As a Willamette University alum, I can attest to the great things that the school provides. From a close-knit student-body to a beautiful campus, Willamette really is a great place to go to school. Ever since I attended (coming up on 10 years removed now), one thing that has always been evident is the commitment to service - by everyone on campus.
One of the university fraternities (Kappa Sigma) is putting on their annual annual family-friendly 5k, the Tracy Hoffman Memorial Run for Leukemia. This event honors a former Willamette student and fraternity member who lost the battle to leukemia close to 30 years ago.
Day of Race schedule
The event is held at Bush Park (a great location for running) and is completely FREE. There will be a 5k and a competitive 1-miler (are you reading this Joe Dudman?).
The fraternity’s goal is to raise $25,000 through donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Oregon. This money will come from sponsors, donations, or t-shirt sales. Following the runs, there will also be a silent auction, live music, and local food trucks on site.
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.