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Mines sorority invites runners to compete in 5K Diamond Dash
Release Date Friday, February 21, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Feb. 21, 2014) – Alpha Delta Pi sorority at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites runners to compete in the inaugural 5K Diamond Dash on April 12.

Early registration continues through April 4. Early registration costs are:

·         5K run/walk – $20 for community participants, $15 for Black Hills Runners Club members and Mines students

·         ¼ mile kids run – $15 for all participants

Race day registration costs will be:

·         5K run/walk – $25 for community participants, $20 for Black Hills Runners Club members and Mines students

·         ¼ mile kids run – $20 for all participants

Race check-ins will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Quad, with the 5K starting at 9:30 a.m. and the ¼ mile children’s run starting at 10:30 a.m. The maximum age for children runners in the ¼ mile race, which will be held entirely on campus, is 12. The 5K run extends from campus and follows bike paths through the city.

All proceeds from the Diamond Dash will benefit Ronald McDonald House, the national philanthropic organization supported by Alpha Delta Pi. The Ronald McDonald House offers housing for families to be near their children during their medical care and sometimes helps with basic dental and medical needs.

The sorority hopes to turn the Diamond Dash into an annual event.

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Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is $62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sdsmt.