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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 11, 2015

5th Annual 5k glow run/walk to benefit Backpack Buddies is Sept. 26

The Northwest Missouri State University Student Dietetics Association (NSDA) will sponsor its fifth annual 5k Fun Run/Walk to benefit Backpack Buddies.

The neon glow run will begin on the east side of the Administration Building, at the circle drive and water fountain at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Student Dietetic Association will provide some glow gear for the event. Participants are encouraged to supply their own glow gear.

Participants may pick up registration forms in the Administration Building at the Student Services Center on the first floor or in Room 311, or by going to the  Northwest Student Dietetic Association Facebook page. Registration is $15, and participants who register on or before Wednesday, Sept. 16, will be guaranteed a T-shirt.

Individuals who are unable to participate in the event but want to donate may pick up a donation form in the foods and nutrition office, located in Room 311 of the Administration Building. Forms also will be available at the race.

Backpack Buddies is the supplemental weekend feeding program of Second Harvest Community Food Bank. Children are provided with a healthy breakfast, a healthy lunch and a healthy snack each weekend during the school year, including extended breaks. Children receive food based on four rotating menus offered throughout the year. Nodaway County Backpack Buddies partners with the Ministry Center in Maryville, serves all public elementary schools, and provides meals to 288 children during the school year.

Last year’s 5k Community Fun Run/Walk raised about $1,000 for Backpack Buddies. That was enough to provide backpacks of food to seven students for the entire school year.

For more information about the 5k Community Fun Run/Walk, visit or contact Kelli Wilmes, nutrition and dietetics instructor, at or 660.562.1451.

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