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Alumni Host Inaugural First Tennessee True Blue 5k Run Nov. 16
For release: October 12, 2007
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The University of Memphis Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Committee will host the inaugural First Tennessee True Blue 5k Run at 7 p.m. Friday, November 16, on the University’s main campus. Proceeds from the race will support the work of the Young Alumni Committee and its commitment to building a stronger University and a stronger Memphis. 

All students, alumni, and Tiger supporters – whether runners or walkers – are invited to participate in the race.  Their course will wind through the campus past the Presidential Rose Garden, clock tower, student plaza, and FedEx Institute of Technology.  The race will end at the Alumni Mall, where a post-race party will feature awards, music, and refreshments.

The celebration will continue Saturday, November 17, when participants’ race bibs will serve as their admission to the Barn Bash, the University’s official game-day party before the Tigers take on conference rival UAB.  The Barn Bash will feature food, live music, and much more.

The deadline for early registration is Nov. 14.   Racers may register in person at the U of M Alumni Center, 635 Normal, or online at www.trueblue5k.racesonline.com.

The early registration fee is $15 for U of M students, faculty, Alumni Association members, and members of the Memphis Runners Track Club, and $18 for all other racers.  After November 14 the fee is $20 for everyone. All racers will receive an official True Blue 5k t-shirt.

First Tennessee Bank is the title sponsor of the race. Other sponsors include McAlister’s Deli, Kroger, Smoothie King, and Measures of Joy Catering.

The University of Memphis Alumni Association is a non-profit organization with the primary purpose of engaging alumni, former students and friends in three areas: advocating the ideals of the University, advancing its welfare, and fostering life-long relationships with the institution.

More information about the Alumni Association or the Young Alumni Committee is available from Alumni Coordinator Kelly Davis at 901-678-4299. 

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