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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 27, 2005

Recreational Services Hosts Steve Goff Memorial Run Oct. 2

The Division of Recreational Services at the University of Iowa is sponsoring the Steve Goff Memorial Cross-Country 5K Run/Walk Oct. 2 to benefit a scholarship fund established in his name.

Goff was a professor in the UI college of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Health, Leisure, and Sports Studies from 1994 to 1998. He was an outstanding educator and athlete who died of cancer at the age of 42. Proceeds from the run will be donated to the Steve Goff Scholarship Fund, which awards a scholarship each year to an undergraduate student in Leisure Studies at the UI.

The race will take place at the UI Ashton Cross-Country Course, located just west of the Hawkeye Recreation Fields and just south of Melrose Avenue. Race day registration will begin at 9:15 a.m. The race will begin at 10 a.m. for walkers and 10:30 a.m. for runners. 

The race has two different divisions, intramural and open. The intramural division is for all university students, faculty and staff. The open division is for anyone who is not affiliated with the university. The winners in each division will receive a 2005-2006 intramural champion t-shirt. Registration forms are available online at http://www.recserv.uiowa.edu/events/stevegoffrun.htm or outside of E216 of the UI Field House.

Entry fee is $12 before Sept. 30 and $15 on race day. For more information, call The Division of Recreational Services at (319) 335-9293.

STORY SOURCE: University News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu; Program: Michelle Harder 319-335-9284