Sept. 8, 2008
It's not too late to sign up for the 6th Annual Diane Geppi-Aikens Memorial 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. The event will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2008, beginning at 8:30 a.m. from Geppi-Aikens Field at Loyola College.
The race and fun run/walk benefits the Aikens Children Trust Fund, honoring the legacy of former Loyola Head Coach Diane Geppi-Aikens who passed away in 2003. Geppi-Aikens was Loyola's head coach from 1989-2003 and amassed a career record of 197-71, including 10 NCAA Tournament appearances and a No. 1 national ranking in 2003.
The race begins at 8:30 a.m. and commences at Geppi-Aikens Field on Loyola's campus. The event is coordinated by Charm City Run and features a challenging course through the beautiful Guilford neighborhood of Baltimore City. The event will be timed with AMD-IT Chip Timing through Charm City Run.
Awards will be presented at the end of the race to the top three male and female runners, as well as the top three in each age group. The top male and female Loyola lacrosse alumni as well as the top current male and female Loyola students and staff members also will receive prizes.
In addition to prizes for finishes at the race, a raffle will be conducted, giving participants an opportunity to win two Club-Level seats to the December 28 Baltimore Ravens game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tickets are $5/each and can be purchased at the race, or during the in the athletic department office, or outside Boulder Cafe in the Andrew White Student Center from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Like last year's race, the 2008 event features a Team Challenge component. The team with the most entrants also will win a prize. Teams must consist of at least 10 people and can be formed from any group of people (friends, family, college/high school teams, club teams, etc.).
Registration is available through the Charm City Run website , on the Loyola athletics website, in the Loyola College Athletics Office on the third floor of the Andrew White Student Center, or on the Loyola campus.
The Race/Fun Run would not be possible without the support of the following sponsors: Beck's Catering, Bel-Loc Diner, Bob and Donna, Brungard's Heritage Farm, Fast Break Sports, Jimmy Z's Tire & Auto Service, Johnny Dee's Lounge, Layne Gorsuch, Mops & Pops, Murray Cellular, Pepsi, R.J. Bossie Builders of N.H., Rick Robinson Appraisals, Schroedl Custom Cleaners, thelimolady.com, and the Potthast family.