Hundreds of participants will return to Aksarben Village’s Stinson Park this year on Saturday, April 26, for the 2014 Claussen-Leahy Run/Walk, which will raise scholarship funds for University of Nebraska at Omaha student-athletes.
Formerly known as the “UNO Women’s Walk,” the Claussen-Leahy Run/Walk not only supports UNO Athletics, but promotes health and wellness through multiple activities including the Stampede 10K Run, Claussen 5K Run, the Leahy 2K Walk and other events for participants of all ages and levels of fitness.
Now in its 29th year, the Claussen-Leahy Run/Walk is coming off of a record turnout in 2013 with this year promising to be another successful event for all involved.
Each of the races begins at 9 a.m. with pre-registered runners being chip timed. Winners will be based on the participant’s official race time.
Those registering the day of the event will not be chip timed, but are still welcome to compete. Medals will be awarded to the top runners in various age brackets with 96 medals being awarded in total. Race results will be posted on the website as well as the Claussen-Leahy Run & Walk Facebook page.
The 2K Leahy route is for walkers and those looking for a more relaxed pace, or for those with children.
Registration is available online at Omavs.com. Participants are also able to register on site before 9 a.m.
Also available the day of the event is the 800 meter Kids’ Race starting at 8:30 a.m. for children ages 5-12 featuring UNO student-athletes.
UNO student-athletes will also be on hand for mini sports clinics (basketball, volleyball, soccer, dance and cheer) where children can learn more about the different sports UNO offers. The clinics are free to all kids.
In addition to each of the races, there will be a variety of vendors and organizations related to health and wellness on hand to explain and present various products and services throughout the day.
For additional information about registration fees, route maps, children’s events, and parking information visit the website at omavs.com or call or email Pam Schwarting at 402.554.3689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media inquiries please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at email@example.com or 402.554.2129.
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