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UMass Boston BAA 5K team forming to run for Marathon Bombing victim, former student Krystle Campbell

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  February 7, 2014 12:51 PM

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UMass Boston community members are being invited to join a team running the Boston Athletic Association 5K to honor former UMass Boston student Krystle Campbell, and to raise money for a scholarship fund in her name.

Campbell was one of three people killed in the Boston Marathon bombings.

The BAA 5K is scheduled for April 19, and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences will lead the UMass Boston team.

Those interested in participating should first register to run the BAA 5K. Registration opened this week and costs $50. Once registered, email
adrienne.wald@umb.edu to be added to the UMass Boston team roster.

“Team members will be invited to participate in a training program and/or group runs during February, March, and April with coaching by experienced runners,” the university said in a statement. “Fundraising activities will take place through our website, and through upcoming events. Participants will wear team T-shirts.”

“As a participant in the Run for Krystle team, you will be part of a team dedicated to healing and resilience in memory of a special young lady,” the statement added.

For more information, visit www.runforkrystle.com. Further questions should be emailed to adrienne.wald@umb.edu.

Campbell, who was 29, studied sociology at UMass Boston from 2005-2007. She was awarded a degree posthumously at an emotional commencement in May. A month later, the university established a scholarship fund in her name.

In September, a gazebo on Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor was named in her memory. Campbell had for several years helped manage the Summer Shack restaurant’s catering and event operations on Spectacle and Georges islands.

In November, the university unveiled a portrait of a smiling Campbell wearing a University of Massachusetts Boston T-shirt which was hung on campus.

Matt Rocheleau can be reached at matthew.rocheleau@globe.com. Looking for more coverage of area colleges and universities? Go to our Your Campus pages.

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