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Third Annual Tower Run

Tower Run

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7-10 p.m.

W. E. B. Du Bois Library

Check in on the Lower Level


UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff are invited to register for the third annual Tower Run on Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 7-10 p.m. at the W. E. B. Du Bois Library. Registration is due by November 9; visit to register.

During the event, participants will be assigned time slots to run the 440 steps of the Du Bois Library from the Lower Level to Floor 26. Although it is officially untimed, participants are encouraged to bring their own timing devices. The entry fee is $10, which includes an event t-shirt, and registration is limited to the UMass Amherst community.

The event is sponsored by UMass Students of Recreation (USOR), UMass Campus Recreation, and the UMass Amherst Libraries. All proceeds from the Tower Run beyond cost will go towards the UMass Amherst Libraries’ Facilities Fund, enabling the Libraries to upgrade, improve, and re-imagine learning spaces.

“The Annual Tower Run is a great opportunity for students to help fund one of the most historically rich buildings on campus, while getting in a great quick workout,” says Dana Applegarth, the USOR student coordinator for this year’s event. “It’s an alternative to a typical 5K and other marathon-based events; this is a unique challenge!”


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.