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2014 Dr. Bob Run: 5K/8K Event & Hy-Vee 1 Mile Kids Run

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Register online now for the 2014 Dr. Bob Run  

The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences at the KU School of Education would like to invite you to participate in the 5th annual Dr. Bob Run. The 2014 Dr. Bob Run will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Rim Rock Farm, just north of Lawrence, Kansas.

Runners, joggers, and walkers can all participate in either a 5K or 8K event, and there is also an option to compete in the 8K Team Challenge.  All of the adult events will begin at 7:30 a.m. Also, be sure to bring out the family and support your children in the Hy-Vee 1 Mile Kids Run at 8:30 a.m.  *Please note that the Hy-Vee 1 Mile Kids Run at the Dr. Bob Run Event serves as the kick-off event for children who have also registered to participate in the Hy-Vee One Mile At A Time (OMAAT) Marathon Program.

Hy-Vee One Mile At A Time Program

The Hy-Vee OMAAT Marathon Program is a fitness challenge for any kid in grades K-6 to complete a marathon distance of 26.2 miles by walking or running one mile at a time.  It is intended to encourage lifelong healthy habits by being offered as a free, "on-your-own" activity that families can completed together.  Kids will need to register for both running programs separately: 1) The Hy-Vee 1 Mile Kids Fun Run at the 2014 Dr. Bob Run Event, and 2) the Hy-Vee One Mile At A Time Program.

Dr. Bob Run Proceeds

Proceeds from the Dr. Bob Run Event support the Dr. Bob Frederick Scholarship program at the University of Kansas. For more information on other scholarships available through the KU School of Education, please visit our scholarships section of the KU School of Education Student Services web page.

Dr. Bob Frederick is a former KU Athletic Director and lecturer for the Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences Department at the University of Kansas.  After passing away in June 2009, Dr. Bob's family established the Dr. Bob Frederick Scholarship Program in dedication to the financial support of students (both graduate and undergraduate) studying Sports Management at the University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Science.

 

 

About Rim Rock Farm

The University of Kansas hosts its home cross country meets at historic Rim Rock Farm. Before being donated to KU in 2004, the property was owned by former head track and field and cross country coach Bob Timmons and has been the home of the Jayhawks since the 1974 season.

Any runner or spectator will say that the course is quite challenging and unusual. In addition to having two covered bridges as part of the course, Rim Rock Farm also features specific hills, turns and other landmarks that are named after former Jayhawk greats. Dispersed throughout the course are silhouette statues of seven legendary Jayhawk distance runners including Herb Semper, Allen Frame, John Lawson and Olympians Billy Mills, Wes Santee, Glenn Cunningham and Jim Ryun.

RIM ROCK FARM ADDRESS: 2276 Burnett Lane, Lawrence, KS 66044 (see map below!)


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Pre-Ed Students: Have you completed your application to the KU School of Education undergraduate professional programs? Just a reminder, applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 16th. For more information and to begin the application process for your program, please visit our homepage at http://soe.ku.edu.

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  • School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
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  • HSES faculty and KU Athletics collaborate on the Research and Coaching Performance Team to study sports performance
  • Angela Lumpkin was named to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s Hall of Fame
  • The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education