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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 17, 2011

Public invited to participate in research study for beginning runners

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University students and employees, as well as local residents, are invited to participate in a research study designed to have its participants running a 5K in 10 weeks.

Participants will be required to attend weekly meetings on Monday nights, March 28 through June 6. Participants must also have proof of a physical examination before joining the study.

Benefits to participating will include a free training T-shirt, free race registration for the Maryville Country Classic 5K race and free training and check-ins.

The pre-registration deadline is Friday, March 18. Participants may register by completing a pre-registration survey at  

The study, which is free for participants, is funded by a Northwest Applied Research Grant.

For more information send an e-mail to

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468