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Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half & Legends 4 Mile

Are you awake and looking to get some exercise on this beautiful day? Well Glenn Cantave ’15 has a nice activity for you.

Wanna get off campus and do something super rewarding? The Hartford Marathon Foundation is holding a Half Marathon and 4 mile race this Sunday. Students are welcome to run or volunteer. To run visit: this website and click the “Register Now” button.

This will bring you through the athlete registration process. At the last page it will ask if you have a discount code, type in (WESURUNS) all caps, no spaces. This will give you $10 off of the half marathon!

To volunteer visit this website and click on the volunteer tab to register online or email Jess Hallet at Jess[at]hartfordmarathon[dot]com.

When: Today at 11:30 am. Get your running shoes on!
Where: Middletown Green (aka Union Green)
Cost: Half marathon is $60, 4 mile is $20 after the discount.

WSA Winter Elections Info Session

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From the super hip and funky fresh Jacob Musinsky ’15:

Ever feel like there is something you wish you could change about Wesleyan? Are you interested in working on policies concerning financial aid, residential life, student life, academics, dining, social justice, and other issues facing the student body? Do you want to be involved in working with student groups – from helping them budget their activities, to bringing them into important conversations where the WSA could benefit from their input? Do you want to keep Wes weird, sustainable, affordable, and just an overall awesome place?

If so, consider running for a spot on the WSA in the Winter Election!  If you are interested, election petitions will be available Monday, November 18th, and are due at 5:00 PM on Friday, November 22nd to the WSA office on the bottom floor of Usdan. A mandatory candidate meeting will then take place at 5:00 PM on the 22nd in 41 Wyllys Room 112. Voting will occur when we return from Thanksgiving Break, from December 2nd to December 6th.

An information session explaining both the general workings of the WSA and the election process will occur on Sunday, November 17, from 1-2PM in Allbritton 311.

If you’re looking to make a change at Wesleyan and represent your friends, classmates and fellow students, then the WSA could be the place for you! If you want to get in touch with us – you can email us at wsa(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, check out our website, or tweet at us.

Date: Tomorrow, November 17th
Time: 1pm-2pm
Place: Allbritton 311

Burfoot ’68, Champion Runner Who Ran in Boston Marathon on Monday, Has High Hopes for Future of the Race

“Personally you feel deprived for a moment of your chance to reach the finish line. And then slowly through the confusion the real story reaches you.”

Amby Burfoot, dressed in his Wesleyan apparel, after winning the 1968 Boston Marathon.

Amby Burfoot, dressed in his Wesleyan apparel, after winning the 1968 Boston Marathon.

In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, stories emerge from all corners about the shock and terror of the event, not only from the news, but from friends and family as well. While it’s often easy to feel comforted by the Wesleyan “bubble,” there are also important reminders of the direct effect of the tragedy on our greater community.

One such story comes from Amby Burfoot ’68, who in 1968 graduated from Wesleyan and won the Boston Marathon. As an undergrad, Burfoot was a star runner. He was undefeated throughout his four years in cross-country dual races, earned several New England and IC4A college division titles, and has been inducted into the Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame. Since graduating, Burfoot has participated in dozens of marathons, and has gone on to become a writer and editor for Runner’s World magazine.

On Monday, Burfoot, 66, was marking the 45th anniversary of his ’68 win by running in the Boston Marathon yet again. He was about a half-mile from the finish line when he was forced to stop where masses had gathered, and he soon learned the reason for this chaos. In the aftermath of the bombings, Burfoot has written, and been interviewed, about his experience on Monday, as well as his hopes for the future of the Boston Marathon.

Garnet & Gold 5K run for charity

Garnet & Gold 5K charity runPsi U will be hosting the second annual Garnet & Gold Charity Run this Saturday. Registration costs $10 and can be done at Usdan during lunch and dinner this week, or beginning at 9:30 AM on the day of the event. All proceeds will be donated to the Eddy Shelter, an emergency homeless shelter here in Middletown.

Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 11:00 AM
Place: Veterans Memorial Park (map)
Cost: $10