10th Annual Dusty 5K Run/Walk Set October 30, 2004 at TAMIU

10th Annual Dusty 5K Run/Walk Set October 30 at TAMIU

Local and area runners can help celebrate the 10th anniversary of Texas A&M International University's Dusty 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Monies raised help support University student scholarships.

Entry fees prior to Oct. 27 deadline are as follows: professional runners, $25; amateur runners, $20; 5K walkers, $10.

After Oct. 27, entry fees will be $35 for professional runners, $30 for amateur runners and $15 for 5K walkers.

Cash prizes will be awarded in the Professional Category for men and women. First place is $500; second, $300 and third $200. Trophies will be awarded to top three finishers in the amateur category. Certificates will be provided to all walkers. All Dusty 5K Run and Walk participants receive a TAMIU Dustdevil T-shirt.

This year's Run and Walk is sponsored by Constructors. TAMIU's Men's Basketball Coach, Tarvish Felton, is helping to coordinate the Run/Walk.

Highlighting the event is a Health Fair presented by Laredo Medical Center featuring body mass index and blood pressure screenings and information on cancer awareness, rehabilitation and physical therapy, among others.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. on the lobby side of the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library. The event will begin at 8 a.m.

For additional information and registration, please contact the Office for Institutional Advancement at 326.2175. On-line registration or downloading of registration forms is possible by visiting http://www.tamiu.edu/adminis/vpia/specialevents/sv.htm

University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu