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Sept. 20, 2006

Recreational Services Hosts Steve Goff Memorial Run Oct. 8

The Division of Recreational Services at the University of Iowa is sponsoring the Steve Goff Memorial Cross-Country 5K Run/Walk Oct. 8 to benefit a scholarship fund established in his name.

Goff was a professor in the 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 43. 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 University of Iowa Ashton Cross-Country Course, located just west of the Hawkeye Recreation Fields and just North of Melrose Avenue. Race day registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. The race will begin at 9 a.m. for walkers and 9:30 a.m. for runners.

The race has two divisions, Intramural and Open. The Intramural division is for all UI students, faculty staff. All Intramural Division participants will need to bring their UI ID at the time of race check-in. The Open Division is for anyone not affiliated with the university. The winners in each division will receive a 2006-2007 intramural champion t-shirt. Registration forms are available online at http://www.recserv.uiowa.edu/events/SteveGoff.htm or outside of E216 of the UI Field House.

Entry fee is $12 before Oct. 6; $15 on race day. For more information, call the Division of Recreational Services at 319-335-9293.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

PROGRAM CONTACT: Michelle Harder 319-335-9284

MEDIA CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu