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U of M Young Alumni Committee Will Host True Blue 5k Nov. 5 University News
For release: October 14, 2010

For press information, contact Ryan Jones, 901-678-1333

Are you TRUE BLUE? Show your Tiger pride by participating in the Fourth Annual True Blue 5K, brought to you by First Tennessee and the U of M Young Alumni Committee. The race will take place on the night of Friday, November 5, 2010. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Young Alumni Committee and its work to fund the newly established Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship for U of M graduate students.

Runners and walkers will enjoy a MRTC-certified race course that takes them through the University of Memphis campus on beautiful fall evening race. The U of M Mighty Sound of the South will be on hand with the Tiger Cheerleaders to get the night started off in True Blue style and runners will cross the finish line to enjoy music, food, Tiger spirit and an awards ceremony featuring special “Tiger” guests. Race awards will include individual winners in several traditional categories, a Tiger Spirit Award for the most spirited Tiger Runner, an award for the largest registered community group/organization participation, and a special award for the largest participating student/on campus organization, with a $250 prize given to the winning team’s charity of choice.

University of Memphis students, alumni and all Tiger fans are invited to participate as either a runner or walker. To register, visit http://trueblue5k.racesonline.com/ or call (901) 678-1333. Become a fan of the race on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/trueblue5k . Registration is $25 for a Chip Timed race and all MRTC members, U of M Alumni Association members, students, and staff receive a $2 discount.

Race Day Registration and packet pick up will be held from 5:45-6:45 pm on Friday, November 5 in front of the University Center, on the Alumni Lawn. Parking will be available in the Southern Avenue lot across from the registration area or in the Zach Curlin Parking Garage.

This year’s title sponsor for the race is First Tennessee Bank. Other sponsors include Allied Waste Services, ATC Fitness, Nesvick Trading Group, Woodland Tree Services, Memphis Orthopedic Group, Stryker, U.S. Foodservice, Chick Fil A, Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals, and Memphis Sport Magazine.

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