Starting at historic Weaver Chapel, students, faculty, staff and Springfield residents will run or walk through the campus before heading to nearby Veterans Park. The event will come full circle back to Weaver Chapel, where the participants will be rewarded with the feeling of personal accomplishment.
Pre-registration for the race costs $12 with the guarantee of a T-shirt, while registration on the day of the events costs $15, with no T-shirt guarantee. Registration forms must be returned by Friday, Oct. 26, and can be found online. Proceeds will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank Network, which serves Clark, Logan and Champaign counties. In addition, all participants are encouraged to bring donations of canned food.
Associate Professor of History Tammy Proctor and husband Todd Shirley, Assistant Professor of English Rick Incorvati, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Women's Studies Nancy McHugh and July Holland, wife of Assistant Professor of Philosophy Miguel Martinez-Saenz, have organized this event for the third consecutive year.
The event also coincides with the anniversary of Martin Luther's posting of his revolutionary 95 theses in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517. Though the date of Wittenberg's Reformation Run/Walk may change each year, it is a representation of the university's longstanding connection with the Lutheran Church.
In addition to the charitable Reformation Run/Walk, a group of Wittenberg faculty, staff, students and alumni are planning to run in the Chicago Marathon on October 2008. To have a real Wittenberg presence for this event, organizers are seeking more runners and even spectators to participate in the well-known annual event.
Written By: Elizabeth Burdsall '08
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