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Archive: 21/10/2016

Second Annual Tower Run

November 17, 2016 7-10 PM

Tower Run

UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff are invited to register for the second annual Tower Run to be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 7–10 p.m., at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. The Tower Run offers the opportunity to run the 440 steps of the Du Bois Library, from the Lower Level to Floor 26.

Participants must register in advance by November 10. For more information and to register, visit:

The entry fee is $10 and registration is limited to the UMass Amherst community. Runners will be put into different time slots and allowed to run in intervals.  The first 100 registrants will receive a Tower Run t-shirt. The Tower Run is untimed; participants are encouraged to bring their own timing devices: the prize offered is bragging rights.

The event is sponsored by UMass Students of Recreation (USOR), UMass Campus Recreation, and the UMass Amherst Libraries.

“We are extremely excited for the second annual Tower Run,” says Bethany Welch of USOR. “Both Campus Recreation and the Library are a huge part of UMass students' lives and it is awesome to be able to combine the two in one great event. We hope that this fun activity will develop camaraderie in the UMass community in the following years.”

UMass Students of Recreation (USOR) is a registered student organization that is responsible for holding events on the UMass Amherst campus including a National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Regional Basketball Tournament, Campus Recreation Olympic Games (CROG), and other athletic activities. The main goal of USOR is to advance the Campus Recreation program and offer fun experiences to people who want to get involved with different sorts of recreational activities.

UMass Campus Recreation, an integral part of the educational mission of UMass Amherst and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, provides comprehensive recreational and student development opportunities, as well as exceptional programs, services and facilities. Through positively reflecting the interests and values of the UMass community, Campus Recreation actively promotes and encourages a lifelong commitment to health and wellness.

All proceeds from the Tower Run will go towards the UMass Amherst Libraries’ Facilities Fund which enables the Libraries to continually upgrade, improve, and re-imagine learning spaces.

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