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Eastern students volunteer to mentor, cheer on girls at 5K

Eastern students volunteer to mentor, cheer on girls at 5K

Corryn Brock, News Editor

November 11, 2019

Eastern students volunteered with the annual Girls on the Run 5K on Nov. 9, as well as the programming leading up to the race. Girls on the Run of East Central Illinois describes its mission as “(inspiring) girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind.” Be...

Girls on the Run to impact community, promote confidence

Hannah Myers, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2017

Families laughing, music playing, colored hairspray and excitement will be in the air as more than 150 girls and 26 boys from 12 teams and six counties are set to run the Girls on the Run 5K Saturday at the Mattoon YMCA. Girls on the Run is a 10-week after school program for girls in third through f...

Shannon McNamara 5K raises awareness of sexual assault

Bailey Flesner, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2017

The Shannon McNamara 5k run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 as a way to honor the memory of an Eastern student who was sexually assaulted and murdered at her off-campus apartment in Charleston 17 years ago. The event will be at the Rolling Meadows High School in her hometown of Rolling Meadows,...

Sophomores step up to organize ‘Holiday Hustle’

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2016

Four sophomore students sharing the same passion for giving back to the community organized the fifth annual Holiday Hustle 5K run/walk. Sophomores Samantha Boomgarden, Audrey Rex, Brianne Ed and Katie Ervin met as incoming freshmen through the Presidential Scholars Scholarship program, which involves...

Association of International Students host first 5K

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

November 3, 2014

In order to help raise money for the Association of International Students, one student helped create the first Run-Walk for the World 5K Relay from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Panther Trail. Kara Atkins, the 5K coordinator, said having a lot of international students as friends op...

Runners raise Alzheimer’s awareness with fun run

Runners raise Alzheimer’s awareness with fun run

Blake Warman, City Editor

August 24, 2014

People from around the Coles County community attended the third annual Gowin Parc Race to Remember at Fox Ridge State Park Saturday in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. The race featured runners and walkers of all ages participating in a one-mile fun run, a 5K and a 10K to support the research...

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