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    A Look Back at the Third Annual #Run4Walk

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Tammy Walker addressed the participants moments before the race stepped off.
    Tammy Walker addressed the participants moments before the race stepped off.

    July 27, 2014

    2014 Run For Walk Photo Gallery

    2014 Run For Walk Results

    2014 Run For Walk Survey

    EVANSTON, Ill.-- Friends and supporters of Northwestern Athletics and the late head football coach Randy Walker gathered at Ryan Field on Sunday, July 27 to honor his memory and celebrate his life at the third annual Run For Walk.

    On a warm and sun-splashed morning, hundreds and hundreds of runners and walkers gathered in the east lot at Ryan Field to begin the third event. The race, a 4.1-mile run and a 5K family walk, took participants through the tree-lined streets of Evanston and along the scenic shore of Lake Michigan on Northwestern's unique campus. Everyone finished on the 50-yard line at historic Ryan Field. The unique race distance of 4.1 miles harkens back to Walker's uniform number, 41, when he was a student-athlete at Miami University.

    Prior to the 7:30 a.m. start, Coach Walker's wife, Tammy, and current head football coach Pat Fitzgerald, addressed the participants and offered words of encouragement. Both spoke of his love for Northwestern, the surrounding neighborhood and the family's beloved dog, Magic.



    James Akita of Elmhurst, Ill. was the top finished Sunday, posting a final time of 21:38, just 21 seconds ahead of Chicago's Ryan Hopper. Jeremy Rustonof Algonquin, Ill. finished third overall in 22:08.

    Pamela Staton of Ingleside, Ill. led the female finishers in a time of 24:!4 Sunday. Stephanie Hughes of Chicago clocked in with a time of 25:53 and another Chicago resident, Elizabeth Chenoweth was third at 26:33.

    To view full results for every Run For Walk participant, please CLICK HERE.

    Participants with the football ticket redemption tag remaining on the their race bib number are invited to redeem their ticket for a nonconference football game at the NU box office during regular business hours. It is important to note, however, that those tags are NOT valid on game days.

    If any registrants did not pick up a Run for Walk t-shirt, arrangements should be made by e-mailing or by calling 847-491-7723 to set up a time to pick it up.

    All participants are encouraged to share photos of the event and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by using #Run4Walk and #B1GCats. A gallery of select photos is available at the top of the page.

    The 2014 Run For Walk was proudly 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.

    Below is a full video of the finish line on Ryan Field:


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