Sign up for a 5k walk/ run through beautiful DMU neighborhood

June 26, 2009 —

rundayvoo(Des Moines, IA) – You are invited to join Des Moines University (DMU) students, faculty, alumni and staff for a 5k through the beautiful south of Grand neighborhood around DMU.

The August 15 race, called DMU Run-Day-Voo, will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the circle drive in front of the Des Moines University Academic Center (north entrance), 3440 Grand Avenue. This is the second year of the annual run. Awards will be given for overall winners.

rundayvooParticipants can run or walk. Register at for only $15, or, beginning at 7 a.m. the day of the race, register for $20. Registration includes the cost of a race t-shirt. Race packets can be picked up on Thursday, August 13, 4-6 p.m. or Friday, August 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Ave., or the day of the event, 7-7:20 a.m. at the start line.

The DMU Osteopathic Finish Line student group will provide supervised osteopathic manipulation treatments to race participants and supporters.

For more information or to register, please visit

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Des Moines University (DMU) is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, biomedical sciences, anatomy, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions.