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UNB student group hosting Run for S.P.R.I.N.G.

First-time event raising funds for children’s program

 The idea of getting out for a run or a walk at that time of year seemed to fit well with what UNB S.P.R.I.N.G. wants to do, she explained.
“We are a program that emphasizes the importance of physical activity, which is why we thought hosting a walk/run to raise funds was a great way to make extra money for the club,” said Lamb.
The 5K event will get underway at 10 a.m., beginning at the walking trail beside the Lady Beaverbrook Arena near the bottom of the UNB campus. The out-and-back course is quite flat, crossing the walking bridge onto the north side before turning back to the start.
Being the first year for the event, lamb said they would be happy to have 50-75 participants.
Each participant will receive a T-shirt, while organizers have also partnered with local grocery stores and Northumberland Milk to provide nutritious post-run refreshments.
“We are extremely excited for the event and hope to have as many people as possible supporting out initiative and being active,” said Lamb.
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By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
March 10, 2017

FREDERICTON – It may be called Run for S.P.R.I.N.G. but, for a group of University of New Brunswick students and area youngsters, it is about much more than just the turn of the season.
The March 25 walk/run is a fundraiser for UNB S.P.R.I.N.G. (Students Pairing to Reach Individual Needs and Goals), a student-led initiative that pairs up university students with children who have complex health conditions for a weekly two-hour gym/swim program.
“The run is a new event for our group, which we are extremely excited about and hope to keep continuing for years to come,” said member Jillian Lamb. “The funds will go towards sponsoring children in the program, paying for equipment and supplies to ensure all those who want to participate in the program can.”
The Running Room has come on board as sponsor and is assisting with the event.