Two hundred turn out to Run DMU

DMU students strike a pose after completing the 5K.
DMU students strike a pose after completing the 5K. View more photos from Run DMU on Facebook.

More than 200 DMU students, employees, alumni and friends took the challenge to Run DMU on September 11. Runners and walkers warmed up with a pre-race yoga session and nourished their tired bodies after five tough kilometers with food, refreshments and OMM treatments.

The annual 5K was a family affair for Kari Smith, D.P.T.’04, BCB-PMD, manager of the DMU Physical Therapy Clinic. She and her son, Carter, both won their age groups. But Kari took home family bragging rights, besting Carter by a minute and a half.

Overall winners were Jake Sutton, in a time of 16:09, and Emily Whisler, D.O.’18, who clocked in at 21:58. DMU Chief Financial Officer Mark Peiffer and board member Arthur Angove, D.O.’62, also beat the field in their age groups.

Proceeds from the run — $7,513 in total — were invested in the DMU Fund, which supports all aspects of education at Des Moines University, from student scholarships and financial aid to technology and research.

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