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Mines holds 8th annual 5K Dublin Dash March 22
Release Date Friday, March 21, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 21, 2014) – Sporting St. Patty’s Day fare and the luck of the Irish, runners will go for the (pot of) gold at the 8th annual South Dakota School of Mines American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE) Dublin Dash on Saturday, March 22.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on the School of Mines campus quad, runners will complete a 5K course ending with a post-race ceremony at Dublin Square in Downtown Rapid City. Prizes will be awarded to individuals and groups with the most original costumes.

Entry is open to the public and runners may preregister at The Runner’s Shop, the School of Mines Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering for $20 per person, with a $5 discount for students. Race-day registration begins at 8 a.m. and is $20 for students and $25 for community participants.

The main fundraiser for the School of Mines AlChE, the Dublin Dash designates proceeds to Mines students attending the national and regional conferences for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, community outreach efforts and student scholarships.


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