Country Jam, Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, General Beer Northwest, Grizzly’s, Mancino’s, Mega Foods, Milwaukee Burger Co., Noodles, Northwestern Mutual, Old Wisconsin Meats, PepsiCo./Frito Lay, Pizza Hut, Sam’s Club, Scheels, Seymour Lions Club, Sterling Water Culligan, Subway, Target, The Pickle Bars

Kaitlin Nix, AMA student chapter president, was happy with the turnout.

“It was great to see so many students and community members come together to help out a great cause, especially through the poor weather conditions,” said Nix.

The theme of this year’s race was “Run for a Life.” All the proceeds from the event benefitted St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The UW-Eau Claire student organization raised $1,950 in corporate sponsorships and another $2,375 in registration fees.

“We are proud of all the hard work we put into organizing the Fun Run,” said Brianna Butler, AMA vice president of corporate sponsorships. “But we couldn’t pull off this great event without our sponsors.” See sidebar for a list of 2013 sponsors.

In addition to the race, AMA organized a post-race celebration for people of all ages that included music, food, and a chance to win raffle prizes.

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 the UW-Eau Claire AMA chapter, visit its website at www.uwecama.com.

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