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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Healthy U 5K Held in Memory of Stephen L. Berstler Jr. Saturday, April 7

SALISBURY, MD---Healthy U of Delmarva hosts its third annual 5K run and 1-mile non-competitive walk 9 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Salisbury University track and field complex on Wayne Street.

This year’s event is held in memory of Stephen L. Berstler Jr., a former SU student-athlete who majored in physical and health education.

Entry fee for the run is $10 and includes a T-shirt. Children 12 and under may register free. There is no fee for the walk, but registration is still required.

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Honors students under the direction of Dr. Dean Ravizza in the Health and Sport Sciences Department hold a fundraiser during the event to establish a book scholarship for physical and health education majors in Berstler’s memory. Ten percent of registration proceeds also benefit the scholarship.

Day-of registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Awards will be given for the top three male and female runners. An Easter egg hunt for participants age 10 and under follows.

To download a registration form, visit the Healthy U of Delmarva Web site at www.healthyudelmarva.org.

Healthy U offers a free training program for the 5K March 7-28. Participants meet on Mondays and Wednesdays of each week from 9-10 a.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m. The program can be adjusted to fit any fitness level.

For more information on the 5K or to sign up for the training program call 410-742-9202.



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