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“Love Your Libraries” Fun Run, March 20

SponsorBar2010Join other library supporters at the 18th annual “Love Your Libraries” Fun Run, sponsored by Comcast and hosted by the University of Tennessee Graduate Student Senate. The 5K race and fun walk will take place Saturday, March 20, 2010. Registration is from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. in Circle Park on the UT campus, and the race begins at 8:00 a.m. Proceeds benefit the University of Tennessee Libraries.

The Graduate Student Senate hosted its first race to benefit the UT Libraries in 1992. Proceeds from the race assist the libraries in purchasing much-needed electronic resources, books, equipment, and other items critical for student success at the University of Tennessee.

Each year, corporate sponsors throughout the Knoxville community help make the Fun Run possible with charitable gifts. Once again Comcast, our title sponsor, will provide financial support and airtime on their cable television network to advertise the event. Another major donor, Rivr Media, will assist with publicity. Other sponsors include: the UT Federal Credit Union, UT Book and Supply Stores, Brandons Awards and Engraving, Miche Bags, Dr. William Kim Salmons DDS, Pimento’s Cafe & Market, Salon Azure, and Runners Market.

The race is sanctioned and emceed by the Knoxville Track Club. An awards ceremony will follow the race. Awards will be given to the top three runners overall, 1st Masters (40+) and 1st Grand Masters (50+), male and female — as well as awards given by age and gender. The Fastest UT Runner (student, faculty, or staff) and the Best Team (organization with most registrants) also will be recognized. Awards must be picked up on race day; they will not be mailed. Fun Run t-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners. Shirts will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis on race day.

Pre-registrations must be postmarked by March 13. Entry forms are available here. Check out the race route.

Help us spread the word. Please print and display our poster.

For more information, contact the Graduate Student Senate ( or 865-974-2377).

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