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October 7, 2004

Duck Dash! It’s the UO Homecoming Race!

Duck Dash! It’s the UO Homecoming Race!

Law School’s 6th annual run, walk and wheelchair race benefits scholarship fund


WHAT: 5K Run, Walk or Wheelchair Race and 2K Fun Walk.


WHEN:  UO HOMECOMING WEEKEND at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, October 16


WHERE:  Begin at Hayward Field at 15th and Agate Street in Eugene. Race through campus and finish behind the Knight Law Center, across the street from Hayward.



Entry fee plus 2004 Foster Run T-shirt  $18 before October 11, $22 after. 

Race only  – $12 before October 11, $16 after.



Online:  http://www.goodrace.com/good_race.html

In Person: Eugene’s Run Pro or The Step Beyond before race day. At the law school on race day.


INFO: (541) 346-3865 or mailto:colleen@law.uoregon.edu



Now in its sixth year, the Duck Dash has become the official run of the UO’s homecoming festivities. This year, it will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 16 at Hayward Field. Runners, walkers and wheelchair racers will get an early start to game day activities on a course that winds its way through the UO and ends behind the Knight Law Center at 15th and Agate on the east side of campus.


The event is named in honor of Tom Foster, an avid runner, who was a third-year law student at the University of Oregon when he died suddenly in 1999. Fellow editors at the school’s Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation (JELL) started a scholarship in his name and organized a memorial race to raise money for the fund.


The race is jointly sponsored by the University of Oregon School of Law and JELL. Participants may register online at http://www.goodrace.com.


Racers of all abilities are invited to enter either the 5K race or the 2K fun walk. Prizes are awarded for first-place male and female finishers and age division winners. Random prize drawings are also held after the race.



At the time of his death, Tom Foster served as executive editor for JELL. Tom was an athlete who ran, skied and played soccer. He was also passionate about fly-fishing. Tom was a popular member of the Class of 2000 who was awarded his law degree posthumously because he had earned enough credits to graduate.


Foster’s scholarship assists a third-year law student who embodies his character, emphasis on community service and personal integrity. Send contributions to: Tom Foster Scholarship Fund, 1221 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1221 or call (541) 346-3865.

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