Fall Frolic/Jennie Hamilton Memorial 4-Mile Run/1.5-Mile Walk is Sunday (11/8)

Purdue University Calumet’s annual Fall Frolic 4-mile run/1.5-mile walk will be held Sunday (11/8) at 9 a.m. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the gymnasium, located in the Fitness & Recreation Center at the south end of campus, south of 173rd Street.

Part of the Gold Cup series, the run offers a flat, fast track through neighborhood streets adjacent to Purdue Calumet’s Hammond campus. The registration fee is $20 for runners and $15 for walkers. All participants will receive a long sleeved, race T-shirt.

This year’s run has been renamed the Fall Frolic/Jennie Hamilton Memorial 4-Mile Run in honor of a Purdue Calumet fitness management graduate who was killed in a tragic accident in 2006 while training for the Ironman Triathlon. Proceeds from this year’s event will provide support for a Purdue Calumet scholarship established in her name by her family and friends.

Other race information is available by phoning Purdue Calumet’s Fitness Center at 219/989-2175 or 800/HI-PURDUE, ext. 2175; or by visiting http://www.pucraces.com.

Race/walk sponsors are Chicago Athlete magazine, Calumet Region Striders, Road Runners Club of America, The Wheel restaurant, Panera Bread, Bakker Produce Inc., Fire Shark Design Creative Services, Whosur Associates Inc. and Power Bar.