University of Rochester

EVENT: 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Prevent Child Abuse America

September 7, 2010

Third Annual Run Slated for Sept. 25

WHO: Members of the University of Rochester and Greater Rochester community are invited to participate in the 3rd annual Kappa Delta Shamrock 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds from the event will benefit Prevent Child Abuse America, a national organization that Kappa Delta sorority supports.

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, at Wilson Commons on the University of Rochester River Campus.

WHAT: Registration for the Shamrock 5K Run is now open. Entry fees for the race are $15 prior to Sept. 22 and $20 until race day. Interested participants can register by visiting In addition to entrance into the race, the first 150 registrants also will receive a raffle ticket with a chance to win a variety of prizes, a T-shirt, and lunch.

For children ages 12 and under, the Shamrock 5K also features a Kid's Half Mile Fun Run which begins at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $7 per registrant and includes a free University of Rochester backpack.

A variety of family friendly activities after the race include performances by Rochester student groups and an inflatable Jumper Castle for children. Participants also can relax with a free massage from Tony Cox, LTM.

The Shamrock 5K Run is sponsored by the Epsilon Rho Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at the University of Rochester, Fleet Feet Sports, Rochester Gynecologic & Obstetric Associates, and Nolan's Rental, Inc.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information about the run, e-mail Julie Pearlman at