LACE UP: It’s walk/run season!

March 28, 2011 —

As the flowers peek through, the calendar starts to fill up. There are SO many fun outdoor activities. Here’s a few coming up for great causes….

  • April 2, DMU is the host site of the annual AIDS Project’s 5k walk/run. Be warned, it’s hilly!
  • April 2, this isn’t a run/walk but sounds fun…  Couture for a Cause is a fashion show for Children’s Cancer Connection.
  • April 16 is a 5k for 5 charities that help victims of violence.
  • May 7 is the March of Dimes walk for babies in West Des Moines.
  • May 7, My Angel Foundation has a 5k and 10k in Waukee. This group is raising awareness of the importance of organ donation.
  • May 14, walk to raise money in the fight against childhood cancer.
  • May 14 is the ChildServe 5k or 1 mile walk/run to raise money for organization which helps kids with special health needs.
  • May 14 (this must be a popular date!) is also the arthritis walk at Gray’s Lake Park.

And, of course, as you break outta the gym for the sidewalks & streets, be careful! Check our our Power Hour Series for preventing injuries!


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.

Comments

  • http://www.xfinityonline.com/ Neil

    Everyone should participate in at least one of those drives and help a good cause will doing something different for a change. Who needs a gym membership!

  • http://www.xfinityonline.com/ Neil

    Everyone should participate in at least one of those drives and help a good cause will doing something different for a change. Who needs a gym membership!