The UW-Eau Claire Center for
Alcohol Studies and Education (CASE) is partnering with the Dean of Students Office, the Student Athletic Advisory Council and Student Senate to host its eighth annual 5K run, The Saving Race, at 10 a.m. Oct. 26. The race, which will begin near UW-Eau Claire's Haas Fine Arts Center, is about acting as an "everyday hero" when you see someone in a risky or dangerous situation. Simple actions such as speaking up when you are concerned about a friend’s choices, or stepping in when you think someone could get hurt or worse, can make a difference. In keeping with the theme, race participants are encouraged to dress up as superheroes. Prizes will be awarded for the best individual and team costumes. All proceeds from the race will go to the Blugold Emergency Fund, which was established in 2013 by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The fund provides assistance to students, faculty and staff facing personal, financial or medical crises. The purpose of this fund, Blugolds helping Blugolds, is an ideal pairing with the message of The Saving Race, and race sponsors are proud to support this Foundation fund. Online registration is available until Oct. 18. Early registration is $10 for youths, $15 for adults or $12 per member for teams of four or more. Racers who register early are guaranteed a T-shirt from the event, but participants can also register the day of the race. Same-day registration ($20 for adults, $15 for youth, $17 for teams) will begin at 9 a.m. in the Haas Fine Arts parking lot. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and community members. This year’s race takes place on Parents Weekend, and visiting parents are invited to participate or cheer on their students. For more information about The Saving Race, contact Denise Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 715-836-5110.