Jennifer Webb Memorial 5k Run celebrates a life

Buies Creek, N.C.—Campbell University will hold the 5th annual Jennifer Webb Memorial 5k run on Saturday, April 2. Sponsoredby the Athletic Training Club, the run celebrates the life of Jennifer Webb, a 22-year-old certified athletic trainer who was completing a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) at Campbell when she was killed in an automobile accident in 2000.

“Jennifer Webb had a passion for life and the profession of Athletic Training,” said Catherine Simonson, director of the Athletic Training EducationProgram (ATEP) and advisor to the club. “Jennifer was a dedicated teacher, mentor, student, friend and athletic trainer. She did it right and that makes all the difference.”

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who work in a variety of settings and with all kinds of people—not just athletes. They practice under the direction and in collaboration with physicians and specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of physical injuries and illnesses. Athletic trainers work as physician extenders, in clinics, hospitals, corporations, industry, military, performing arts, as well as in schools, colleges, and professional sports.

Registration for the 5k run will begin at 8 a.m. at the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center on the Campbell campus. The run will start at 9 a.m. Participants may register online at keyword Jennifer Webb or by completing a registration form which may be picked up at Simonson’s office, Suite 156 in the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center. All entries must be received by April 2. Participants can mail entries to Catherine Simonson, Athletic Training Club, P.O. Box 414 Buies Creek, N.C. 27506. Entry fees are $15, if pre-registered by April 1, and $25 the day of the race. Children ages 6-12 may register for $5 a person.

Awards will be given for first, second and third place overall winner male and female participants, and those who compete in the race will be treated to live DJ music, food and fun give-aways. Proceeds from the run will be used to provide educational opportunities for student members of the Campbell University Athletic Training Club

Participants may run or walk a 3.1 mile course which begins in the John W. Pope Center parking lot. Campbell University students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Harnett County community are welcome to participate. Dogs are also welcome.

For more information, contact AT Club PresidentChad Lindley at [email protected]/* */ or Catherine Simonson at [email protected]/* */., 910.814.5712, or visit the website.


Photo Copy: The late Jennifer Webb