July 11, 2008 —

How can you even try to resist saying that over & over again?  It’s such a fun name and I’m sure it’ll be a fun event!

This is the first-EVER race for DMU. It’ll start and end in front of the Academic Center, 3440 Grand Ave. The Aug. 9 race begins at 6:30 a.m. (yeah, who know there was an a.m. version of 6:30 on Saturday?!) to beat the heat.

The race will tour through the scenic neighborhood surrounding DMU. Registration of $15 includes a cute t-shirt (see photo!).

The event was scheduled to correlate with the annual alumni reunion but it’s open to students, staff, faculty, community members and University friends. We’d love to meet you! We’re hoping it becomes an annual event.

To see the course map, find out about packet pickup or any other details, visit our website.

And whether you run, walk or cheer on the crowd, don’t miss our team of students in the Osteopathic Finish Line club which will be giving OMM treatments for FREE.

Also, as a timely tie-in, Juice magazine has many helpful tips for runners in this week’s issue. You could use the DMU 5k as one way to train for longer runs, or use Juice’s tips to ready yourself for our 5k!

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.