|Inaugural 5K race to celebrate life of Dru Sjodin|
A life will be commemorated and a cause supported at the first annual Dru Sjodin Purple Elephant 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Aug. 18, in Pequot Lakes, Minn. The race is intended as a fun, healthy way for the community to recognize, raise awareness, and uphold intolerance for sexual violence against women and children in honor of Dru Sjodin's life. Sponsored in part by Clif Bar, Inc.'s LUNA Bar, all race proceeds will benefit the Gamma Phi Beta Scholarship Fund at the University of North Dakota, where Sjodin attended school. The race entry fee is $20 before race day and $25 on the day of the event. More information and race pre-registration is available at www.runfordru.com. -- Shelle Michaels, Communication.