The West Virginia University chapter of Engineers without Borders is hosting a 5K race Sept. 19.
Registration for the event begins at 1:30 p.m., with the race starting at 2:30 p.m. Runners will start at the WVU Student Recreation Center, loop around the Evansdale and Engineering Campus and end back at the Rec Center.
Prizes will be awarded to the top finishing male and female runner and pizza and drinks will be served post-race to all contestants.
Registration information and forms are at ewb.studentorgs.wvu.edu. A $15 minimum donation is required to participate in the 5K. Complimentary t-shirts will be given to the first 40 registrants.
Funds raised during the 5K will supplement the travel costs for this year’s Thanksgiving Break trip to Nicaragua where the engineering team will teach locals how to build water filters so they can have clean drinking water. The funds will also be used by the chapter to attend mandatory EWB conferences and in completing local projects.
“This fundraiser is an exciting event that allows us to raise money for our organization while also raising awareness about what our chapter and the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources are doing to help people globally.” said Rob Murphy, EWB member and project coordinator.
Engineers without Borders partners with developing communities to improve quality of life through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects. In the process of working to advance developing communities, EWB-USA promotes the development of globally aware and internationally responsible engineers, students, and professionals.
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