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WCU students run to Boone to raise funds

out runnersIn the lead-up to the football game between rivals Western Carolina University and Appalachian State University, a group of students and faculty from WCU will run from Cullowhee to Boone to raise money for research and scholarships.

 

The run will follow a 175-mile course beginning at WCU Oct. 11 and ending at ASU Oct. 12. The run will be done as a relay with 18 runners trading off sections of the course.

The event is called the Mountain Jug Run for Research, named after the WCU-ASU rivalry game, Battle for the Old Mountain Jug. It began in 2008 as a fundraiser for WCU’s Athletic Training Program. Nearly $17,000 has been raised as a result of the relays.

Runners are still seeking pledges from sponsors for this year’s event. Donations may be made in the form of checks, payable to the NATA-REF, and sent to Jill Manners, WCU Health and Human Sciences Building, Office 362, 4121 Little Savannah Road, Cullowhee, N.C. 28723.

The runners’ progress during this year’s relay can be followed online at mountainjugrun.blogspot.com.

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