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    Run For Walk Adds Fleet Feet Sports as Official Partner

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM The third annual Run For Walk is set for Sunday, July 27
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    The third annual Run For Walk is set for Sunday, July 27
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    May 28, 2014

    Run For Walk Registration

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- The third annual Run For Walk, a 4.1 mile run and 5K family walk set for Sunday, July 27, welcomes Fleet Feet Sports as the official running specialty store and a valued race partner.

    Fleet Feet Sports is committed to enhancing and growing local running and walking communities, and offering educational resources and training opportunities to assist athletes in achieving their fitness goals.

    The Run For Walk, a Chicago Area Runner's Association (CARA) Runners' Choice Circuit event, is held in honor of former Northwestern head football coach Randy Walker. The unique run distance of 4.1 miles harkens back to Walker's uniform number -41- during his collegiate playing days at Miami University. Both the run and walk take place through Evanston's tree-lined streets and along the lakefront on Northwestern's campus with participants finishing on historic Ryan Field.

    In addition, the event will feature the Kids' 'Cat Dashes in and around Ryan Field. As part of the CARA Youth Circuit, kids can participate in age-group races 14 and under, finishing on the same field on which the Wildcats football players compete. CARA's inclusion of the Run for Walk in its highly regarded circuit is a result of the terrific feedback and the positive participant experiences from the past two years as a quality running event.


     

     

    The registration fee for either the run or walk is $37.50 and includes a short-sleeved technical shirt, a ticket to a nonconference home football game and entry into the race day expo. Northwestern students may register for the reduced fee of $25.

    The 2014 Run For Walk is presented by Maxwell House, Northwestern Medicine and Whole Foods Downtown Evanston. Official event partners in addition to Fleet Feet Sports and CARA include: the City of Evanston, Athletico Physical Therapy, Evanston Running Club, Superior Ambulance Service, Chicago Athlete Magazine, Core Power and Evanston Subaru in Skokie.

    Fans are encouraged to register online or visit NUsports.com/RunForWalk for more event details. Questions should be directed to runforwalk@northwestern.edu or by calling 847-491-7723.

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