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Susan Hofacre Run Set for Nov. 5

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pittsburgh -- The Sixth Annual Susan Hofacre 5k Memorial Run will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. on the campus of Robert Morris University in Moon.

The proceeds from the race benefit the Susan Hofacre Memorial Scholarship Fund. Susan Hofacre was RMU's only female athletic director, from 2000 until early 2005, when she died of cancer. During her tenure as athletic director, Hofacre oversaw the addition of six new programs, including women's golf, field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, and men's and women's ice hockey. She also oversaw the development of the new track and field at the RMU Island Sports Center and the construction of Joe Walton Stadium.

The race is organized by RMU sport management students enrolled in Professor John Clark's sports sales class.

All runners of the race will receive a free t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place for eight categories male & female runners, including under 12; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70+ years of age or older.

Advance registration (until November 1) costs $15. Registration on race day is $15 and will take place at the Joe Walton Stadium Plaza from 8-8:45 am. Show your RMU Freedom card on the day of the race, and registration is only $10.

For more information, contact John Clark at 412-397-3426, or, email to

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.