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Release: April 25, 2001

RiverRun races, Art Fair to be this weekend

IOWA CITY-- The University of Iowa's 22nd annual RiverRun race will be Sunday, April 29, beginning with a Fun Run at 8:30 a.m., followed by 5K and 10K races at 9 a.m. All races start on the corner of Iowa Avenue and Madison Street in Iowa City. A Children's 50-yard Hawkeye Hustle starts at 10:30 a.m. in Hubbard Park.

The race and the April 28-29 Art Fair, which features pottery, ceramics, handcrafted works, and other collectibles for sale, are being held in conjunction with RiverFest, a free, public event that kicks off Thursday afternoon with live music and other activities slated to take place in Hubbard Park.

The Art Fair exhibition area takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days, and will be situated between the UI's music building and an area south of Hancher Auditorium. The fair includes children's art activities, which will occur between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Parking near Hancher Auditorium is free, and concessions from the Rib Shack and Banks Kettlecorn will be available.

RiverRun entry forms can be obtained at the University Box Office in the IMU at www.uiowa.edu/~riverrun and on race day from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. in the Terrace Lobby of the IMU. Entry fees range from $17 to $23 for UI and non-UI students and $75 for team entries.

Race course maps are available at the IMU's Office of Student Life, the Campus Information Center, and the University Box Office or at www.uiowa.edu/~riverrun.

For more Art Fair information, contact the Office of Student Life at (319) 335-3059.