May 1, 2011 — Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Student Council will hold its Palmer N8K charity run to benefit local horse therapy program Juan Diez Rancheros on Saturday May 21, at 9 a.m. This is the fourth year for the run, which will be eight kilometers, or roughly five miles. There also will be a two-mile walk for those who would like a more comfortably paced activity.
“We are very pleased to be hosting our fourth annual Palmer N8K race,” said Amanda Kugel, a Palmer student serving as the race director. “It is nice to know that even during difficult economic times we are able to have an event that helps such a great cause locally.” This year the N8K race coincides with Juan Diez Rancheros’ 2nd Annual Barn Dance BB-Q fundraising event, also held on May 21, from 3-8 p.m. Visit www.jdrhorses.org to learn more.
The N8K part of the event’s name refers not only to the distance of the race (8K) but also to chiropractic philosophy. “Innate refers to the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself,” Ms. Kugel added. “The Palmer N8K race is run entirely by student volunteers, and it’s not only a chance for them to give back to the community, but an opportunity to educate the community about the power of chiropractic.”
The run will begin and end at Vickie Anne Palmer Hall (the former Masonic Temple) at 7th and Brady streets on Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport Campus. All participants will receive a T-shirt, post-race refreshments and a chance to win prizes from local businesses.
Awards will be presented to the top three male and top three female finishers of the run. All participants will have their race times posted in Palmer’s student newspaper, The Beacon. The run will be on a relatively flat course that loops through Duck Creek Park on the bike path, and passes through Vander Veer Park and surrounding neighborhoods.
Participants may register online at GetMeRegistered.com. The cost for the 8k portion is $20 through May 20, and $25 on race day. The cost for the 2-mile walk is $15 through May 20, and $20 on race day. For more information about registration or event activities, contact Race Director Amanda Kugel at (920) 574-1293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Palmer College of Chiropractic, www.palmer.edu