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Register now for April 28 run/walk for Latin America

April 13, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — The Latin American Sustainability, Education and Development student organization will hold its fifth annual El Fortín 5K run/walk April 28 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The event starts at 10 a.m. behind the Human Sciences and Services Building on campus. Race-day registration begins at 9 a.m. Participants are encouraged to register before April 11. After April 11 the registration fee increases from $12 to $17.

LA SED provides funding for education and community development projects in Latin America. All of the 5K profits will be donated.

Money raised from this year's event will support LA SED's scholarship program in El Fortín, a small, impoverished community in Nicaragua. The scholarship program currently funds 60 scholarships in El Fortín, allowing students to afford schooling that would otherwise be unattainable.

Those who choose not to participate in the 5K but wish to donate can do so online.

For more information about the event, contact Kara Callahan at 952-270-8676 or callahkj@uwec.edu.

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