NU to hold second annual Run for Walk on Sunday

Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Saturday’s Big Ten B1G 10K isn’t the only organized run this weekend. There’s also the second annual Run for Walk, a 4.1 mile trek through Evanston’s tree-line streets and lakefront, Sunday morning (7:30 a.m. CT). The event is in honor of former Northwestern coach Randy Walker, who died of a heart attack in the summer of 2006.

[ NUSports.com: Run for Walk homepage | Event map (PDF) ]

The 4.1-mile run corresponds with the number (41) Walker wore as a player at Miami University. This event isn’t just for runners, though. There’s also a 5K walk that begins at 7:40 a.m., 10 minutes after the 4.1-mile run.

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Below, listen to Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, a former Walker assistant, talk about the first time he met the coach.

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