April 22: Race to Give Back

Earth Week to include third annual Race to Give Back 5K


8:09 a.m., April 18, 2012--As part of Earth Week activities at the University of Delaware, the third annual Race to Give Back 5K will be held from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 22, at the Laird Campus turf field.

The race will begin at 1 p.m., with the course along Creek Road.

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Oct. 21: 'Plastic Paradise' screening

A documentary on plastic waste in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch will be screened on Oct. 21 as a prelude to Campus Sustainability Day.

Oct. 22: 'Meet the Marketers'

A "Meet the Marketers" career networking event will be held from 1:30-4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center.

There will be free organic cotton T-shirts for the first 75 people who register. Registration is $18 until 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, and $22 after that date and on race day. Student fee is $14 with UD ID.

For race information, see the website.

For a flier about the event, click here.

In addition to the run, there will be music by DJ Z, food and information about how to lead a more sustainable life.

Shoe collection

The Graduate Student Government Sustainability Committee will be collecting athletic shoes as part of Earth Week, with a collection station at Sunday's race.

Collections also will be accepted at the Trabant University Center patio from noon-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, and from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, April 26.

Shoes will be donated to Perpetual Pumps for Africa. Shoes not in wearable condition will be sent to Nike Reuse-A-Shoe, where they will be converted to playground material.


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