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6th annual Eric Yates Memorial 5K Run/Walk Sept. 16

Registration is under way for the sixth annual Eric Yates Memorial 5K Run/Walk.

Registration is under way for the sixth annual Eric Yates Memorial 5K Run/Walk. The run/walk, organized by WKU Army ROTC, will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Road.

Registration is under way for the sixth annual Eric Yates Memorial 5K Run/Walk. The run/walk, organized by WKU Army ROTC, will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Road.

The run/walk, organized by WKU Army ROTC, will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Road.

Proceeds from the event benefit the 1LT Eric Yates Memorial Scholarship. Yates, a 2008 WKU graduate from Rineyville, was wounded Sept. 17, 2010, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol in Afghanistan; he died the following day. Yates served in the Army’s 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell.

Registration for the run/walk is $15 in advance at http://www.active.com/bowling-green-ky/running/races/eric-yates-memorial-run-6-00-pm-2015 or $20 at the event. On-site registration will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 16. Advance registration guarantees an event T-shirt, and all participants receive a free scoop of ice cream.

For information, contact Andrea Greenwood at (270) 745-4293 or visit www.wku.edu/rotc.

Contact: Andrea Greenwood, (270) 745-4293

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