Run 4 Rehab: Third Annual Event A Success!
Physical Therapy Student Association's Third Annual Run 4 Rehab!
GSU's Third Annual Run 4 Rehab, a 5k (3.1-mile) run and 2-mile walk sponsored by GSU’s Physical Therapy Student Association (PTSA), was held Saturday, May 11, 2013. Approximately 30 individuals, including 17 runners, participated in this event.
Serving as directors of the 2013 Run 4 Rehab were Amy Flaherty, Maria Wondra, and Andy Jellema, all GSU Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students. Robert de Lara, DPT student, provided photography services for the event.
The Run 4 Rehab serves as a benefit to raise funds for the Miami-Marquette Challenge, a national competition between physical therapy schools to collect and distribute money for physical therapy research grants around the country. This year funds were also raised for two other charitable organizations: $200 was raised for the Spinal Cord Injury Association and $100 was raised for Backbones, a not-for-profit organization that provides free support for individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families. Additional funds raised from the Run 4 Rehab go to GSU's Physical Therapy Student Association (PTSA).
In all, a total of $1,250 was raised at this event.
For a complete list of race results, click here.
The PTSA is a student-run association at Governors State University. Its purpose is to familiarize and enhance the students with knowledge of and participation in professional organizations such as the American Physical Therapy Association, Illinois Physical Therapy Association, and other physical therapy-related special interest groups. It does this by developing and augmenting leadership skills, promoting service learning, and enhancing students’ and the public knowledge of the physical therapy profession and Governors State University’s physical therapy program.
Male: Joseph Lerner 17:05 (2012)
Female: Kristen Sulkas 22:22 (2012)
2013Male Champion: Justin Jones
Female Champion: Roberta Bennett
2012Male Champion: Joseph Lerner
Female Champion: Kristen Sulkas
Link to Complete 2012 Race Results
2011Male Champion: Joseph Lerner
Female Champion: Elizabeth Ernt
Please contact us at Run4Rehab@gmail.com if you have questions about participating in next year's event, or if you are interested in sponsoring either a participant or the event itself.
Or, visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/run4rehab