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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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June 5: Blue Hen 5K

University of Delaware graduates planning to attend Alumni Weekend are encouraged to register for the annual Blue Hen 5K walk and run, which will be held Sunday morning, June 5.

June 6-9: Food and culture series

The 20th annual June Lecture Series at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UD in Wilmington will be held June 6-9. Titled 'June a la Carte,' this year's program focuses on great political documents, feminism, world politics and a Newark cuisine sampler.

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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