Elon University’s ‘Race for the Kids’ to take place Friday

February 24, 2009 at 3:16 pm 1 comment

Dance-marathon sponsors a race to raise awareness and funds for Duke Children’s Hospital.

By Patrick McCabe

February 24, 2009

ELONTHON, Elon University’s 24-hour dance marathon, Phi Mu Sorority and Sigma Chi Fraternity will host the first annual Race for the Kids this Friday, February 27th.

Members of the ELONTHON executive council drive around campus to advertise upcoming events.

Members of the ELONTHON executive council drive around campus to advertise upcoming events.



The race will begin and conclude at Harden Clubhouse, following a carefully marked trail around Elon’s campus. All proceeds from the race will benefit Duke Children’s Hospital in Durham, N.C. The registration fee is $10 and the first 300 people to register will recieve a free t-shirt.

“The race is our first major event before ELONTHON 2009,” said ELONTHON executive council member Maureen Grewe. “We hope to host more of these events throughout the year, especailly events that work with other organizations.”

The ELONTHON executive council is made up of  12 students and four faculty advisors. These students plan and facilitate the entire event which will take place April 4-5 of this year. 

Sign-up for the race in the Moseley Center or by contacting a member of ELONTHON executive council or Phi Mu Sorority.

For more information or to register for ELONTHON 2009 click here.


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  • 1. Janna  |  February 24, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    It’s important for journalists to provide people with advance information before events. This is a good piece to include because Elon THON is such a big campus event. And, of course, everyone always wants to be put on alert when there is a chance to get yet another FREE T-SHIRT! 😉 My question for you is where will the race be taking place. That’s hard to tell.

    AP Style is to write that: The race will benefit Duke Children’s Hospital in Durham, N.C., and the registration fee is $10.

    Note the commas around the name of the state. Also, in AP Style, in the third paragraph you would use lower-case on executive council.


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