October 16, 2012


By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell Brigade's third annual Making it to Managua 5K race will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, beginning at 10 a.m. in Hufnagle Park in Lewisburg.

The cost to participate is $15 per person in advance, $20 on race day. Advanced registration is recommended; participants who register by Oct. 19 will receive a race T-shirt.

Persons interested in supporting the Brigade also can choose the at-home option by pledging to walk, run, bike, or elliptical 3.1 miles by Sunday, Nov. 4. At-home participants will receive a T-shirt if registered before Oct. 19; include an additional $5 in the registration fee to cover shipping costs to have the race T-shirt mailed.

The Bucknell Brigade was established 13 years ago after Hurricane Mitch devastated Nicaragua. What began as an emergency relief effort has evolved into a sustained effort to improve the impoverished community of Nueva Vida, Nicaragua.

Each year, the Bucknell Brigade fundraising committee strives to raise $40,000 to cover the maintenance costs of a free health clinic in Nueva Vida.

The Brigade works with members of the Jubilee House Community (JHC), an international community of people from the United States dedicated to helping the Nicaraguan people.

For more information, call the Office of Civic Engagement at Bucknell University at 570-577-3973.

Contact: Division of Communications

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