Diane Geppi-Aikens Race This Saturday

Sept. 15, 2010

BALTIMORE - The 8th-Annual Diane Geppi-Aikens 5k Race and 1-Mile Fun Walk is set to take place this Saturday, September 18, at 8:30 a.m. Those wishing to take part in the event can register at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field on raceday.

The race and fun run/walk benefits the Aikens Children Trust Fund, honoring the legacy of former Loyola Head Women's Lacrosse 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.

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.

As in the past two years, the 2010 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.).