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Homecoming 5K to Aid Haiti

Thomas Lanzone ’15, Staff Writer

As October comes to a conclusion, the second annual Homecoming 5k Race is almost here again.

This year it’s held on Nov. 3 and with higher expectations as ever, and all benefits will go to the Hope for Haiti Mission Trip in January. The event takes place right on the campus of Merrimack College with prices of $10 for students and $20 for other. You can sign up online at www.merrimack.edu/homecoming.

The race takes off at approximately 8:30 am. All the proceeds go to the funding for the trip and allow students go contribute and get involved and truly make a difference. Merrimack will be sending two selected major groups to Haiti; the civil engineering program is trying to create a clean water delivery system, while cleaning and improving water.

“It will be a fun event for a great cause and all of us who are participating in the trip really appreciate all the support from the Merrimack community,” said Mike Laracy ’13. Also, the athletic training program is helping improve medical care and is going to inform and teach Haitian health care workers.

The event goal is to raise a total of $16,000. This 3.1-mile race goes allows the runner enthusiasts to capture their fix, and most importantly helps the Merrimack community reach their goal and send students to Haiti to help the world

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