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“Running with the Beavers” 5K benefits Athletic Training Club

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Lace up your sneakers, grab your gym shorts and head down to the Memorial Union Quad at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, to run/walk alongside fellow Beavs in the first “Running with the Beavers” 5K run/3K walk.

The event, hosted by OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ Athletic Training Club, is held in conjunction with the National Athletic Training Month in March.

Its goal is to raise awareness and money for the NATA Research and Education Foundation’s 2014 Athletic Training Student Challenge, which provides scholarship money for future athletic training students and athletic injury research.

“This event benefits all athletic trainers/students by creating awareness and helping to appreciate the value of what the athletic training profession has to offer healthcare,” says Ruben Banuelos, Athletic Training Club vice president.

Oregon State student athletes will participate in the race to advocate the cause and relay the message of appreciation for the vital role athletic trainers play in overall health and maintenance.

“The OSU Athletic Training Club’s goal is to inform student members and non-members about the importance of athletic training, as well as to show our support for OSU’s undergraduate and graduate programs,” Ruben says. “We promote this through several of our offered services including a mentor program, bi-weekly meetings and guest speakers in the profession.”

Day of race registration begins at 9 a.m. in the Memorial Union Quad. Tickets are $20 – and T-shirts will be distributed as available.