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Sept. 13, 2007

Recreational Services hosts Steve Goff Memorial 5K Run/Walk

The Division of Recreational Services at the University of Iowa is sponsoring the Steve Goff Memorial Cross-Country 5K Run/Walk Sunday, Sept. 30, to benefit a scholarship fund established in his name.

Goff was a professor in the UI Department of Health, Leisure, and Sports Studies from 1994 to 1998. He was an outstanding educator and athlete who died of cancer at the age of 43. All proceeds from the run/walk will be donated to the Steve Goff Scholarship Fund, which awards a scholarship each year to an undergraduate student in leisure studies at the UI.

The race will take place at the University of Iowa Ashton Cross-Country Course, located west of the Hawkeye Recreation Fields and just North of Melrose Ave.  Race day registration will begin at 8:15 a.m.  The race will begin at 9 a.m. for walkers and 9:30 a.m. for runners. 

The race has two different divisions, intramural and open. The intramural division is for all University of Iowa students, faculty staff. All Intramural Division participants will need to bring their UI ID at the time of race check-in. The open division is for anyone who is not affiliated with the university. The winners in each division will receive an intramural champion t-shirt. Registration forms are available online at or outside E216 Field House.

Entry fee is $12 before Friday, Sept. 28; $15 on race day.  For more information, call the Division of Recreational Services at (319) 335-9293.

STORY SOURCE: University News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Michelle Harder, Recreational Services, 319-335-9284; George McCrory, University News Services 319-384-0012,