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MEDIA ADVISORY: Athletics, diversity division to present ‘Inclusive Excellence Mile Run’

May 5th, 2018

Story Contact: Liz McCune, 573-882-6212,

WHAT: The University of Missouri Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity has again partnered with Mizzou Athletics to encourage the Mizzou and mid-Missouri communities to participate in the Inclusive Excellence Mile Run.

In addition to increasing awareness of inclusion and mutual respect, the Inclusive Excellence Mile Run will raise funds for charitable organizations, including the United Service Organization, Rally4Rhyan and Circle of Sisterhood.

Anyone participating in the event also will receive a discounted ticket voucher for Mizzou Softball’s game against nationally ranked Florida at 2 p.m. May 5 at Mizzou Softball Stadium.

WHO: The event is open to the public.

The cost:

  • $5 for Mizzou faculty, staff and students
  • $10 for anyone not affiliated with Mizzou
  • $5 for children between the ages of 10 and 12
  • Free for children under the age of 9

There is an additional timing fee of $2.50 for those wishing to run competitively.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 5

WHERE: The race begins at Tiger Plaza—located at the south end of Carnahan Quad—and ends at Stankowski Field.

NOTE: The Inclusive Excellence Mile Run is part of MU’s commitment to the Inclusive Excellence Framework, which is designed to help the MU campus and local communities integrate diversity efforts into core organizational functions. The goal is to serve as an entry point to greater dialogue while expressing commitment to fostering a community where everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected.

To see a full map of the route and register for the run, please visit: