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Rock-N-Roll Marathon to Spotlight Meredith College April 12

For the second consecutive year, the Rock-N-Roll Marathon will come to Raleigh and this April will feature a one-mile segment through the Meredith College campus. We are excited for this unique opportunity to showcase the College and need your help to welcome the race crew and approximately 1,200 marathoners expected to run through campus.

Runners will enter campus through the Faircloth entrance about 7:45 a.m. Sunday, April 12, with the last marathoners departing Meredith by 10:45 a.m. The route will take runners behind Poteat and through the softball parking lot around the back loop of campus. Marathoners will wrap around Weatherspoon and run behind Belk Dining Hall exiting back onto Faircloth.

As part of the tradition of the Rock-N-Roll Marathon, the Meredith loop will feature a live DJ during the race. Music will serve to energize runners and fans and will maintain the entertainment theme present throughout the marathon.

In addition to music this race posts spirit groups along the path to cheer for runners and support their efforts. The athletics department is soliciting Meredith Spirit Groups to serve on the “Speed Bump Brigade” throughout our campus. We hope to place a group at each of the approximately dozen speed bumps to alert runners of the approaching obstacle.

Students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and fans should contact Wendy Jones, assistant athletic director, to get involved. Organize a group of friends, gather members of your campus organization or bring your family along to help generate excitement and energy across Meredith on April 12. Participants who sign up in advance will receive and official RNR Speed Bump Brigade tee shirt.

The morning of April 12 the Meredith campus will be asked to use the Hillsborough Street entrance for access in and out of campus. Those who usually park in lots 8-13 according to the Meredith campus map will need to utilize another lot in order to access their vehicle Sunday morning. All other lots will be open and accessible throughout the day.

--Submitted by Wendy Jones, Assistant Athletic Director

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330

allenme@meredith.edu