April 2, 2013
SIU Med Students to Host Annual AMA 5K Race
The Junaia P. Carter M.D. 5K Race, organized by medical students at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Washington Park in Springfield.
Now in its 19th year, the race is dedicated to Dr. Junaia P. Carter, a member of the Class of 2010, who died in November 2010, after a battle with breast cancer. The race is a fundraiser sponsored by SIU’s student chapter of the American Medical Association.
Advance registration is requested. Registration forms are available from the Springfield Running Club. Entry forms also are available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. the day of the race at the Washington Park shelter just west of the tennis courts, off of South Grand Avenue.
The fee is $18 or $16 for online registration. Springfield Road Runners Club and Illinois Medical Society members will receive a $2 discount. Checks should be made payable to SIU School of Medicine and sent to Office of Student Affairs, SIU School of Medicine, P.O. Box 19624, Springfield, IL 62794-9624.
All race proceeds this year will be donated to M.E.R.C.Y. Communities in Springfield, which provides homeless and at-risk families with transitional living and comprehensive support services. The previous 18 SIU races have raised more than $60,450 donated to local charities.