Cross Country Team To Hold 5K

Earlier this year, an article was written by Alex Kraft about why sports matter. If you want another example look no further than the very school you go to. The Eastern cross country team is holding their 3rd annual 5k on April 18. The race is $12 for students and $20 for individuals. For a group of five to 10 people it is $80.

The money goes towards two really good causes. A portion goes to the Ehler’s Danlos National Foundation. This foundation gives help to those with Ehler’s Danlos syndrome. According to Ehler’s Danlos syndrome is a heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders.

Another portion will help benefit Luke’s Light. Luke’s Light was created in the memory of Luke Horton, Professor Doug Horton’s infant son, who unexpectedly passed away this year. The donations to Luke’s Light will go towards “Luke’s Field”. “Luke’s Field” will be a memorial soft ball/soccer field at the Fellowship Bible Church in Sewell, N.J.

The race will begin at the main entrance of Eastern University at 8:30a.m. The race will be open for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The first three male and female finishers will win prizes. First place will receive a prize of $100, second place will receive a prize of $50, and third place will receive a prize of $25.

This race is a great opportunity to do something good. If running is not your thing, you should still go. You do not have to run. If you want you can do a light jog or even walk. The pace at which you go is not what is important about the race. What is important is that you show up, and support Luke’s Light and the Elher’s Danlos National Foundation. For more information about the event and how to register go to


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