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'Heroes' to race Oct. 27 in support of CASE

October 11, 2012

SavingRaceLogoEAU CLAIRE — The Center for Alcohol Studies and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host its seventh annual 5K run, The Saving Race, at 10 a.m. Oct. 27.

The race, which will begin near UW-Eau Claire's Haas Fine Arts Center, is held in memory of all UW-Eau Claire students who have died in alcohol-related tragedies. At The Saving Race, CASE shares the message to "be an everyday hero" by looking out for your friends. In keeping with the theme, participants in the 5K are encouraged to dress up as a superhero. Prizes will be awarded for the best individual costume and best team costumes.

All proceeds from the race help support peer education and programming for CASE at UW-Eau Claire. CASE provides students, parents as well as UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff with education on alcohol issues. Their programs aim to reduce high-risk drinking and its negative consequences among UW-Eau Claire students.

Online registration is available through Oct. 14. Early registration fees are $15 for adults; $10 for youths 12 and under; or $12 per person for teams of four or more. Racers who register early are guaranteed a T-shirt from the event, but participants also may register the day of the race.

Same-day registration ($20 for adults, $15 for youths, $17 for team members) will begin at 9 a.m. in the Haas Fine Arts parking lot. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and community members.

For more information about The Saving Race, contact Stephanie Pyykola at pyykolsk@uwec.edu or 715-836-5110.

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